Re: Can not get snake to go through Tub drain
Posted by Ben Keet on September 15, 2002 at 15:05:35:
In response to Re: Can not get snake to go through Tub drain
: Ben, you're problem with the snake is the pee trap. ....... It's just too tight of a bend for your snake to make.

: The most like problem with a tub/shower drain is soap and hair build-up. I've had good luck with mine using a drain opener like Liquid Plumr. Might take a couple of applications.

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Well this 1/4" snake just will not make that curve in the P-trap...it must be occluded with years of oxidized rust inside the pipe cuz I'v used a gallon of Maximum strength Draino Clog remover during 3 different applications and plunged the heck outta it and I can get some water through but not enough to drain freely when showering...it pools above the ankles.
I'm wondering if the age of the cast iron is contributing to the problem [50 yrs.] and corrosion is the problem rather than hair and soap scum.

Thanks for the reply,
Ben



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