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the lonely photographer

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Beverly Hills, California, US

-Nicole- wrote:
I second Drano.

But if you don't want to use chemicals, maybe try baking soda and vinegar? I've heard this works although I haven't tried it myself. I will tonight shower drain is horribly clogged -.-

Vinegar and Baking  soda is a waste of time   it won't work
Drano is crystal sodium hydroxide mixed in with bits of aluminum.  The Sodium Hydroxide emulsifies the fatty greasy crap in a clog and  softens hair and other organic material.  The aluminum  bits in the Drano react with the sodium hydroxide to form heat which speeds up the  emulsfication process.  That stuff is corrosive  as hell and can eat through aluminum.  Easy off oven cleaner has sodium hydroxide in it to eat  up greasy oven residue. Sometimes the drano just sits on top of a clog and crystalizes in a rock hard mass   and makes the  clog worse. A snake with spinning blade can clean a pipe  stuck with  oatmeal hard crud in the pipe. Be glad its  not your sewer line    you'll  pay almost anything when you flush and see the turds you made come floating to the top of the  bowl,  you will have a major panic attack..

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