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Anybody have an ideahow to get marbles out of a bathtub drain?

Yes, marbles. I'm afraid calling a plumber is my only option, but I thought I'd ask, just in case someone else had been lucky enough to deal with this.

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 12:12 PM on Apr. 5, 2013 in Home & Garden

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Answers (11)
  • I guess we can't say Ballad lost her marbles! lol :) You know where they are, but wish they weren't where they are! lol :p Sorry, that sucks, hopefully the shop vac will too! :p GL!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:44 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • Shop vac.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:16 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • Are they real marbles or fake marbles? I know that acetone, or draino would dissolve the plastic kind!
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 12:53 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • Yes duct tape, can you see the marbles? I mean not you, but you kwim!
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 2:19 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • If the shop vac doesn't cut it, access and remove the u-bend in the drain pipe. Probably plumber-work.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 2:50 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • I was going to say vacuum too!
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:18 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • I don'tknow it this willwork but I sawit on a show one. You take the drain cover off.Use a uberband to secur a nylon over the end of th vaccuum's tube f you have a shop vac it often has stronger suction) and thn place the tube at o i he drain and tun it on. With luck the marble wil come out and into the nylon. hey may too heavy. I thnk it was a neclace they were retrieving but I do not really remember
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:22 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • i was going to say vacum, or get some gum, and put it on the end of a shisk kabob skewer, maybe they will stick to the gum?
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 12:27 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • I thought vacuum too!
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:34 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

  • Couldn't you just go down in the basement and open the pipe?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:49 PM on Apr. 5, 2013

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