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Old 30.05.2014, 09:45
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Re: Drain clogged - Need plumbing advice

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Secondly, I use (especially in the kitchen) a type of hose (sold at Aldi - next on special 5.06.2014 - not yet on their website) that you connect to the tap/shower hose and put as far down the drain as possible to flush further down/into the pipe than you can if you are trying to use a plunger system.
Sure enough, there it is, for CHF 10. Do you have some kind of hotline to the ALDI Special Offers department?
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Old 29.08.2017, 10:45
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Re: Drain clogged - Need plumbing advice

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but any ideas on how I can get a chemical cleaner (Rohrvit etc.) to work with a blockage that I have isolated to the trap arm (i.e. in the wall)?

I've already tried the drain snake, but think it's slime rather than a solid blockage, so all I succeed in doing is getting the sink to drain but very slowly for a couple more days...
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Old 29.08.2017, 11:10
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Sorry to drag up an old thread, but any ideas on how I can get a chemical cleaner (Rohrvit etc.) to work with a blockage that I have isolated to the trap arm (i.e. in the wall)?

I've already tried the drain snake, but think it's slime rather than a solid blockage, so all I succeed in doing is getting the sink to drain but very slowly for a couple more days...
I know it's not what you asked but have you tried a good old rubber plunger (one specifically designed for a toilet bowl)?

Here's a link to what to do
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Old 29.08.2017, 11:49
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I know it's not what you asked but have you tried a good old rubber plunger (one specifically designed for a toilet bowl)?

Here's a link to what to do
Thanks Tom, but unfortunately it's been quite impossible to get the pressure sufficient for a blockage so far down
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Old 29.08.2017, 12:35
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Thanks Tom, but unfortunately it's been quite impossible to get the pressure sufficient for a blockage so far down
Really? I'm surprised. If you use a plunger incorrectly, the vacuum created can be so great that you can literally rip the toilet from the wall.
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Old 29.08.2017, 12:40
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Really? I'm surprised. If you use a plunger incorrectly, the vacuum created can be so great that you can literally rip the toilet from the wall.
It's a double-bowled sink - and both the secondary bowl and the overflow are very hard to seal.
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It's a double-bowled sink - and both the secondary bowl and the overflow are very hard to seal.
Hi neighbour...

I got the right tool - a low pressure air gun that shoots about 3 bar down the drain. I'm pretty busy the next two days but could borrow it to you Thursday or Friday. Takes about 30 secs to fix...
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Sorry to drag up an old thread, but any ideas on how I can get a chemical cleaner (Rohrvit etc.) to work with a blockage that I have isolated to the trap arm (i.e. in the wall)?

I've already tried the drain snake, but think it's slime rather than a solid blockage, so all I succeed in doing is getting the sink to drain but very slowly for a couple more days...
Remove what you can remove to get an open entry to the trap arm and than scrape the stuff in the trap arm as much as you can towards you. (so you don't push the clogging further into the system.)
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Old 29.08.2017, 13:39
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It's a double-bowled sink - and both the secondary bowl and the overflow are very hard to seal.
Sorry - I thought it was a loo.

I've used gaffer tape to seal any extra holes when we had a similar blockage in our kitchen sink when we used a plunger.

Can you unscrew the joints in the pipe to get (nearer) to the blockage?

Normally they can be unscrewed and refitted by hand.
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Re: Drain clogged - Need plumbing advice

You can try this as well. They sell it at Coop Bau+Hobby (in the bathroom/plumbing section).

First, it will push through any problem areas and if there is hair etc. in there, you might be able to pull it out or at least loosen it enough so it moves through.

https://www.bauundhobby.ch/bad-+-san...01/P4936854/de

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Re: Drain clogged - Need plumbing advice

I had a blockage in the by bath/shower... went with a plunger after the chemicals didn't work.

After going at it for a good 60 secs the stuff started comming out and here is where I found that the toilet is connected to the bath and not that far down.
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Re: Drain clogged - Need plumbing advice

Take a cutter and cut loose all the hair that is entangled around the plug, In most cases it is enough to solve the problem.
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What helps is sealing the sink overflow hole with gaffer tape rather than a damp cloth
This thread appeared in my Google search for Sipuro and this tip cleared my blockage that had survived an entire 10 use Sipuro mega deadly.

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