can't get snake through floor drain

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by drowning in terds, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. drowning in terds

    drowning in terds New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    hamilton ontario canada
    I have been trying for hours to get a snake through my floor drain as it is backing up with raw sewage. i only have a 25 ft. 1/4 in. snake. i cant afford to get a pro in to fix it. can anyone please help
  2. Smooky

    Smooky Member

    Messages:
    647
    Location:
    NC
    You need to snake through a clean out. A clean out has a solid cover and looks like a floor drain.
  3. drowning in terds

    drowning in terds New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    hamilton ontario canada
    thats where im running it through, but it only goes about 5 ft then gets stuck like it won't make the turn.
  4. drowning in terds

    drowning in terds New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    hamilton ontario canada
    i still cant get it to go more then 5 ft. ive tryed every other drain in the floor and having no luck. i dont know what to do? is there some kind of trap in there because it seems like its getting stuck on something?.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    27,230
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    The floor drain is NOT a cleanout. There can be many reasons why you cannot snake through a floor drain. Concrete in the pipe, a poor installation where your snake is crossing over and going into another floor drain, are two possibilities.
Similar Threads: can't snake
Forum Title Date
Drain Cleaning HELP! Kitchen Sink Draining Slow...Can't Find Clog Mar 14, 2013
Drain Cleaning Bathtub Clogged, Can't get cover plate off (no screws) Nov 7, 2007
Drain Cleaning Taken care of your power snakes? Nov 21, 2014
Drain Cleaning slow drain - having trouble getting 1/2 inch snake into sink drain Oct 30, 2014
Drain Cleaning Electric Snake stuck in pipe Aug 25, 2014

Share This Page