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spec_j 09-11-2009 01:59 AM

Tub takes a week to drain
 
my tub takes forever to drain. The stopper that came with the tub has a huge rubber seal on it, which allows very little water through. It takes about 15 minutes after in outta the shower to drain if not longer. Any ideas?

Thanks

inspectorD 09-11-2009 05:19 AM

yup
 
Get the hair out of the drain, if it is plastic pipe, I use a pair of long needlenose plyers...carefully...this is usually the issue. If it is galvanized(metal) pipe, change it ....you may have a buildup which is not advisable to remove.:D

Redwood 09-11-2009 08:32 AM

Have a look see at this link...
How to Fix a Clogged Bathtub Drain
Should help you out.:cool:

Billvila 09-11-2009 09:17 AM

You did take the stopper out right?

spec_j 09-11-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billvila (Post 34574)
You did take the stopper out right?

Im worried im going to break it by yanking on it. Im going to try some plyers and see whats hanging out in there. Its metal piping so i may have to just replace it.

Thanks

shan2themax 09-11-2009 05:59 PM

Do you have a septic tank? and is anything else slow draining? Commode?

Redwood 09-12-2009 09:52 AM

look at the link I posted above it tells you how to get the stopper out without breaking it.


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