What's the best way to clear a tub drain?

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I'd prefer a natural method, but I'd consider a chemical solution, too. The drain isn't completely clogged, just slow. Thanks so much!!
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 31, 2017
    Prep by pouring a few cups of boiled water down the drain, then follow with half a cup of vinegar and baking soda. Let it sit for 5 minutes and follow with a few more cups of boiled water. Good luck!
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 31, 2017
    Get a flexible plumber's snake. You will be glad to have it in your house.
    • Larry Brown Larry Brown on Feb 11, 2017

      On using a snake on your tub you may have to go thru your outside cleanout. So you may want to rent a snake from a tool rental place!! Do Rent from Lowes or home Depot they are way , too high!!!
  • William William on Jan 31, 2017
    I also use vinegar and baking soda. Use a wet paper towel and cover the overflow. Pour about half a box of baking soda down the drain. Pour vinegar down the drain and quickly cover the drain with a cloth. The pressure will push the clog through.
    • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on Feb 04, 2017
      I have used vinegar and baking soda too but never thought of closing the overflow or the drain! Thanks!
  • Claude Claude on Feb 04, 2017
    When hair starts to slow down the tub drain, I unscrew the grate thing pour 1/2c baking soda and a tsp of dawn liquid down there followed by a cup of heated white vinegar. Wait till the volcano action subsides and rinse w hot water.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Feb 04, 2017
    Thanks everyone!!
  • Tin19592866 Tin19592866 on Feb 15, 2017
    Wal Mart & Home Depot sell the skinny plastic gadgets for getting hair out of a drain. The plastic has several little hooks on each side. You push it down in the drain, then pull it back out. It's yucky, but it works. Keep repeating until no more hair comes out. Pouring boiling water down the drain afterwards would probably help too.
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