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will it cost me anything
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: will you helping me cost anything
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I see you are not real
JA: Thank you.
Customer: gravel in a drain
JA: Sometimes plumbing issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Plumber I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.
Customer: ok
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Customer: how do I get it out?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you. What is your issue?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
some aquarium gravel fell down my bathtub drain. They are generally small pieces, but I have noticed it draining a little slower. Is there anything I can do?
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

It really should be taken out to prevent a clog in the future. Is it on the ground floor? Do you have a crawl space under your house?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is on the second floor of a town house. The drain is one that has a plug built in, so Im not sure how I would even get hair out of there. Do I need to call a plumber?
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

I would suggest either one of these two options

  1. Plunge it and try to push the gravel out of the trap (this could cause bigger issues later)
  2. Call a plumber and have them open up the ceiling and remove the trap with the gravel (this will be more expensive, but a real fix)
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any questions about my suggestions?