I have a stop in my kitchen sink- or rather the plumbing. I tried drain-o and other products but the slowdrain didn't get fixed. Then I tried this.
I opened up the piping and jammed a tape down and hit something solid. I couldn't get the tape past it. Then I bought an item called a Clog Buster. The buster looks like a black blader with a hose connector on one side and a slit in the bladder on the other side. I guess the bladder increases in size when water is inserted into it and then the bladder releases pressurized water down the drain.
I hooked the clog buster to my garden hose, which is connected to my outside faucet. I jammed it down the pipe about a foot and turned the hose on. I let it seat itself in the pipe when it was expanding and let the cold water run for a minute or two.
Water was backing out the pipe, which told me that the clog wasn't clear. I then turned the cold water off. Next think I knew, the bladder deflated and a deluge of water was shooting at me. There was water erupting out the pipe and shooting everywhere. There were leaves on the floor along with 3 black walnuts.
Great. Not. I had 1/8 of an inch of water in my kitchen. So I called the city and they told me that it wasn't a sewer back up that caused my problem. It was problably the standpipe that connects to the kitchen sink plumbing had gotten cloged with debris- leaves and nuts from squirrles.
I guess that water that shot at me was from all the water going up the standpipe, instead of going down the drain. Ok, now what can I do to solve my problem?
I don't want to call a plumber. Is there a tool I can rent that would fix my problem? Any ideas? I'm at a loss.