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    I have been trying for hours to get a snake through my floor drain as it is backing up with raw sewage. i only have a 25 ft. 1/4 in. snake. i cant afford to get a pro in to fix it. can anyone please help

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    You need to snake through a clean out. A clean out has a solid cover and looks like a floor drain.

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    thats where im running it through, but it only goes about 5 ft then gets stuck like it won't make the turn.

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    i still cant get it to go more then 5 ft. ive tryed every other drain in the floor and having no luck. i dont know what to do? is there some kind of trap in there because it seems like its getting stuck on something?.

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    The floor drain is NOT a cleanout. There can be many reasons why you cannot snake through a floor drain. Concrete in the pipe, a poor installation where your snake is crossing over and going into another floor drain, are two possibilities.
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