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Herb C

05:42AM | 12/24/03
Member Since: 10/25/03
26 lifetime posts
I seemed to sometimes have a clogged drain everytime I flush pasta down the disposal. My basement utility sink backed up this morning. I used a small diameter snake about 25ft that I bought from one of those hardware stores for about $25.00 This usually works when I open up the access hole in the basement pipe and run the snake thru it. It won't work now. The pipe that I'm running the snake thru, is the pipe that drains the kitchen sink, dishwasher, disposal ....etc....it's about 2-3 inches in diameter. Will I need a longer and larger snake than what I have now? or does anyone have any suggestions at all? Please Help

cellarwater

03:29AM | 12/25/03
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Sounds like the main building sewer is slow.Do you have septic or city disposal? If it's septic get the tank pumped. As far as snakes are concerned theres bigger ones,they can be rented or bought. Is there any trees near where the underground pipe goes? get root cutting blades for the snake. Good Luck and Merry Christmas. C.

Herb C

10:03AM | 12/25/03
Member Since: 10/25/03
26 lifetime posts
Thank for your reply cellarwater,......... in response to your response, I have city disposal and there are no trees where my pipe runs. My utility sink in the basement is draining but very slowly.....Any other suggestions, besides renting a longer snake?? I've also tried the baking soda and vinegar....Has not helped at all. Thanks for your help on Christmas.....Herb C

[This message has been edited by Herb C (edited December 25, 2003).]

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cellarwater

06:02PM | 12/25/03
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
O.K. Herb got your reply. Try a bigger snake. Home Depot or ***** should have one [You're wallet will be $350 to $400 lighter] or rent one for the day. Also buy a pair of leather gloves wear your best rags and snake like crazy! Good Luck C.

Herb C

04:23AM | 12/26/03
Member Since: 10/25/03
26 lifetime posts
Finally got it unclogged Cellarwater. The snake that I had only went 25 ft. But I rented a snake that was 50 feet long and the drain unclogged at about 27 feet. I have to invest in a longer snake. I rented one this time and it was only $20.00 Thanks for your help, it was greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work and responses.

hoganem

04:49AM | 12/26/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
90 lifetime posts
I hope you snaked the whole 50 feet, might as well since you had the machine,


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