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The other answers are great, however can I add good old detective work using process of elimination and our friends trial and error. If it is only two drains, locate where they link together and do your best to hit that spot with a snake. If its every drain well hire someone to look at the main stack water flows down hill. Final thought maybe its ...


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The following two techniques are perhaps not the best methods, but they're basically free, and don't require any tools. Pinpointing the blockage might not be realistic, and practice may be helpful. Using both techniqes might help get you within a foot of the obstruction. If the pipe is partially blocked (such that it will drain after a couple hours) the ...


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Call a pro Call Roto-Rooter®, or any other plumber of your choice. They'll be able to feed a camera down the line, and tell you exactly where, and what the clog is. Even without a fancy camera, a plumber should be able to use a regular snake to locate the clog. Use a snake If you want to give it a try yourself, plumbing snakes (auger) are available at ...


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Nail clippers, for anyone reading this in future. It just happened to me with water in the sink. I spent an hour unsuccessfully trying to pry it out with a butter knife. I couldn't find a plunger or pliers, so I used the best thing at my disposal and thankfully it worked. Just open your clippers and rap them around the rubber ridge in the middle of your plug ...



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