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Old 02-20-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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shower drain declogger?

just recently i read a recipe for a natural way to unclog the drain.....but of course now that i need it, i can't find it. it seems like it involved vinegar. anyone have the cure?
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Vinegar, Baking Soda and Hot Water

I remember reading this tip on an email newsletter I get, but can't find it either.

But as I remember it's similar to the following that I googled (Binged). There are many versions, but this looked simple:


Unclogging the Drain
Option #1
Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of hot vinegar. Try heating the vinegar in the microwave before adding it to the drain. Wait 5 minutes before flushing the drain with 2 quarts of hot water. You can repeat this process a few times if it is necessary. If this is the first time you have cleaned your drain in a long time it may be necessary to repeat the baking soda flush a couple of times.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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Commode plunger and little water works great.
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plunger might work today....but i think tomorrow the gunk would still be there...i think i'll try the vinegar thing.,,,,,thank you everyone
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:57 AM   #5
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Then, once you get the drain unclogged, go out and buy a stainless steel mesh drain trap. It will catch 99% of the hair that would otherwise go down the drain.

A couple for your kitchen sinks is a good idea, too. Even if you wipe dishes before washing, you'll be surprised at how much "gunk" those mesh traps catch!
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:03 PM   #6
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I was going to try the vinegar & baking soda thing but thought I would take off the drain "cap" first. The vinegar & baking soda would not have helped. There was hair & gunk caught and hanging there. It was icky & gross. I will assume yours is the same, take out the center screw and remove the drain cap. It made a huge difference, didn't need to use the vin & baking soda at all.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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yeah i pulled all that gunk out of there too, but i think i will try the other just to clean the pipes......i read just recently about doing a thing with vinegar through the whole fresh water system...kind of a flush to get rid of the desert minerals
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