clogged 2nd flr laundry drain

Old 03-30-01, 12:18 PM
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The problem is two fold ( I think). The drain for the washing machine is clogged to the point that water is backing up into the overflow drain and flooding the 2nd floor laundry. Now, I have tried 3 gallons of Zep drain opener, and have used a manual snake to the point where it hits the clog and will not go any further. I must say that when liquid is poured down the washer hose drain that it immediately starts filling the overflow drain on the floor.I read that I could put a hose down the drain, turn it on full force and possibly force the clog out that way, but I am unsure of whether that will only force back all the drain cleaner, which I did follow with hot water flushing. Help Please.
Old 03-30-01, 05:29 PM
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A hose like you read about is a good thing to try as well as the snake you tried. I personally would not give 2 cents for all those so called Drain openers". If the hose trick does not work price a plumber vs a power snake from the rental shop. I had a similar problem and renting the snake cut the bill to 25 dollars.

Good luck
Old 03-30-01, 07:10 PM
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You can't break the clog with JUST the water hose. It will just flood back out.
You have to have one of these that expands to hold itself in the line, and forces the clog downstream.

Good Luck!

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