Im having some trouble unclogging my basement drain.

Im having some trouble unclogging my basement drain. I bought one of those auger tipped drain snakes, but can't make it in but a few inches. Also what's this square peg?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unscrew that "square peg" and stick your snake in there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there is a very tight trap on the drain. unscrew the peg to get straight access to the drainline for snaking. put it back to avoid dying of sewer gas later.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there is a very tight trap on the drain. unscrew the peg to get straight access to the drainline for snaking. put it back to avoid dying of sewer gas later.

      also if the water is going down fine but you can see the water in the hole that is the trap working as intended.

      Well there's your problem

      Somebody put the square peg in the round hole

      Well I got the plug out, rammed all 15 ft of my snake in and came across no obstruction.
      There are two drains in my basement, so Im assuming it's the other one that's clogged (I tried this one first because it's not in standing water)
      Unfortunately I can't easily get the plastic plug back in, and u don't have have rubber mallet ( and everywhere is closed) . What do? Beat on it with my wrench? I'll see if I have any luck with the other drain in the meantime

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Unfortunately I can't easily get the plastic plug back in, and u don't have have rubber mallet ( and everywhere is closed) . What do? Beat on it with my wrench? I'll see if I have any luck with the other drain in the meantime

        https://i.imgur.com/dHuOGQn.jpeg

        Oh fuggg D-:

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Unfortunately I can't easily get the plastic plug back in, and u don't have have rubber mallet ( and everywhere is closed) . What do? Beat on it with my wrench?
        holy frick you're moronic
        professional home owner

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hot

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    also if the water is going down fine but you can see the water in the hole that is the trap working as intended.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well there's your problem

    Somebody put the square peg in the round hole

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh fuggg D-:

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No harm no foul. It's not under pressure and one of those caps is like $2

      Clean the threads before you try putting in a new one tho

      https://i.imgur.com/oUjeDs1.jpeg

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      Well I got the plug out, rammed all 15 ft of my snake in and came across no obstruction.
      There are two drains in my basement, so Im assuming it's the other one that's clogged (I tried this one first because it's not in standing water)
      Unfortunately I can't easily get the plastic plug back in, and u don't have have rubber mallet ( and everywhere is closed) . What do? Beat on it with my wrench? I'll see if I have any luck with the other drain in the meantime

      >I tried this one first because it's not in standing water

      Well that should've been a pretty good indicator that it's the one that IS in standing water

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lol idiot go to the hardware store and get a new pvc end cap moron maybe clean the threads next time

        Unfortunately nothing around me is open. I put some playdough in celephane wrap and plugged it shut, I think it's air tight. Will this be an adequate temporary solution?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, this appears to be fine

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks

              Is this the new abomination thread?

              >Unfortunately I can't easily get the plastic plug back in, and u don't have have rubber mallet ( and everywhere is closed) . What do? Beat on it with my wrench?
              holy frick you're moronic
              professional home owner

              The plug didn't really unscrew per se; after about a quarter turn it literally flew out into the air. Further, I did take a brush to the threads before trying to screw it back in, but I still couldn't get it. This led me to believe it wasn't meant to really be screwed in. Maybe that makes me moronic. I'm just pretty new to diy shit.

              sounds like you need a longer snake if you havent reached the obstruction yet with the 15 ft snake you have.
              i had the same issue oone time and pretty myuch went through what your doing and eventyually i just called a plumber.
              was only $250 +/- for the plumber to get the obstruction clear and he replaced a couple bad fittings and a segment of pipe.

              uinless your prepared to go buy more roto rooter tools and up your own time and expenses, i'd just call a plumber.

              >i'd just call a plumber.
              Yeah that's what I'm going to do. Thanks for the help everyone

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Have you tried plunging it? I would use one of those kinda flimsy sink plungers to maybe not blow anything out

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is this the new abomination thread?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks
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            The plug didn't really unscrew per se; after about a quarter turn it literally flew out into the air. Further, I did take a brush to the threads before trying to screw it back in, but I still couldn't get it. This led me to believe it wasn't meant to really be screwed in. Maybe that makes me moronic. I'm just pretty new to diy shit.
            [...]
            >i'd just call a plumber.
            Yeah that's what I'm going to do. Thanks for the help everyone

            use a marine plug

            it's a piece of rubber sandwiched between to large washers, so when you tighten the bolt it expands the rubber

            you can buy them in different sizes at menards

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the square plastic cap is the correct cap for the job. OP is a dipshit for smashing it is all, there is no reason to put the wrong piece in place.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the threads are 100% gone on that floor drain

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what threads are you thinking about. find one in the archive and link pls

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                my niggler

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >sizes at menards
              oooo muh nards !

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This is a dumb suggestion. If he's going to go out an buy something there's no reason not to buy the correct part.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                see

                the threads are 100% gone on that floor drain

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                and yet the square plastic cap is still the correct solution

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how if the treds are too worn down to fasten it back securely?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's not a fricking cap it's a plug. how the frick are you going to screw it in then homosexual?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That was an unnecessarily hurtful thing to say.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            is this actually going to work? if not would he be able to smell the gases?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Should be fine temporarily as long as there's water in the trap.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol idiot go to the hardware store and get a new pvc end cap moron maybe clean the threads next time

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *not_my_problem.png*

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    show skin color

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sounds like you need a longer snake if you havent reached the obstruction yet with the 15 ft snake you have.
    i had the same issue oone time and pretty myuch went through what your doing and eventyually i just called a plumber.
    was only $250 +/- for the plumber to get the obstruction clear and he replaced a couple bad fittings and a segment of pipe.

    uinless your prepared to go buy more roto rooter tools and up your own time and expenses, i'd just call a plumber.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Muratic acid

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