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    KLL1212 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:21 AM
    Clogged shower/tub drain
    Shower n tub backed up. Used potent liquids from plumbing store without success. This is my handicap BR that I put in several years ago. Washroom which backs up to this BR & 2nd BR next to it working fine. Cannot afford high plumber $ due to disabled. If I got the trap lid off can I put something down that?
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    Milo Dolezal Posts: 7,192, Reputation: 523
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    Feb 16, 2017, 11:07 AM
    You could use Draino or similar drain cleaning product. However, you should still have it snaked as Draino is a temporary solution and doesn't clear all blockages. I suggest you contact local handyman. Handymen charge less and can do the job

    Hope that helps

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    talaniman Posts: 54,328, Reputation: 10855

    Feb 16, 2017, 12:42 PM
    I gave up chemicals long ago, and just do the snake from various locations depending on the blockage. A dependable handyman is worth his weight in gold for homeowners that cannot do it themselves. I would ask friends and neighbors who they use to get you started.

    It sounds like a blockage that's fairly close (local) and may not be too bad just some hair balls in the P trap generally found behind the drain stopper lever in most standard set ups.

    Here are a number of videos to show you what's involved

    Fingers crossed 8D
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    ballengerb1 Posts: 27,379, Reputation: 2280
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    Feb 16, 2017, 04:03 PM
    You can plunge a tub if you can seal the overflow with a wet towel. Plunge with pulling stroke not pushing down

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