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  1. M

    Lye solidified in my drain and is blocking it. What can I use to dissolve it???

    So, I poured some 100% pure lye beads into my drain to clear it. What happened was, when it didn't work I took off my p-trap and connections under my double kitchen sink. In one of the elbows leading to the p-trap there was a huge chunk of solidified lye. The beads melded together. I took that...
  2. jorkos123

    Shower drain holding water - ideas?

    Hi, the shower drain in my basement (currently cold weather in Canada) has standing water in it and I can't figure out how to drain it. I've tried Drano, boiling water and a snake but nothing seems to work. Anyone have ideas on what might be happening? We had a guest using this shower for 3...
  3. C

    Sink not draining, brand new.

    Just install a single drain sink. Professionally installed by a licensed plumber. The sink is a Kurran single basin/drain and the drain is offset. At a low volume of water the sink drains fine but once you turn up the water flow volume, it starts to overflow and slowly drain. This is the...
  4. R

    What do you do when something long-dead and reeking is way down the drain?

    (tl;dr at bottom.) I wanted to think I was smelling sewer gas coming from one of my sink drains, but I realized after doing everything standard including cleaning out my wide-open roof vents that there was no way that was what I was smelling was sewage-related. The smell is nothing like when I...
  5. davidmclean20

    Overflowing outside drain clog - please help

    Hi guys, Just noticed my outside drain (side of house) is overflowing. Looks like wet toilet paper on the grass and the drain cover has popped off. See pic below. Any tips on how to fix this? It's not a constant flow. Cheers, Dave.
  6. T

    Grease pumping portable machine

    These pumping units are awesome! We used to have to do it with a shop vac and buckets! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa5oOFst2gk
  7. N

    Washing Machine Drain Overflows

    Very slow draining of washing machine. Same Master plumber I used in 3/2018 for same reason came out this July. Told last year that wye was installed backwards when piping replaced in 2002. No clogs between ‘02 and ‘18. After 4 hrs of snaking clog couldn’t be removed. I was told I need to...