bathtub clog from construction

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  1. Aug 15, 2009 #1

    130munch

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    I just had someone redo my bathroom floor & install a new piece of drywall behind the sink as well as install a new toilet & sink.

    They were using my bathtub to fill bucket up to mix the flooring stuff and I think they used it to drain some contencts of their buckets. Now my tub drains so slow that when you take a shower you are standing in 3-4 inches of water.

    My favorite home remedy that has worked in the past, baking soda & vinegar followed by boiling water, does not do the trick. I hate using "draino" type stuff, because if they don't release the clog you have chemical remnants coming back up w/water that won't drain.

    Any suggestions on how to clear the clog, which has to be remnants of the construction products they were using?
     
  2. Aug 15, 2009 #2

    Nestor_Kelebay

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    If you have a wet/dry vaccuum cleaner, the very first thing I'd try is to try vaccuuming out that drain. It might not be thin set in there at all; it might be a small piece of tile or some tile spacers or something.
     
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    If you live near an auto wrecker, I'd get a speedometer cable core and put it in an electric drill and use that as a snake to see if you can dislodge the obstruction, then try vaccuuming again.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 #4

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    How about calling a drain cleaning pro?
    Sounds like a bit of grout and drywall mud maybe involved.
    Been there done that I don't anticipate good results for the amateur.
     

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