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Old 10-10-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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Question Dran-o? Mr. Plumber? Concentrated sulphuric acid?

how can i make a realy slow drane cleer up? i dont know what the prablem is but i want it 2 go away!!!

what shuld i poor down the drane???

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Old 10-10-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Stick your pen0r in it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
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You want the drain cleaner they sell at Lowes that comes in a plastic bottle inside of a plastic bag. It cleaned my bathroom sink drain so well that half my house smelled like garbage for about 2 hours.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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NaOH
Caustic soda
Lye
Sodium hydroxide

All the same thing and what they put in expensive drain openers.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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You want the drain cleaner they sell at Lowes that comes in a plastic bottle inside of a plastic bag. It cleaned my bathroom sink drain so well that half my house smelled like garbage for about 2 hours.
This stuff sounds both fascinating and dangerous. Got a name for it?
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:09 PM   #6
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Half a bottle of Dawn down the drain, and the other half in your Dishwasher. It'll break up the grease in your pipes and leave everything smelling lemon fresh.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:10 PM   #7
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I tend to favor the gel format, as I perceive it sticks to the offending materials vs. liquid which might pour right through.

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Old 10-10-2007, 01:12 PM   #8
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You want the drain cleaner they sell at Lowes that comes in a plastic bottle inside of a plastic bag. It cleaned my bathroom sink drain so well that half my house smelled like garbage for about 2 hours.
+11

Also try to get as much crap out with some needle nose pliers.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:13 PM   #9
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Screw needle nose pliers..use an old coat hanger and pretend you're looking for a fetus..
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:13 PM   #10
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Interesting that you use English spelling A9.

BTW - don't pour sulfuric acid down your drain!!
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:14 PM   #11
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+22

It's some rude-smelling acid... you can't miss it. It's some nasty stuff-- stand well back when you dump it in, and prepare for it to bubble/smoke/stink while it works. Its way better than any grocery store-grade stuff.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:15 PM   #12
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Bases are MUCH better...
They turn the gunked-up organic stuff into soap...

Which then cleans as it goes down.

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Old 10-10-2007, 01:18 PM   #13
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They make specific drain CLEANERS in lew of drain openers... there is also enzyme stuff you can use to eat the mucus outta the pipes...

Visit a hardwear.... http://www.acehardware.com/sm-drain-...p-2568452.html

I tend to use toliet bowl cleaner on the tub, run some hot water for a few, let it drain down and the pour in half a bottl and go to bed, cleans the trap...

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Old 10-10-2007, 01:18 PM   #14
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Bases are MUCH better...
Thank you. I tried to tell them.

Drain openers are almost exclusively "based" on NaOH which is highly alkaline and very caustic. Do not try using acids.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:20 PM   #15
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Thank you. I tried to tell them.

Drain openers are almost exclusively "based" on NaOH which is highly alkaline and very caustic. Do not try using acids.
Not everyone knows Chem
Yeah, all the drain cleaners are basic.

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Old 10-10-2007, 01:21 PM   #16
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This stuff sounds both fascinating and dangerous. Got a name for it?

Cant find it online but it's clear bag & clear bottle. Looks about the color and consistency of soy sauce.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:26 PM   #17
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Not everyone knows Chem
I need to remember that
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:26 PM   #18
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You can get a coiled snake for about $15. Works better than a cleaner but more labor intensive. Very nasty when you pull out big hairballs.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:27 PM   #19
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bottle of cheap vodka (the ones in a plastic bottle)
pour full bottle
light a match
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:30 PM   #20
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ive used a plunger before
ive also taken apart the drain, it unscrews, pulled it out and it was like that scence from sorority boys with the hair in the drain. It was all my gf

new place needs this done too, but a plumber is coming so I am going to let him deal with it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:32 PM   #21
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They make specific drain CLEANERS in lew of drain openers... there is also enzyme stuff you can use to eat the mucus outta the pipes...

Visit a hardwear.... http://www.acehardware.com/sm-drain-...p-2568452.html

I tend to use toliet bowl cleaner on the tub, run some hot water for a few, let it drain down and the pour in half a bottl and go to bed, cleans the trap...
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:35 PM   #22
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I've had good enough luck just using a garden hose and water pressure to force blockages out of the drain. Then you don't have to worry about the acids or bases eating away at the pipes as they sit there and try to dissolve the stuff blocking it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:38 PM   #23
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Before trying anything caustic, try boiling hot water, using a big pot. If it is still flowing, this is very likely to help.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:39 PM   #24
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This is more conflicting information than the "Mobil 1" thread

Maybe I'll just save some headache and pour some 5W30 down the drain.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:42 PM   #25
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This is more conflicting information than the "Mobil 1" thread
Not really. I think the boiling water is OK for a start. Then try either expensive drain opener or cheap lye.

Just forget the whole acid thing.
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