I have a basement floor drain that clogs and backs up a bit (but do slowly drain all the water). I used a powered auger attempting to clear it but without total success (it drains better but not as good as when it's working perfectly). I pulled out some black grease like substance and hair. I wonder if I can determine how far along the opening of the floor drain the clog is located?

And also, is there a auger tip I should use to better clear the clog?

  • Sure. Measure the auger. The best bit depends on the nature of the clog. Any sign of roots? – isherwood Apr 2 '18 at 14:55
  • No root. Mainly black sticky thing and little hair. – KubiK888 Apr 2 '18 at 15:56
  • Just about any bit should clear that as long as it's 3/4 the size of the pipe or better. – isherwood Apr 2 '18 at 15:57
  • the auger might have found someplace else to go that doesn't help; length along doesn't tell you as much as it should unless you know the piping layout well. if you have organic blockages, foaming pipe cleaners should help. – dandavis Apr 2 '18 at 20:29
  • I have tried drano with no success, any specific brand I should consider? – KubiK888 Apr 3 '18 at 3:01

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