basement floor drain problem


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Old 02-21-18, 05:37 AM
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basement floor drain problem

I have a basement floor drain that is not draining. I used a flexible snake to try to unclog it. it goes about 15 feet and then hits an obstruction. I don't know if the obstruction is an elbow or the clog. I was wondering the best tool to use for pushing out or through the clog. it is 1 and 1/2 inch pvc.. I was thinking of something like a clog buster, but it says you have to get the buster next to the clog, which is not doable because of the distance to the clog and the elbows you have to navigate. what would you use?
 
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Old 02-21-18, 08:39 AM
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If a snake will not do the job then a plumber with a power snake and or camera to scope out the situation might be needed.

Is this a recent issue or did it drain at some point in the past?
 
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Old 02-21-18, 01:52 PM
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it drained last spring. I can't think what would have gotten it to plug up. it the drain for the condensate on the furnace also.
 
 

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