Main Drain clog

Old 06-20-04, 01:19 PM
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Main Drain clog

I've been reading a ton of the threads and have come to conclusion that my main drain is partially clogged.

My drains are very slow and when I flush the toilet it gurgles in the tub. And if the tub has just been drained if the toilet is flushed it will overflow.

My question is this: I plan on trying the Draincare. Should i pour it down the tub or remove the toilet and go from there. Or would I be better off putting it in the cleanout? I appear to have 2 cleanouts and when I opened them up one was nearly full to the top and the other was way down but when i tryed to flush them out one filled up and the other stayed at a constant level. I did open up the vent too to see if it was plugged and it appears to be fine.
Old 06-20-04, 01:55 PM
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The instructions for DrainCare call for warm water to be run into the drain before pouring in the DrainCare and then flushing it the next morning with very hot water, so you should use any sluggish faucet drain other than a cold water toilet, for DrainCare.
If your main is partially clogged, however, actually you would do better to open a clean-out and snake it from the clean-out to the street or septic system with a long, heavy-duty plumber's snake first.
Good Luck!

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