How do you unclog a bathtub?

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    • Sherry Sherry on Jul 27, 2019

      thanks, after reading the tutorial I figured it out. I don't think that drain had ever been cleaned

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 25, 2019

    Do you mean the drain is plugged or the stopper is stuck?

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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 28, 2019

      There should still be enough room to use put in a tool called zip it. It is a narrow long plastic rod with barbs on it that will grab the hair. You put it down the holes until you can get no more hair. Once you do that, put down about a half cup of baking soda, pushing what you can down the holes. Put a cup of vinegar down the drain and let it fizz and foam for about ten to fifteen minutes, or it stops. Finish off with about a gallon of boiling water to rinse down the loosened gunk. Repeat if it still is slow. This can also work on kitchen sinks, but you don't use the tool for hair. Do not use a plunger, you can send the clog down further in the pipe where it can't be reached without professional help.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jul 25, 2019

    Check You Tube

  • on Jul 26, 2019

    They can be plunged, similar to toilets and sinks. Hold a cloth over the overflow drain to block it and create a good seal when you plunge and work at it. Like sinks, tubs are at risk of getting hair clogs, so once things are flowing again, see if you can manually clear any hair or soap buildup in the drain.

  • Mel Mel on Jul 26, 2019

    Use small bathroom sink plunger, if water is standing . Avoid draini, etc: there are good you tube videos on 2/2 cup white vines Ger and baking soda to create a foaming solution to break up hair deposit. Rinsing it an hour later with boiling water, helps break up / hair. Same with bathroom sink hair clogs.

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