i am having a huge problem with my laundry room drain pipe..
i have a 65 gallon slop sink next to my washing machine so the drain hose from the washing machine is hung over the clamped into the sink to drain the water directly into the sink and down the drain.. i have not had a problem with it clogging at all since i bought the house. it worked perfect.. 3 days ago i went to the basement and put some laundry in the machine and came back upstairs to put the washed and already dried clothes away in my dresser.
so when i went back down stairs the basement laundry room was flooded.
i removed and disconnected the slop sink then i pulled out my snake ( the big electrical one for plumbing ) not mine
and firmly grabbed the end and shoved it down the drain as far as i could in an up and down motion ( get you mind out the gutter already ) untill i got in about as far as i could go which was about 7 feet and in that 7 feet there were 3 elbows that i snaked thru and after the third elbow it is a straigt ( but angled downward ) peice of pipe about 5 feet long then stops. the end of the pipe can be seen if i lift up the cover to the basement floor drain 7 feet from the washer.. so when i lifted up the drain cover on the floor i can see that it looks about 30 feet deep like a well and about 8 feet wide
its an access tunnel to the sewer system below and my laundry drain pipe runs thru the floor intpo a hole in the side of the sewer tunnel wall and just pours the water and drops it 30 feet down into the sewer
i was truely amazed to see i have access to a sewer tunnel from my basement even tho the drain hole is only about 6 '' wide. but anyway i can see that the total pipe size from the slop sink to the end of it in the sewer tunnel is about 12 feet in length and i can only get my snake in about 6-7 feet total before it feels like it hits a wall in the pipe..
the sink worlked so good and drained an entire sink full of water in about 5 minutes now it over fills and spills water over the sides of the sink all over my floor.. and it now takes about 5 hours to drain out a sinks worth of water....
i even tried several differents liquids and snake and i still cant get thru the clog..
i called roto rooter for an free estimate and they said about $250.
so if i can do this myself i will be more then happy to do it cause if we have to pay the $250 then i'll be talking to you'* from my 2nd floor of the garage...