Just called he said it would cost $46 to rent it, it's 100ft for 2-4" ..... http://www.grandrental.com/images/pr...cranksnake.jpg
Not sure if i'll be able to get it today, maybe tomorrow. I will post if I have any questions/with results.
Wont' be able to rent it for another day ...
So my plumber friend who had something called "Clobber" not wamo... From that Hercules Chemical Company ... He insisted on trying it, so he did it for me, since he's used it before .... After waiting 15 minutes, then flushing with water, the water didn't drain still, but was bubbling like crazy and black gunk and stuff was floating to the top of the water for about 10 minutes or so... I let that sit over night just shut my door to my room and left windows open for good ventilation. Water never drained, so this morning I took the trap out (using rubber gloves) and drained the water into a bucket, then flushed all that down the toilet.
I purchased a little 25' Snake with spring looking end that attaches to my power drill, and I ran that through the line 2 times, got one really really hard chunk of something, within the first 2-3 ft from where the trap is before it even got to the metal pipe which (i assume) leads to the main sewage line.
I pulled that out, put it all back together tried to flush with water again .. No change. Got water out by removing trap again. Did one more attempt of the clobber stuff, poured another Pint down the drain, this time it didn't smell or anything like the first time. I then flushed some water down after 15 minutes, drain filled right up like normal, didn't see any bubbles. Left it to see what happens, I'm at work now. Left windows open, and ceiling fans on just in case it starts smelling for whatever reason.
Called Roto-Rooter, they are planning to come out tomorrow (for free) to work on it a little more (at no charge) .... As long as they can fit it in their schedule, if not then they can't come out till after new years day.
Well, Roto Rooter finally came back out, I figured I wouldn't do anything since they were going to come back out.
Unfortunately, they were about 40 ft into the kitchen drain, and their cable got stuck, and is now in our Drain......... !
They suggested calling a plumber and having them run a new drain line and hook it to the washer's drain line. My house is on a slab, I have a feeling this is going to be really expensive.
SUGGESTIONS needed ! Thanks..
They told us before they tried to re-cable it that we probably were going to have to run a new drain pipe because the could not get the clog.
He said that he believes that the pipe in the house is 1 1/2 in and outside it feels like it turns into a 4 in. Pipe .... He believes that the snake got tangled up in a bunch of roots and he cannot pull a 3 in ball of roots out into a 1 1/2 in pipe.
I am going to try to get the snake out tonight just working on it, can't hurt I suppose..... But even if I get it out, what am I going to do about this dang clog that we cannot get out!
Well, I decided to pull out some vice grips and tools to try to get the snake out myself when I got home.
I worked on it for about 30 minutes, and it would not come out....
I then had a brilliant IDEA.... I pulled out my new DEWALT Electric Drill, put the end of the snake in it, tightened it down as hard as I could, then attempted to unscrew the snake. Wasn't working when unscrewing I tried about 6 times, I then figured well since it won't come out maybe I can do a REALLy quick drill inwards....... VOILA! ... I did some full speed drilling and go the snake free, and pulled all 40 ft of it out, and the blade on the end was still attached. Stupid Roto Rooter guys! Geez.
Okay I now have the snake out, and my drain actually was working VERY VERY SLOWLY, where as before, the water would just sit there all night.