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Getting lint out of a 2 inch drain

I have a 2 inch drain that serves both a sink and combination washer/dryer. It has a near horizontal section and a couple of 90 degree elbows, and I fear that that section is filling with a toxic ...
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A/C Evaporator Coil - Water dripping from unknown fitting

I noticed some water dripping from my A/C's secondary condensate drain. The primary condensate drain line still has what seems like a normal flow of water coming from it, so I don't think it is ...
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What’s causing the water to come back up in my kitchen sink?

I have a clogged kitchen sink (single bin with garbage disposal). When you run the garbage disposal, it drains the sink but when I turn it off, the water comes back up and fills the sink. I tried: ...
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Unclogging sink drain with plastic pipe using snake

I am interested in a snake tool for unclogging pipes, but I want to be able to use it for a sink that does not have steel drain pipe but plastic. Is a snake safe to use for such pipes? Or what would ...
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Toilet taking several minutes to fill, doesnt fill all the way

I noticed yesterday that my upstairs bathroom's toilet takes quite long to fill after flushing. That toilet is also constantly getting clogged; a source of endless drama when it comes time to plunge ...
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Removed the toilet from bathrom in effort to get closer to & remove a clog. How do I determine if the clog is gone without putting the toilet back on?

The story of a Friend, my plunger, his auger, and my toilet. A "doo doo" or don't do situation! Hi, an acquaintance was at my house helping me with a clogged toilet. He has more gusto then ...
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Best practice to unclog calcium deposits on the water holes of the toilet seat

So, basically I live in a region where the water has a lot of limestone content and calcium gets stuck to everything. In my house one of the toilets has this issue where water comes out only from the ...
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Kitchen sink clogged

Sink is clogged. Took out air admittance valve and it works fine. Added new one and it clogged again. Outside there's not clog. I don't know what else to do
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How to unclog or flush a toilet that when plunged it pushes up the overflow tube?

I have a clogged toilet in an apartment and every time I try to plunge it with my plunger it pushes up the overflow tube(?). I've tried plunging it less and more forcefully but both just push up the ...
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How do I open this sink trap?

I have a clogged sink in my bathroom. Tried a bunch of things already, like chemicals, a pump plunger - no success. I don't know what's in there but it seems serious. The next step would be to open ...
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Pipe cleaning machine without guide hose - how to prevent tile and furniture damage?

Looking for a pipe cleaning machine, I see only the very expensive ones with a guide hose ("Spiralschutzschlauch") that will protect the bathroom from fast-rotating spiral ends (2.5 - 5 m!). ...
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Under sink has cylindrical fixture instead of J-pipe, what is it and how to clear it out?

Part of my problem is not knowing the names of what I'm referring to, so feel free to suggest title edits please. A bathroom sink is draining very slowly after someone bearded shaved, despite them ...
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Unclogging sink drain [duplicate]

My bathroom sink drain is clogged. I tried to use a hanger to remove whatever was blocking it up, and I got a nice chunk. But, I saw it was still clogged. There is a semi clear piece under the sink ...
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Pulled a lot of stuff from Bath tub drain, now the clog is even worse!

My bathroom bathtub was very slow to drain, water will stand in the tub for long time. I bought the 20 ft long auger (advertised for bathtubs) and I can't believe I snaked through about 12 feet deep ...
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Toilet does not flush, pressure is non-existant, it worked when first installed, what's up?

We have an American Standard toilet (I'm not sure of the exact model, but it looks something like that Champion 4). When first installed, it worked great and it was indeed a one flush device. ...
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What are steps to take to resolve a frequently clogging toilet?

Here's the situation: Conventional toilet flushes liquids with some TP just fine. Everything works and looks exactly as expected. It flushes effectively with a nice swirl. But when someone makes ...
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How to clean a drain in a refrigerator?

We have an old Kenmore fridge/freezer combo. It is slowly leaking water into the bottom of the fridge which is below the freezer. After doing some research we think its likely because of a clogged ...
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Clog before 90 bend

We recently had a first floor 1/2 bath added. The waste pipe is chronically clogging. My family is aware of the problem and are careful. Every time a guest visits, we get a clog. Toilet paper seems to ...
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What is wrong with the toilet?

The toilet fills with water when flushed, but it doesn’t go down. Here’s some info: -it’s been over a week. I can’t afford a plumber. -the house is on a concrete slab. The pipes are in or under ...
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How do i disassemble this toe touch drain stopper?

I can't figure out for the life of me how to disassemble the rest of this toe touch bathtub stopper and I really need to clean it. This is the view once the top has been screwed off. in all the images ...
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What is this stuff in my faucet?

About every week I notice a decline in water pressure at my kitchen sink. When I notice it i unscrew the faucet head and the screen is completely clogged with this gritty sand stuff. Is this calcium? ...
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Toilet clogged with paper cat litter

Here's a very related question but seems to be about clay litter: Flushed cat litter, maybe clogged? I flushed paper cat litter down my toilet. I have been doing this for 5 years without any problems,...
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Garbage disposal stalled, water backed up

I have a 1 year old 2hp insinkerator garbage disposal. No problems until today. I put a couple of old pickled vegetables (not very much) in and turned it on and the motor just stalled. I could hear ...
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Bathroom Sink Clog

I've had an ongoing battle with my bathroom sink. A little over a year ago, I successfully cleared a clog using a liquid drain cleaner but noticed some leaks at the juncture of the J-bend, and so I ...
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Why is my toilet flushing slowly and not emptying the waste from the bowl?

When I flush my toilet it fills up to the rim with water. It will then drain slowly but not even a piece of toilet paper will go down the drain. I've tried plunging it and nothing is coming up like it ...
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What is on my shower drain and why is my shower not draining?

I just moved into an apartment and the shower does not drain well. It floods above my feet every time i shower. I've tried running vinegar down it after showers and this sort of helps, but eventually ...
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bathtub drain stuck

My bathtub drain is stuck, and I used lots of Drano Clog Remover in the past, but it only lasted for a few days. Also I tried all kinds of Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool, and none of them works. ...
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Old drain clogged with a lot of ceiling spackle

The man that fixed the ceiling over our tub cleaned his tools, pan, buckets in the little tiny bathroom sink. Now the drain is clogged and the area below is too small for my husband to get into. ...
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How to fix drainage clog in the shower?

Drainage in my bathroom is keep getting clogged. I tried using a snake by drilling manually ... poured at least 4 cans of Drain clog remover on different time period... in the last 3 days.. however, ...
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What prevents a toilet auger from fully extending into the toilet?

I currently have a clog, and the plunger wasn't cutting it. I got a 3' toilet auger, but I can only extend it about halfway in, even when trying to extend it further by cranking it clockwise. What ...
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How to unclog cast iron T drain for three sinks

I have a common drain for three sinks the clogs 1-2x per year. All three sinks back up at the same time and slowly drain. Total distance between sinks is about 25ft. I suspect that the sinks share a ...
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Is it prudent to unclog kitchen sink with boiling water?

For months one side of the kitchen sink has been blocked or sluggish, while the other (on the side of the dishwasher) flows freely. After several applications, I am giving up on Draino. It does not ...
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Toilet repeatedly clogs - is putting toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank causing the problem?

Our apartment's toilet repeatedly clogs. My roommate puts toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank, so that when we flush, the cleaning liquid runs through the toilet. I'm starting to wonder if the ...
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Kitchen sink drain occasionally clogs at junction 40 feet downstream from disposal [closed]

It doesn't take all that much for the drain to get backed up. We do OK by letting virtually no food particles down the sink, but invariably it backs up now and again, particularly when we're hosting. ...
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Fixing clogged washer drain pipe

My washer drain pipe backed up today and I tried fixing it with one of these with no luck so far I imagine it has to do with this tight turn in the drain pipe: I thought maybe an auger would be ...
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Why is it unwise to use a Drain King to unclog a toilet?

On its website, Consumer Reports has posted a review and comparison of drain-cleaning products (PDF). The article is about ten years old, but it's free even for non-subscribers. Out of all the ...
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What could cause frequent toilet clogs? It is not the usual suspects

We just moved into a new house. The upstairs toilet clogs a couple times per week and the downstairs toilet often takes two flushes. (Our plumber thinks the downstairs problem is just because the ...
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How can liquid enzymatic drain decloggers reach the clog in a toilet drain?

I added liquid enzymatic drain "declogger" (brand: Earthworm) to a clogged toilet drain that I already tried plunging. How are the enzymes supposed to reach the clog, unless the clog is in the first ...
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What are some ways to remove hardened epoxy from drain pipes?

Long story short. Some idiot poured down half a gallon of mixed epoxy into the sink, and washed it down with water. Epoxy traveled quite far, and then hardened, fusing with the pipes, creating a hard ...
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How much grease accidentally going down a drain is a concern?

I always try to dispose of my cooking grease safely, but I'm curious as to how grease actually causes a clog in a drain. For example, if a bit of cooking grease gets down the drain one time, will it ...
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How to determine the location of the clogged spot in floor drain using a powered drain auger, and auger tip suggestion?

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 ...
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How to fix toilet jets clogged with chlorine tablet chunks

The flush on my toilet is weak. It went from strong to weak overnight. It flushes fine if I dump in extra water. I watched and the flapper does stay open until the reservoir is adequately empty. I ...
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The right type of drain cleaner [closed]

I continue have a serious problem with the utility sink in my kitchen and I posted a question a while back. I hired a plumber to fix the problem, for a while. But now the pipe got clogged again. I ...
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How to clear outbound blockage using the snake/auger?

If there is any information that I can provide to help make this a better question or to assist in getting a better answer please let me know in the comments and I will update. Please check out ...
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How to clean hair and junk off an auger?

Afterusing an auger/snake to clean out the pipes from a shower, the tip is usually disgusting, with a large clot of hair inextricably entangled into the tip. Is there a trick to clean this thing? I ...
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Trying to snake a clogged external tower style drain/standing waste overflow and can't seem to go further down

The photos in this post are very similar to my own setup. I've used this photo to get an idea of how the standing waste overflow works. I'm as stuck as my tub on this issue. I tried Liquid Plumr ...
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Toilet continually slowly drains days after I clear it

I have a toilet i replaced in a downstairs bathroom that no one uses (no one lives downstairs and rarely goes down there). This is a three floor house and just me and my brother. It continually ...
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How do I unclog my AC drainage line

I live in a condo with an in-home AC/heat pump. This morning we noticed that it was dripping water, and when we took off the front panel we could see standing water in the run-off tray. It was pretty ...
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Temporary Stoppage in Condo Common Sewage Pipe

I live in a multi-unit condo on the first floor. There is one common sewage pipe that connects all of our toilets. One night, my toilet (only one) won't flush. A little bit of water began to seep ...
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Is grout in the toilet a plumbing clog concern?

I recently had a bathroom tiling job gone bad. There were a number of issues. One thing I noticed this morning was that the bottom of the toilet has what appears to be dried up grout mixture. ...
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