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Success! Made my own drain cleaner/ clog remover and it worked awesome!!!

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so since we moved into our new apartment last month our tub has sucked at draining. Today it stopped all together. I didn't have money for drano so I did some looking online and found a super easy super cheap fix!

Baking soda, with vinegar. Pour the soda down the drain, add the vinegar cover quickly (with drain plug or a bowl) and sit for 10-15 minutes. Then pour boiling water down the drain.

Fixed it instantly!!! I can see tons of clear pvc pipe when I sign a flashlight and couldn't before and it drains all loud and super fast like bran new!

I'm so proud of myself. DH said it would never work and that I'd blow the house up lol

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by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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by Emily on Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I don't think any of our drains need to be unclogged at the moment, but I might give that a try anyway. Can't hurt, right?

by Nora on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I did that tonight too!!!! It works awesome!!!
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by Dionne on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I have both ingredients,so I need to try that in my kitchen sink, before I call a plumber.  Thanks for the info.  But, do you have to measure out the baking soda and vinegar or just go for it?

by Nora on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM
I use 1 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar cover it really quick I put a plate then the jug of vinegar ontop for 30 minutes then have hot water run for a few minutes. Stubborn clogs may take a couple times
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by Nora on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Oh and as for the kitchen sink if you have a garbage disposal connected cover both holes!
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by Kari on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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by June on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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Thanks for sharing!  I haven't had to clear a clog, yet, but now I know what to use.  To maintain your drains, especially in the bathroom, pour a pot of boiling water down the drain once a week.

by Brian's Lil Vixen on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

YAY..That's great. I'll have to keep that in mind.

by on Aug. 20, 2012 at 12:27 AM


by Corinne on Aug. 20, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Quoting dusky_rose:

Yay! I need to remember this.

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