Few years ago, the basement bathroom tub and "sanitary" tub in the
laundry room were clogged. I saw the plumber clear the bathroom tub
clog with a snake. Didn't see how he cleared the laundry tub but he
spent some time on the roof.
Now the basement bathroom sink needs to be unclogged. I was thinking
about snaking it.
Do I have to get on the roof first, and, if so, what procedures should
be followed? Thanks again for your help.
On Oct 30, 7:55 pm, email@example.com (Murriel) wrote:
"Sometimes" it is easier to access & clear a clog by snaking down
through the roof vent.
However, in 40+ years of heavy DIY'ing I've only had to do the roof
vent snake entry twice.
For a sink, I'd check the pop-up first, then the trap .......if that
didn't fix the problem, next I'd remove the trap and snake through the
Climb up on the roof, walk to the highest point near an edge, and jump
as high and as far as you can. Try to land on your head, as it will
cushion the blow...
All properly-installed drains are vented through the roof of the
house. Vents let air into the system so the water drains smoothly.
Otherwise you would get a glug-glug-glug, and the drains would clog
much easier. The plumber was making sure the vent was clear.
I used to use water pressure to unclog drains when I had apartments.
Just stick a hose in the drain, pack a wet face cloth around the hose
plugging the drain, apply pressure and turn on the water. Blows the clog
out every time.
Someone who isn't as familiar as you and I are about the construction of
typical bathroom sinks.
Telling that person to cover the overflow holes could avoid their having
to mop up the area after that "blowing water" you described flies all
over the place.
depends on the situation. did the person with the clog owe the plumber
money? I have known of plumbers that would drop a tethered plug down the
vent stack on over due accounts. When they complained, then he demanded
payment. When the payment was made, the plug was pulled up and the problem
went away.. hhmmmmmmmmmmm.... think this could be the situation??
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