Both of our toilets are running slow and from what I've read here, I think our
vent stack might be blocked. How do I clean it out? I would guess that I go
on the roof and use a hose or a toilet snake??? Also, how can I tell when it
is clear? When the toilets run better?
Had same problem, due to years of accumulation of pine needles 8 feet down a
four inch cast iron stack. First poured in a quart of hydrochloric acid
(muriatic), let it fizz awhile, then jetted it out by snaking down a tapered
nozzle on end of garden hose. It worked. Then, for future protection, I
attached 1/4 inch galv. hardware cloth "caps" over all vents, securing them
with galv. wire.
I think our
iron pipe that the acid ate up... it cost me $4600 to have a drain pipe
that was eated up by acid under a concrete slab house.. i would never
use acid to clean a pipe.. thats why they have metal snakes to clean out
Hot water and a quart of Ammonia. Pour the Ammonia into the toilet and let
stand for a few minutes then pour a bucket of hot water down. Repeat on all
drains in the house.
Ammonia will cut grease and sludge. If you need a little more help then use
the expanding plug on the garden hose. Pour Ammonia down the drains one a
month for maintenance.
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