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8500 RPM 01-04-2006 06:25 AM

Environmentally-friendly drain uncloggers?
 
I want something that is environmentally-friendly and re-usable. Is there such a thing? Maybe some kind of pump?

coolhand 01-04-2006 07:24 AM

Snake.

Justin e36 01-04-2006 08:01 AM

1. Sewer Snake/Auger (used for unplugging sinks.)
2. Toilet Plunger
3. Hand plunger (for sinks)
4. Pipe Wrench (for opening up the trap, usually where clogs occur on sinks. also for removing the trap if the clog is in the horizontal drain pipe.)
5. Closet Auger (snake for unclogging toilets)

Primus 01-04-2006 08:44 AM

pour baking soda down the drain then some white vinigar!

notjoe 01-04-2006 07:38 PM

There is some shit called One Second Plumber. It has an attachment sort of like a plunger which is attached to a can of compressed air. It isnt too bad but i just use a normal plunger which is especially for anything but the toilet ;)

BMWF1 01-04-2006 11:25 PM

i just pour bleech in there.,.hell i pour motor oil and acid into the sewer. it can handle soem bleech

BMWags 01-04-2006 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWF1
i just pour bleech in there.,.hell i pour motor oil and acid into the sewer. it can handle soem bleech

*no-no*


hahahaha....funny tho

notjoe 01-04-2006 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWF1
i just pour bleech in there.,.hell i pour motor oil and acid into the sewer. it can handle soem bleech


I hope you're only joking

coolhand 01-05-2006 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notjoe
I hope you're only joking

I don't think he is. *mumble*

Justin e36 01-05-2006 04:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWF1
i just pour bleech in there.,.hell i pour motor oil and acid into the sewer. it can handle soem bleech

You pour... acid into the sewer? And just what kind of acid do you possess besides citric acid? :/

8500 RPM 01-05-2006 03:31 PM

This is for the bathtub....Can I still use an auger.

Justin e36 01-05-2006 04:40 PM

Snake/Auger:
Yes, you can still use an auger. Slide it down the drain twisting as you enter it until it will not go anymore. When you get to this point shake it a bit and try to push harder. If it will not move, then you're likely at the blockage point. Now you either turn the handle on the auger, or if you have a cheaper snake, you'll have to twist it while pushing. The idea here is to break down the blockage and allow it to pass through.

Plunger:
If you use a plunger, note that at the top of the bathtub there is an overflow drain. Usually this drain is covered with a silver cover, or something similar. At the bottom of this silver cover is a hole for a second drain. (In case someone forgets the water running, it will drain out the second drain higher up on the bathtub instead of overflowing out onto the floor.) This hole needs to be covered and sealed tight, otherwise the air suction from the plunger will just be moving air in and out of this hole instead of affecting the drain blockage. Also ensure you have enough water in the bathtub for the plunger to create an air-tight seal.

Justin

Primus 01-05-2006 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWags
*no-no*


hahahaha....funny tho

u cant talk mr, drag the oil pan 30 feet down the street!


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