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What could be clogging a shower drain other than hair?

Our bathtub has started draining slowly in the past month or so but I don't see how it could be due to hair. What could it be? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Sep 3, 2015 - 23 answers

Nauseating smell after drain overflow

An old waste pipe in my apartment, that shouldn't have been connected to anything, overflowed earlier this week. The pipe was in the bottom of my interior HVAC closet. I had standing water in the location for slightly over 12 hours. Maintenance came out to repair the pipe and replaced part of it. Now I've got a nauseating smell pervading my downstairs. What could this be from, and what if anything does my landlord need to do about it? More after the cut. [more inside]
posted by cardinality on Sep 3, 2015 - 5 answers

My shower drain will not unscrew from the top!

Leaky stand up stall shower drain seems like it is loosening as I turn but will not unseat. Is there light at the end of my turning? [more inside]
posted by cheechman85 on Apr 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Do pressure drain cleaners work?

Anyone used a drain cleaning attachment on a high pressure water cleaner? Do they handle tree roots? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Oct 13, 2012 - 1 answer

How to deal with a clogged foundation drain?

How to deal with a clogged foundation drain that's flooding my alley? [more inside]
posted by zvs on May 21, 2012 - 9 answers

That San Francisco-style... drain.

Where can I get a replacement San Francisco-style 5" square drain cover? You know, the kind that looks like this that you see every 20 feet embedded directly in the sidewalk. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Aug 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you help me fix this problem with an old sink?

Just moved into a new place, and the oldschool sink (1910s?) has a weird area that collects dirty water. It is, in a word, gross. Anyone have experience with this kind of sink, or suggestions on what to do with it? Pictures of the offending sink inside. [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Mar 6, 2011 - 6 answers

How to unclog a bathtub?

PlumbingFilter: how do I unclog my bathtub? [more inside]
posted by rainy on Oct 16, 2010 - 21 answers

How to get my tub to stop draining?

Hey! I filled that bathtub for a reason - so why is it draining without my permission? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Verdigris in bathtub drain?

How to treat the bright green deposit in my bathtub drain? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on May 27, 2010 - 10 answers

God, please let my PVC-to-ABS issue be minor.

ABS, PVC, a six-inch drain and me -- am I as frakked as it appears I am? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Apr 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Squeaky drain gets the grease

Is there anything I can do to remedy a whole lot of cooking oil (...a whole lot) being poured down the drain? [more inside]
posted by beepbeepboopboop on Apr 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Kitchen drain maintenance?

How do I keep my kitchen drain from clogging? I already have a good strainer, but I keep getting these grease clogs. Is there some safe chemical or homemade concoction I can use on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Sep 10, 2009 - 20 answers

When is it time to call the experts with a tub drain clog?

Drain snakers, how much longer should I mess with this bathtub drain before I call a plumber? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Feb 2, 2009 - 27 answers

should I panic about the ground sinking over my sewer line?

the ground above my sewer line sank about 4" while I was at work today. There's no smell. Do I need to get this fixed on Saturday, or can it wait until Monday? [more inside]
posted by comah on Jan 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Can't close my bathtub drain.

I am really dumb, and I cannot figure out how to get the stopper back into my bathtub. I live in a new apartment, and I am not used to this style of bathtub stopper. It looks just like this. I pulled it straight out, but when I go to put it back, it doesn't seem to lock on to anything, and I can't get it to sit flat. Is there some trick to these? Feel free to describe it to me as though I were a three-year-old child because I think that is the only way I will understand! Thank you.
posted by foxinthesnow on Dec 2, 2008 - 7 answers

How is my kitchen like the Internet?

Should I be getting a break on my rent because my kitchen pipes are clogged? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Oct 10, 2008 - 6 answers

What is this strange object attached to my basement floor?

What is this strange object attached to my basement floor? [more inside]
posted by fusinski on Jul 1, 2007 - 23 answers

How Hard is it to Use a Drain Snake?

ShowerDrainFilter: Every six months or so our shower drain clogs and we have to call a plumber to snake it out. That costs about $125 each time. We asked him the last time if we could buy our own snake and do it ourselves and he strongly cautioned us against that. [more inside]
posted by Taken Outtacontext on May 20, 2006 - 33 answers

Basement drain overflow.

We have water coming up from the drain in our basement. [more inside]
posted by drobot on Feb 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Sewer gas smell in the basement?

SewerGasFilter. Help![+] [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Jan 29, 2005 - 8 answers

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