How to unclug bathtub with out using drano?

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  • Nan W. Nan W. on Mar 26, 2020

    Barb: maybe this will help


    Follow these easy steps to unclog your drain:

    STEP 1:

    Start by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain.

    STEP 2:

    Next, pour a cup of baking soda and 1 cup water/1 cup vinegar solution.

    STEP 3:

    Cover with the drain plug and wait 5 to 10 minutes.

    STEP 4:

    Pour boiling water down the drain again.

    The bubbling reaction from the baking soda and vinegar helps to loosen the drain clog, and the boiling water in step 4 helps remove it from your pipes.

    Baking soda and vinegar can serve as a natural drain cleaner

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Mar 26, 2020

    Hi Barb, sorry you have a clogged bathtub drain. Hope this video will help you. Stay well Search Results

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  • Gk Gk on Mar 26, 2020

    Hello Barb! The problem we seem to have in our house is that there's a lot of hair that gets wrapped around the up/down drain plug in the bathtub and in that first section of pipe. You can remove that drain plug and pull out the hair. It's gross and slimy so wear gloves!

    Then find one of these remedies that will help you with the rest!

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Mar 26, 2020

    Boil a pot of water and carefully pour the water down the clogged bathtub drain. Step 4. After pouring the boiling water down the bathtub drain, pour ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar into the drain. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Mar 26, 2020

    This post might help

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 26, 2020

    Remove as much as possible with a snake or drain cleaning tool. Pour ½ cup baking soda then ½ cup white vinegar in the drain and cover, letting sit for 20 minutes. Boil water, remove cover, and pour water down the drain. You may have to repeat the process.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Mar 26, 2020

    Unscrew the drain cover and stick your finger in there. If it's like my tub it's full of hair.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 26, 2020

    Hi Barb: This looks long and complicated, but it's not. Well, it is long, but not complicated:)

    If stopped up, get a really long zip tie, cut slits going down the side, one on the right, one on the left, all the way along to the bottom and twist it. Then, tie a string on the top really securely, and tie that around your finger. This will keep it from falling down the drain:) Then, stick it into the drain and jiggle it around and lift it out to see if anything stuck to it. If so, do it a few more times to get as much gunk out as you can. Sometimes you can buy one of these things at the Dollar Tree.

    Then, You will need this:

    A small box of baking soda

    1/2 cup vinegar

    1 quart of water


    1. Bail out any standing water .
    2. Dump about 1/2 of a box of dry baking soda down the drain.
    3. Get your plunger or stopper ready and at your side, and be prepared to hold it down tightly.
    4. Put a cloth in the overflow hole tightly, it's usually near the top of the sink or by the front of a bath tub.
    5. Following the baking soda, pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down the drain.
    6. Immediately after you pour it in, plug the drain with the plunger or stopper, or whatever you have that can seal the opening, covering the drain hole completely so nothing can escape.
    7. HOLD TIGHT!The interaction of the vinegar and baking soda will cause a “mini volcano” that will come up and out of the drain if you don’t keep it down there, to bust out your clog.
    8. After the initial “volcano” subsides, leave the baking soda and vinegar mixture in the drain for about 30 minutes. While you are waiting, boil a tea kettle full of water.
    9. After 30 minutes, remove the stopper or plunger and slowly pour the boiling water down the drain.
    10. This should take care of the clog. You may have to do it twice, but usually not.

    Good luck

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 26, 2020

    Add 1/2 cup of baking soda and then add 1/2 cup of white vinager in after it then let sit for 20 min then pour boiling water down after thT

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 27, 2020

    I think the barbed tools from the dollar store or big box hardware very effective.

  • Hi Barb - This is what we do and it works really well. Pour 1 TBSP of baking soda and then 1/2 cup vinegar slowly down the drain. Let it fizzle and pour a little more. Then follow up with boiling water. You will probably need to repeat 2-5 times. For the most stubborn drains, I use BioKleen which is less toxic than traditional drain cleaners. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • try pouring some dish washing liquid and then pour down hot boiling water and use a plunger.