Another bathroom clog question

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by citykid, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. citykid

    citykid New Member

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    Second floor, one toilet, one sink and one bathtub/shower.
    The toilet has no problem but the sink drains very slowly and some water comes up out of the bathtub drain.
    I snaked the tub drain pretty far... then bam, couldn't go any further, no matter how hard I tried.
    I'd snake the sink but it's a pedstal and isn't attached to the wall. The house came that way.:rolleyes:
    It sounds like a venting problem, but wouldn't the toilet be affected also?
    What could I be hitting with the drain?
    Thanks everyone.
  2. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    It's not a vent, how would a vent cause a sink to backup into a tub? Either throw away your toy snake and buy a real one or hire a pro.
  3. Nate R

    Nate R New Member

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    What would be a good or NOT toy snake to get?

    I work for a couple landlords doing handyman jobs. A decent snake is essential! :D
  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    snakes

    Unfortunately, the one you need is much too expensive for occassional use, and the ones referenced in the above link are also backbreakers since they do not break down into individual components very easily.
  6. JeffH

    JeffH New Member

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    Take the sink off...

    Unfortunately, the snake used for the shower/tub might not be big enough for the task. Removing the pedestal sink allows for a larger snake to be ran. This is where I'd run my machine using 13/32 cable. BTW do you have one of these? There nice for tight spaces, and I've run mine out to suprisingly lenghts.

    http://www.spartantool.com/machineview.asp?id=11&menu=cablemachines&model=700
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