View Full Version : Plumbing and drains clog

Apr 16th, 2010, 06:32 PM
I thought about putting this in General Discussions but really it belongs here until RoG gets old enough to have home repair issues. :x

Anyways, we have a drain clog from the washing mashine and it overflows of a medium load. I snaked it and it clogged up into a full blown clog that fills up the kitchen sink. I've been trying to work it out for 3 days now and went looking for a longer electric snake to buy instead of a paying for a plumber.

I saw this http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Plumbing-Drain-Openers-Augers/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xhcZaqj4/R-100586170/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053


I bought a different brand from Do It Center, but chist to god fucking a donkey, this thing fucking works.

Dr. Boogie
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:49 AM
I definitely need something like that for my shower drain, but the site is down right now. What is that thing?

The Leader
Apr 17th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Medium drain cleaning bladder :love

This Drain Bladder clears from 1 1/2" to 3" drains by expanding in the drain and forcing water pressure through the clog. Attaches to any garden hose.

10,000 Volt Ghost
Apr 19th, 2010, 02:03 PM
My sink gets pretty clogged up so I found this stuff that works really well. It's not crystal meth but its crystal something but it looks like crystal meth. I'll check it when I get home.

Apr 19th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Basically it builds up pressure and till it makes a tight seal in the pipe, then it start shooting out pulse jets of water into the pipe. It might work on really slow drains but it's more for a drain that is completely fucked and you need to snake it out.

10,000 Volt Ghost
Apr 19th, 2010, 02:57 PM
That looks and sounds like it was developed by the NAVY.

Apr 19th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Or Pub Lover :shocked :x :love

May 20th, 2010, 01:18 PM
This whole drain thing has turned into a nightmare. The drain is for the washing machine and the kitchen sink. Probably the most used drain in the house. I have a feeling the main outlet to the sewer is collapsed under ground. :(

10,000 Volt Ghost
May 20th, 2010, 01:53 PM
What's really crap is that you cna call the town/city but they usually won't do anything to help you out.

May 20th, 2010, 02:01 PM
I think we are gonna have to send a camera down the pipe. We had a plumber use a 100 foot electric snake and it worked for 2 days, the it slowly began to close up again. It gets worse with each clearing as well.

10,000 Volt Ghost
May 20th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Do you rent or own?

May 20th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Owned by the parents.

10,000 Volt Ghost
May 20th, 2010, 03:43 PM
I was going to say you can contact the landlord and have their insurance look into it too. Sometimes theres a crack like right in the middle of the piping under the lawn where snaking it makes it worse. Thats what made me think of it.