View Full Version : auger through the trap

05-17-2007, 03:58 PM
how the hell do i get an auger through the p trap???

05-17-2007, 06:47 PM
If the entire p-trap is glued, you will probably be limited to using a cannister snake, using a hose and bladder, or some sort of drain chemical. If the clog is further down in the drainpipe, you may need to run a much larger snake snake through a cleanout or vent.

But wait for the pros to weigh in.

05-17-2007, 07:06 PM
i have a cannister snake, and its just bouncin; around in the overflow pipe, i can;t get it to make the bend at all!!!

05-17-2007, 07:49 PM
How old is the house. Some real old ones had a trap with a cleanout plug in the bottom and snakes will get caught in it and NEVER make the turn. Other cast iron traps have such a tight bend that the two legs are next to each other, and snakes will not make that bend either.