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OK, I know a lot or a little about a lot of things but

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OK, I know a lot or a little about a lot of things but there's not a lot I know very little about and this is the one area… I have an upstairs full bath that leaks directly below it into the pantry in the kitchen only when the tub drain floods I've use Drano it worked at first but there simply too much stuff in there I have enclosed a picture of the cage that goes over the drain so I cannot get a full snake in there I'm willing to do any and everything including coliform her but I just don't think it's necessary there's a bunch of crap in this drain I know it my son uses toilets as trash cans and maybe the tub drain as well uses a lot of Band-Aids as he is in the same work I am welding and I believe they end up there too, you can't really see where it's leaking through the ceiling downstairs in the pantry but I will tell you it dripped all along and around a lighted lightbulb very weird
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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You snake the drain through the overflow not the drain in the bottom of the tub. You remove the face plate and pull out the linkage then snake through there.

Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

And a power snake is the way to go. Hand snakes seldom do the job. You can rent one at most tool rental outlets.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK it's now two prong I tried to snake to know avail I didn't feel like it was even touching anything even I have standing water in the tub but he knew that I was having problems and now it's become obvious as I had egg hunt to hit not literally out of the commode that they work together on this
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

I don't understand your last comment. Are you saying the toilet is backing up too? into the tub? if so then you have a main line stoppage and you'll have to snake the main with a motorized snake that's considerable bigger than the sink snake.

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