| Is that a vent problem?
If it glugs it might be a vent problem. Otherwise
it's likely to be sludge. Often a snake will go
right through sludge without disturbing it, but
the buildup is like clogged arteries. One way
to test for possible sludge is to drain a lot of
very hot water. If the drain is then temporarily
better the problem is probably sludge. But you
didn't say how you know there are no obstacles.
Why the telegram-style post? And what does
"glugghish" mean? Do you mean the drain glugs,
or was there *more than one* typo in that word
and you meant to say sluggish?
On 6/26/2015 5:59 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Possible, but also possible some drains are sludged up. I'd especially
check bathtub and shower drains for hair and built up soap scum.
Sometimes the liquid drain cleaner followed byh a good purge of water
will clear them.
I just cleared out two really greasy clogs in a double vanity. Both
sinks were clogged, so the clog was somewhere after the drains joined. A
snake couldn't get passed the P-traps. So, I treated both drains with
the best stuff I've ever used. It is called Drano Max Gel. It comes in
a yellow container.
I let any standing water drain for a few hours. Then, I slowly poured 32
oz. of Max Gel into each sink drain, and waited 30 minutes. I then went
to another tap in the house (my laundry room), and filled a bucket with
scalding water. I slowly poured the scalding water down one drain, and
halfway through the bucket, the drain cleared completely. When I poured
scalding water down the other drain, it cleared immediately. I've never
had a liquid product work so effectively. I think the scalding water is
what really helped, as it melted the greasy glob.
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