Bathroom Drain Clogged?

I am working on a video which shows how to use a simple, inexpensive, tool to clear the clog. This is the first time I have tried something like this so it will no doubt take a few tries for me to get it right. Please use the comment box to let me know what you think of this video and other subjects you would like me to talk about.

The video shows how to use a simple tool to get down into bathroom drains and pull out the hair that is almost always the reason for these drains to run slowly or not at all. The rule for plumbers is hair in the bathroom and grease in the kitchen.
Hair is extremely resistant to chemicals so those kinds of treatment have never worked well. Taking the drain apart is not usually that hard but it terribly messy. It can also be hard to get the parts all back together without leaks.

This tool worked like a charm. I bought it on Amazon for less than $4 plus shipping.

{ 4 comments… read them below}
jeff thomas
Great video, great tool.
i can’t thank you enough.
please keep up the great work.
Jeff from Nashua NH
Paul
Thanks Jeff, I hope to do more, but there is quite the learning curve.

Holly
My sis-in-law’s trailer has had ongoing clogs and foul-smelling odors but now there is no way the sewage water is making it to the city sewer line. They had a wet-fac in the laundry sink and a wet-fac in the toilet which seemed to loosen whatever may be clogging the pipes. I called two plumbers who said I had to call roter-rooter and have the city pay for it; however, I do not believe the problem is at the street. I had 5 men today trying to fix the problem who didn’t want to listen to input. They did their shop-vac “tug-a-war” while I wanted to find the “black” main line end-cap, open it, and run the “snake” through it. I’m sorry to mention this, but there were 5 girls in the trailer flushing tampons! Do you think crawling under the trailer and finding the endcap “trap” for the main drain and putting my 25-foot snake would remedy this problem? after today, I and my sis-in-law and her daughters are all ready to crawl where we need to, get as dirty as we need to, and fix this problem while our men are all at work. I appreciate any feedback you may have.
Paul
Usually the Cleanout is not under the house. I would look for it to be within 5′ of where the main drain line comes out from under the house. Opening it will tell you for sure if the blockage is toward the street or in your house.
It’s worth a try, but I doubt your 25′ snake is long enough to reach the problem(s) from the cleanout. It will be a giant pain, but I think your best bet is to run your snake into the drains from the inside. You can go through the toilets, or disconnect the drain line under the sink(s) abd go in that way.
If none of that does the job you might consider buying a longer snake. The combination of a 50′ snake from the cleanout and the shorter one from inside should reach your problem spots. If not it’s probably time for Roto-Rooter.

There is lots of “attitude” with repair guys in general. Let me know how this turns out.

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