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Old 11-24-2009, 05:48 PM  
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Default what's a quick fix for sink & bath drain clogs?

i noticed that if i pour some comet down the sink drain, it clears up the backup. However, in the tub, it doesn't work as effective. As an alternative to getting the pipes snaked, any suggestions for a quick non-damaging way to clear up a slow draining bathtub?



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Old 11-24-2009, 06:09 PM  
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Usually with bathtubs its a case of getting the hair out...
Try the tips at this link...
How to Fix a Clogged Bathtub Drain



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I use a flexible claw tool to reach in and pull out those nasty looking hairballs. They are usually close to the pop up drain entrance.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/productimages/s4/22-9724.jpg

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I use a flexible claw tool to reach in and pull out those nasty looking hairballs. They are usually close to the pop up drain entrance.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/productimages/s4/22-9724.jpg
Yes that Information and much more is included on the page at the link I posted...
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Yes that Information and much more is included on the page at the link I posted...
Oh and you think I actually read your whole link through before I posted, too?
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As Redwood mentioned, the most common cause of tub clogs is hair.
Try a product called "Drain Purge", I haven't seen much that can compare to this.
Be darn sure to follow the directions or it will melt your pipes, make you go blind or burn your lungs. It's concentrated phosphoric acid.

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As Redwood mentioned, the most common cause of tub clogs is hair.
Try a product called "Drain Purge", I haven't seen much that can compare to this.
Be darn sure to follow the directions or it will melt your pipes, make you go blind or burn your lungs. It's concentrated phosphoric acid.
Never used it...

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that claw looks like a neat product. gonna give it a try. anyone ever try putting nair down a drain?

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Why not, as long as you wipe it off in less than 5 minutes. Otherwise your drain might become irritated.
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when the roto-rooter guy came one time, he gave us a container of enzyme and said to pour it down the drain once a month. anyone know if this stuff can be bought retail, and if so, where, and how much it costs?



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