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How to remove bathtub linkage

I have a completely clogged tub and all the usual solutions like plunging and liquid drain stuff have failed me. I got my overflow plate off (its own frustrating adventure) and the linkage became ...
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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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Is my bathtub's trip-lever plunger stuck?

I have a bathtub which is draining extremely slowly. I believe the tub's layout looks like this: I have tried several things to remove clogs, including fishing with a clothes-hanger hook, drain ...
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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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Clean Out to Main Sewer Clear but Still Having Issues

The clean out pipe at my son's home overflows when the sewage pump in the basement kicks on pushing out probably 40 gallons of water. I snakes the line three times from the clean out pipe to the ...
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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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Toilet clogs for few minutes then drains

I'm having problems with my toilets in my house. All of them clog very easy with or without toilet paper. The two upstairs are the worst, one has been out of commission for a while just because of how ...
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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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How should I route the drain in my laundry room when I remodel?

Can't figure out how to re-plumb the drainage system. Can't go around because there is a door. I was thinking going low and putting up with a slight 3" step, or digging a trench and burrying the ...
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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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Replacing Double with Single Bowl Kitchen Sink Causes Slow Drain

During our kitchen remodel, we replaced our double sink with a single bowl. There was no drainage issue before the remodel, now it drains really slowly. The drain was open for 2 months during the ...
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Stubborn clogged sink drain

I've been struggling for a few days trying to unclog a bathroom sink that is extremely slow to drain. I tried the following: Removed and cleaned P trap Snake: Cheapo ($30) 25ft 1/4" drum auger with ...
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My dishwasher keeps jamming, it's not draining water, has sitting water in the bottom

Not sure if this is my dishwasher or my clogged drains. A few years back, my dishwasher stopped draining; I called my neighbor, I tried all home remedies, my neighbor took the Bosch dishwasher apart ...
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Plumber's snake buckles when trying to unclog sink

I'm tackling a stubborn clog in a kitchen sink. I first took out the P-trap, but it was pretty clear. I then tried a 15' plumber's snake, put it in past where the p trap connects, and got the whole ...
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Clearing Clog in Galvanized Plumbing

I just finished installing a tankless water heater (yay!). Unfortunately, we weren't ready to do a full replumb of the house, so we patched into the pipes connecting the old water heater. For some ...
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Toilet not flushing after flooding

We have two toilets at home. One doesn't flush well (does this gurgling/bubbling thing) and one used to work. The city flooded for a couple of days and now neither toilets work. The water still "...
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How can I find the cleanout for my cast iron drain line?

I bought a 1962 home in Merritt Island, Florida last year and immediately noticed a plumbing issue due to cast iron pipes corroding since they sat for a few years. Where is my cleanout so I can snake ...
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How bad is Latex Paint down drain and how to remove it?

This falls under the category of "I should have asked before starting the job"! I've been painting a bedroom with latex paint and to clean the brushes/rollers/etc at the end of the day I take them to ...
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What else can I try to fix a clogged drain?

Our sink was draining slowly, but now it's nearly stopped. I've tried several things: About four months ago I ran some liquid drain cleaner down the sink and things improved for a while The ...
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Sink clogged completely when using NaOH drain cleaner

I used a drain cleaner containing sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to unclog it. I followed the drain cleaner's instructions to the letter: pour the NaOH into the pipe entrance. pour hot water. As soon as ...
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How quick do tree roots re-clog the sewer drain after snaking?

My sewer drain got clogged around September last year. I called in a plumber, he ran a snake through the main sewer out. No more clog. He said it was the roots of the 30ft Maple tree or the 30ft ...
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How to fix toilet

When handle pushed to flushToilet bowl does not overflow but almost completely fill. Stays that way for long time but eventually drains to a very low level. I think it may have started with s ...
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Help with unclogging the kitchen sink using a plunger

I tried to unclog my kitchen sink using a plunger, but it's not work, probably because the dishwasher is draining to the same pipe; see the Y-connector in the photo below. I want to cap off the ...
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Salt deposits in health faucets and shower

Due to the quality of water (with lots of dissolved salts) the health faucet and the shower gets clogged. I have to either poke with a pin or open it and brush. This happens very frequently (at least ...
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Kitchen sink/garbage disposal waste draining into backyard

I've recently discovered that my mother in-law has a planter outside her kitchen window which is catching run off from her sink. There is a pool of water and a smell that can now be detected from the ...
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Plumbing issue throughout house - gurgling coming from shower, bubbling in toilet, standing water in drain of shower

Update below: Main line snaked For reference, images of the drain. I'm going through the whole story in case any details might make a difference in prognosis. If you aren't interested in the ...
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Which way to unscrew the behind part of the v pipe?

I am trying to remove the pipe bellow my bathroom sink to clean it (clogged). I made loose the facing screw but I can't the behind one. The one in the red square. I am not sure which way is the ...
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Why did one toilet regularly clog, and now another one?

We have two toilets in our house and it seems that the guest bathroom seems to get clogged more often than not. This issue is normally resolved by clearing the overflow outside. I was about to ...
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My child flushed a flashlight down the toilet, how do I get it out?

My 2 year old flushed flashlight down the toilet a couple weeks ago, and now its starting to clog. It worked fine at first, so I thought that maybe it went all the way down, but I've been having to ...
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Maxi Pad flushed down the toilet

I accidently flushed a rolled up maxi pad down the toilet 14 days ago at a friend's house while on vacation. We stayed at their house for 7 days and it was clogged with the pad the first day we stayed ...
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How can I remove calcium deposits from a drain?

My shower drain has 4 plastic "teeth" that stick out into the center of the drain. From this I have found some stalactite calcium columns hanging down to the U bend. I tried to pull one of them up ...
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How to unclog water pipes clogged with algae in well water system in Florida?

My house is on well system, and it seems that algae build up is now affecting my water pressure. All pumps pressure are fine. It started suddenly with one facet and now few days later seems like is a ...
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How can I fix a very slow drain?

I have a bathroom with a bathtub, toilet, and sink that are all very, very slow to drain. When water drains out of the toilet, it backs up into the tub, and vice-versa. Here's what the setup looks ...
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How do I remove a broken toilet auger from my toilet?

My toilet is suffering frequent clogs that could be cleared with a plunger, but recurs the next time we send anything down. So I went and got the fanciest toilet auger at Lowe's, Cobra brand heavy ...
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Why does my kitchen sink not drain properly after I don't use it for a while?

I can't figure out why my kitchen sink drain keeps clogging. I've bought several bottles of Draino type stuff and they work for a day or two. But if I don't use my sink much in 2 or 3 days and then ...
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How to fix a slow draining sink?

I have a bathroom sink that has started to drain slowly. There are 2 sinks in that bathroom, and the other sink drains just fine. The pipes and joints are PVC and the construction is fairly new. We ...
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How can I unclog a toilet that is clogged due to non-toilet paper?

I have a 3 year old (deep sigh) who decided to flush a subscription card from a magazine down the toilet. She did this a couple weeks ago, but I think we are just now seeing the affects of this ...
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How can I stop this drain pipe from backing up?

In my basement laundry room is (to my knowledge) the only drain pipe in the whole basement, which hooks into the end of the main line as it exits the house and heads to the septic tank. When we moved ...
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Should I add a grease trap to a long drain run from the kitchen?

My 1955 house has a 25 foot drain run from my kitchen to my main stack (~7 feet of bends, then ~18 feet straight along a back wall). It has clogged several times in various places, and I have had it ...
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Why is my sewer drain line suddenly having frequent blockages?

One month ago I experienced bubbling in my downstairs toilet when someone was taking a shower upstairs. The toilet bubbling concerned me and I noticed a little water on the floor the next day, nothing ...
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Is this a clog, or poor plumbing?

Our basement washroom shower started overflowing. It happens when we use the sink for longer than 30 seconds and when we use the shower. It will over flow, then slowly drain. We have tried snaking ...