Bathtub draining slowly and snake won't go through


Old 06-03-15, 05:19 PM
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Bathtub draining slowly and snake won't go through

I tried liquid plumber and then try a snake but the snake can get only through about 6 inches. Do i need a special type of snake to go through because it the drain doesn't go down but by the side?
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Old 06-03-15, 05:40 PM
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You will need to remove the overflow cover or, in some cases, the stopper assembly. Then you snake down thru the overflow tube. Ive been very successful using a piece of coat hanger with a hook on it to remove all the hair thru the strainer.

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There is also a trap under the tub. The picture shows a PVC trap. If your house is older there could be a drum trap or some other type of metal trap. The waste Tee is the usual source of
the clog.

Old 06-04-15, 04:37 AM
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When you pulled off the overflow cover plate was there a linkage or chain? Does your tub utilize the push type drain plug as Pete suggested? It is possible there is a drain plug stuck in the overflow that is partially occluding the drain. It needs to be removed.
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