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Get two bladder-style drain cleaners. Insert one down each sink. Turn them both on simultaneously and they'll inflate until they block up the sinks, at which point they'll fill the plumbing in between the two and use pressure to push the blockage down the only remaining path. If this drain proves to be problematic in the long-term, then you'll have to ...


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you could reverse the suction by attaching a vacuum cleaner on the port while the system is shut off and see if that loosens the clog


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I'd suggest the following (apologies for the crude drawing). From left-to-right: extend pipe out past the black pipe attach yellow clean-out elbow (not 90 degree!...use a sweep (yellow)) this will be angled down aiming towards the run along the other wall connect the sweep to the other pipe using two 45 degree elbows (purple) Sweep with cleanout: 45 ...


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The most obvious choice is to modify the plumbing at the point indicated below to allow for a cleanout plug to be added. The fitting shown would be replaced with one that looks like this: In such installation the straight through part of the Wye Tee fitting is closed off with a plug which is easily removed to insert a cleanout snake. Adjusting the ...


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You need to use a pair of long nose pliers like this: There is also a good bet that an ordinary pair of pliers would do the trick as well:


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Glued up PVC pipe should not be any sort of detriment to getting inside to remove a clog. Just cut open a section, clean and then install new fittings to rejoin the line. While you are at it replace some of those horrible 90 degree elbows with a better type of couplings that will not clog so easily as a bunch of these sharp turn elbows. Also take the time to ...


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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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Fill void with water and use a toilet plunger. Failing that, you're going to need to drill it and insert a screw.


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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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Using warm (should be very hot water) to break up plumbing blockages. Works for minor issues. You would simply dump hot water into the drain (or toilet) and let the heated water try to affect the material blocking the pipe.


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You are lucky there is a vertical pipe. The teapot lid is often at the bottom of the chamber, so it needs to be pumped out for access. As you suspect, this should enable cleaning out the main house trap. The pipe with the flap that is under water is to access the pipe beyond the trap. Either the pipe beyond or the trap can be the cause of the blockage. ...


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I am assuming Chinese plumbing works the same as most other. In such case, the only place in common to the sink, shower, and toilet is somewhere past the last one. You might check with neighbors to see if they are having any problem. If they started having trouble when you did, the block is downstream of them too, in which case a longer auger is called ...


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Those symptoms indicate that the blockage is likely beyond the trap that's built into the toilet bowl. It may be where the toilet meets the floor near the wax seal, or it may be even further down the line. If a plunger isn't dislodging the blockage (remember the goal is to suck up, not push down with the plunger), then you can get an auger that's specially ...


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I would use a toilet snake as @Wayfaring Stranger suggested. The home depot treatment you looked at is not a drain cleaner but a septic treatment. You might try warm water. When the water is low in the bowl (as in after plunging), slowly add a large pot of warm water to the bowl. Use warm water from the faucet not boiling water. Boiling water may crack the ...


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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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If you can't access the pipe to check temperature as suggested above, you can estimate by volume. 10 feet of 1.5" pipe holds .92 gallons of water. So if the blockage has completely drained overnight and there's just a little water in the trap, and then it takes a gallon to full the pipe back up, you know the blockage is a little over 10 feet down (so a 25' ...


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The answer given by @personal-privacy-advocate is fairly sound advice however I would add the following: "the above almost never works to get rid of a blockage" referring to drain cables/augers/snakes. This may be true for laypersons. Using these tools properly (without damaging the tool) and effectively (they nearly always work when wielded properly) takes ...


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Assuming this is a newly manifested problem in and otherwise regularly functional drain system, there are 2 things to do first: Insert your snake into the plumbing system through the shower drain, not the tub (you will have less chance of coiling it up on itself) and measure how far it goes before it hits the hard stop. In case you don't understand, you ...


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It will wash down with the waste. The 2" screw in a 3 or 4" pipe should be of no concern....


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Are you using so called 'flushable' wipes? Because in reality you should never flush those things down the drain, it's probably the most common thing to clog drains behind turkey drippings, and improperly discarded tampons/maxis.


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You have a camera view and a Plummer that says the pipes are good . In this case "shit happens" the drains can be fine for years then you do some cleaning and a hair ball runs into a feminine hygiene product and the drain clogs. Since the Plummer is not trying to get you to replace the cast I would not worry because of the case I have listed seamed to happen ...


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A combination of a solution of bleach water at the A/C end and a shop vac at the outlet may be useful. I had a similar clog in the drain with two elbows instead of sweeps (inside the slab) and the snake only goes so far. The snake helped open a bit of travel for the chlorine water, which takes some time to be effective, but the shop vac (wet/dry vac) really ...


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Sounds like your trap has something caught in it. If it gets worse when you run the garbage disposal it would be because it is trying to push more down there. Sounds like Drano would be a good first step. And if that doesn't work then pull off your trap and take a look.


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If the stopper is flat and will not pop up, put a drop of super glue on the corner of a note card and glue the card to the stopper. After a few seconds, lift the card and it will pull up the stopper. I just did this and it worked like a charm. When I pulled the card off the stopper, the tiny bit of paper residue was easily scraped off.


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happened to me yesterday with a mason jar lid. I filled the other sink and quickly let the water out. The pressure dislodged the obstruction.


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This is a tough one. Depending on where you live and the age of the house means theres different code. What is the pipe made out of. Cast is code here in Chicago. Access the pipes first. You may even be able to rent one at Home Depot or where ever. Take notes on where in the pipe is affected. More than likely your going to have to R&R (Remove and ...


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This is really a comment but too long - I am not sure of your exact situation but normally if something like this happens you call your real estate agent, police, and bank. You need to file a police report, your real estate agent needs to get a hold of seller's agent (who is ultimately responsible in most states), and you need to talk to bank about ...


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I just recovered two big (6") chunks of a bouyant, white chalky pipe-blockage from my tank. No, it is not slippery. It feels like one might expect wet chalk to feel, or joint compound that has about 90% of the stickiness removed. There is a bit of black nastiness on the outside, but the inside is surprisingly white for something from a sewer pipe. Right now ...


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It is a build up from residual grease from the kitchen, apparently some of the grease from plates left overs, pots and pans are not completely emulsified (diluted in soap) when doing dishes and over time they create that build up.


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You have a blockage that is in the main pipe downstream of where toilet and the bathroom drain collect, so it is backing up both of them. Since the chemicals are not doing it, it looks like it has to be augered.


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