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Old 06-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default both toilets and shower wont drain

I have ran a bunch of different versions of drano through with no success. Will a snake get me back in business? Never done this before
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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Your main line is clogged. Get a plumber to come out and snake it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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Are you in a house or an apartment? If you are in a house, go out and find your clean out, pull the cap off. That will at the very least let it drain if the problem is between the clean out and the city side. If it still doesn't drain the problem is somewhere between the drain closest to the clean out and the clean out itself. And, as sc281 stated, call a plumber, not sure if you can find one working on a Saturday, depends on your area.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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It'll have to be a



wait for it





Texas Rat Snake. Yeahhhhhh!

Seriously though, it may be time to give a plumber a call.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Shit like this just stinks ya know
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Are you in a house or an apartment? If you are in a house, go out and find your clean out, pull the cap off. That will at the very least let it drain if the problem is between the clean out and the city side. If it still doesn't drain the problem is somewhere between the drain closest to the clean out and the clean out itself. And, as sc281 stated, call a plumber, not sure if you can find one working on a Saturday, depends on your area.
A house. Working on trying to find a plumber now
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:30 AM   #7
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I have a power snake and would be happy to give you a hand if you are close. What part of town are you in?
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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You can rent a snake from HD. If you don't have a clean out, you have I get on the roof and go through the vent stack. I'd call around though. My plumber only charges a service call, which is $75, and he's done in 15 minutes, and I think the snake rental is around $65.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:54 AM   #9
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You can rent a snake from HD. If you don't have a clean out, you have I get on the roof and go through the vent stack. I'd call around though. My plumber only charges a service call, which is $75, and he's done in 15 minutes, and I think the snake rental is around $65.
This! I had to use one on my rent house.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #10
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Time to get rid of those tree roots!
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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Time to get rid of those tree roots!
Crape mertle roots...
It's a new house so you know they can't waste money on such a thing as a tree
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:28 AM   #12
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I have a power snake and would be happy to give you a hand if you are close. What part of town are you in?
That'd be awesome but I'm locking my dog up...
jk. I work today so maybe tomorrow
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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http://www.google.com/imgres?q=plumb...89&tx=83&ty=38

I've tried this one. Not as handy too limp.
So I bought me one of these.

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It works better for me. Snakeing drains is dirty, messy work. A plumber isn't that expensive but I ain't a DFWM baller so I do it myself. Three girls and a wife equals all kinds of substances and articles down the drain.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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Crape mertle roots...
It's a new house so you know they can't waste money on such a thing as a tree
Our first house had two crape myrtles in the middle of the front yard. This was about the time Wolfe nursury went out of business(mid ninties). We wrangled two nice live oaks for $45 each so I dug up the cms and transplanted them on the lot line on the other side of the driveway. I put the oaks in the cm holes. Last time I drove by those oaks were about a foot and a half in diameter and were shading the house as I had hoped(the cms are huge too). Too bad we outgrew that place. Trees are rarely a bad investment. Good luck with yours.
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Could be air bubble as well.. have you checked the vent?
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #16
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Had the same thing last summer. First check the shower vent. However, my soloution was spending money on a good snake. I went through the cut out under kitchen sink. Fed in about 60ft. and hit the clog. A couple of jabs at and every sink burped,then drained. After measuring it out - the clog was in the main under the garage about mid way down.

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #17
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I had this problem during winter time and when i first moved into our house

It sucked.

Have you tried using a plunger on the main pipe line? Sometimes id plunge it like 30 time and it'd clear the line. I looked retrarded doing that in front of my house but it worked. Or i'd plunge the shower drain too, could be air.


Call your city and say you think the pipes are broken after you've ran a snake and you want them to run a camera. They'll try to clear the line before attempting to run a camera. They cleared the line for me with some power washing tool that attached to my water hose.
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Our first house had two crape myrtles in the middle of the front yard. This was about the time Wolfe nursury went out of business(mid ninties). We wrangled two nice live oaks for $45 each so I dug up the cms and transplanted them on the lot line on the other side of the driveway. I put the oaks in the cm holes. Last time I drove by those oaks were about a foot and a half in diameter and were shading the house as I had hoped(the cms are huge too). Too bad we outgrew that place. Trees are rarely a bad investment. Good luck with yours.
Crepe myrtle.
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A Step Up plumbing

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Super honest and awesome pricing. He will get you fixed up and I guarantee you will be happy with his work. If you use him tell him Scott Kobus gave you the #.
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That'd be awesome but I'm locking my dog up...
jk. I work today so maybe tomorrow

You don't have to lock up your dog. I only attack if they growl at me first.
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