|Posted by e-plumber on January 25, 2004 at 13:27:28:|
|In response to Re: Shower drain open buy won't drain|
: Here's a doozy. We had a recent cold spell snap and I thougght that our show drain trap had fronzen due to its proximity to an exposed wall.
: I've heated the floor beneath the show drain and no change. Still clogged solid.
: I took the shop vac to remove the standing water and sucked up a monster hail ball from the trap. Drain still is block, not even a trickle.
: I did the store brand (Ace) drain opener thing. No change.
: I have snaked the thing to death and cannot get snake any further down the drain but maybe 3-4 feet. No change.
: I bought one of those hose end rubber gagets that expands in the pipe and with water pressure pushes the clog down the drain. Works well, getting a good seal and water is running down the drain (when I push it) via some path (maybe the vent?). When I release the pressure from the hose, water gushes up the drain, I suspect from the height of the water column pushed up the vent. No chage. Drain still clogged.
: I have run hot water, cold water, etc. No change.
: The vent is in the attic so I can't be full of snow etc. All other drains on that vent circuit drain well.
: When I vac all the water from the shower drain, I can hear (up from the clogged show drain) the other drains below the upstair shower on that circuit draining....seems to be an open path somewhere.
: I'm ready to try the acid based drain opener but I am stumped.
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