Can you use lye to clear clogged pipes?
Yes, Drain-o's main ingredient is lye. Pour a cup in the drain, wait 5 minutes, flush with hot water.
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Answer . \nThe clog may be at the faucet itself. If the faucet has a screen, try removing that first. If no screen, or nothing is found in the screen, the clog may be something lodged in the faucet's valve or the flexible tubing connecting the faucet to the pipe. If clearing these doesn't solve …the problem, your best bet is to replace the pipes going to that faucet.\n. \nBest of luck. I had old black iron pipes in my house with so much corrosion that there wasn't a large enough hole for a pencil in what was originally 3/4in pipe. I ended up replacing all the plumbing in my house. (MORE)
Clearing Clogged Ears 1.) facial steam 2.) chewing & swallowing 3.) babies (drink/bottle) 4.) hold(pinch)nose & blow 5.) hot cloth in cup hold up to ear. 6.) take Advil Sinus for a few days
Answer . They can. Pouring vinegar down a drain clogged with eggshells should unclog it as the vinegar dissolves the eggshells.
Disconnect the hose and put a dinner knife down the hose and theweight of it should shift whatever is stuck if you "wave the hose"gently. Alternatively, if you have a vacuum that exhales air, youcan try that as well.
If your talking about Hercules Clobber, Wham , Sizzle etc. It would depend on the age and condition of the lead piping and what is causing the stoppage. . Normally I would use these type of chemicals if all other mechanical means fail as once it is poured in there is no saying oops .
Answer . A clog in your "water pipe" probably means sediment is plugging it. Pipes must come apart until the clog is found, then clear pipe or replace that section. If the clog is in your toilet, instead of plunging down, try to put plunger in toilet gently all the way to the bottom, then yank u…p, causing a suction up instead of down. This will break up clogs faster than the normal way. This also works in sink drains. If it is in your entire system (all drains are clogged or very slow draining), you might have roots or a heavy clog getting into your pipes - you probably have to call for Roto - Rooter, or someone like that. Good luck! (MORE)
a strong alkali which is highly soluble in water to produce caustic basic solutions. It has many uses in both the household and in food. For example, one use is to brine olives.
Answer . sticky substances cling to walls of pipes, grabbing bits of hair, food, etc., growing larger until the orifice is completely plugged. this usually happens at bends of the pipe where a natural restriction of flow is present. sometimes, with metal pipe, rust is present on the walls of the …pipe, creating a velcro-like surface to grab passers by, doing the same as the soap or grease as previously mentioned. hope this helps. (MORE)
All of these ideas are good. But,before you start this process, check to be sure that all of youroutlets are sealed. Once of ours had been accidentally propped openby a pillow, causing the suction to be severely reduced. It was avery easy fix, but a waste of an hour for me for not checking itfirst. … 1. Check your hose first. Check the hose by dropping a nickle inthe handle end to see if it makes it through the hose to the otherend. If so, plug the hose into an inlet. A dinner knife put throughthe hose may help dislodge a clog. 2. At the handle end of your hose, cover the opening. Keep itcovered for 10 to 15 seconds. Pull your hand away. If you hear aslight hiss followed by a reduction in suction then you have aclog. . 3. You will have to unclog yoursystem with another vacuum. Disconnect your central vac dirtcanister. Go to each inlet, insert the hose end of another vacuuminto the opening at each inlet. (You may have to wrap duct tapearound the hose end to insure a snug fit) . 4. Once you have unclogged yoursystem and removed the debris, reconnect your dirt canister, andrun a Tornado Power Cloth through your tubing from each valve toremove any remaining debris. It is a good idea to use these clothson a monthly basis to prevent future clogs. . How do I get rid of a mega-clog? 1. Purchase an inexpensive plumber'ssnake from your local home center. It should be no longer than15ft.with an auger end. . 2. It will help to purchase acommercial hose cuff with a metal end to help you activate thevalve right at the opening. These are available from any centralvacuum retailer, either in your local market or online. . 3. Insert the snake into the valveuntil it will no longer move. At this point, give the snake rightturn twists to help it pass the fittings it encounters. . 4. Once the snake refuses to moveany further, begin to pull back on the snake until the auger tipcomes out and hopefully some of the debris with it. . 5. Insert the hose cuff into thevalve, cover the cuff opening with your hand, let the suctionbuild, and quickly remove your hand. What did not come out with thesnake should begin to be pulled through to the unit. . 6. You may have to do this severaltimes at the effected valves to totally clear them. . (MORE)
1. You will have to unclog your system with another vacuum. Disconnect your central vac dirt canister. Go to each inlet, insert the hose end of another vacuum into the opening at each inlet. (You may have to wrap duct tape around the hose end to insure a snug fit) . 2. Once you have unclogged your… system and removed the debris, reconnect your dirt canister, and run a Tornado Power Cloth through your tubing from each valve to remove any remaining debris. It is a good idea to use these cloths on a monthly basis to prevent future clogs. . \n. \n How do I get rid of a mega-clog? \n. \n 1. Purchase an inexpensive plumber's snake from your local home center. It should be no longer than 15ft.with an auger end. . 2. It will help to purchase a commercial hose cuff with a metal end to help you activate the valve right at the opening. These are available from any central vacuum retailer, either in your local market or online. . 3. Insert the snake into the valve until it will no longer move. At this point, give the snake right turn twists to help it pass the fittings it encounters. . 4. Once the snake refuses to move any further, begin to pull back on the snake until the auger tip comes out and hopefully some of the debris with it. . 5. Insert the hose cuff into the valve, cover the cuff opening with your hand, let the suction build, and quickly remove your hand. What did not come out with the snake should begin to be pulled through to the unit. . 6. You may have to do this several times at the effected valves to totally clear them. . \n. \n. \n . \n . \n. \n. \nUse a wet/dry vac at the clogged pipe to suck back the clog. (MORE)
\n. \nTake it to a radiator shop and have them boil it out. But be aware that it will probably cost almost as much as a new radiator. I'm a retired ASE Master/L-1 Technician. I still keep current with the latest automotive technology.
The steam from the shower acts as a decongestant which helps clearyour sinuses out. Taking a hot shower is often recommended by thedoctor when your sinuses or airways become clogged.
Lye should be used where there is proper air circulation. In solidform, it reacts with metals. When combined with water, it can causea fire and should be used accordingly.
Probably the best thing to do is to be patient and let the water clear on its own. Another way is to lay down with the clogged ear on the pillow, or let your ear rest on your palm. Let it warm, and the water will drain out.
The problem could be anything from a small ball thrown down the drain, to roots clogging up the sewer line, to a cracked sewer line, all of which have been known to block sewer lines. Best bet is to dig down where the rods end and investigate the problem
Yes, lye soap is safe to use in fact that is what I use every day. When I was a child, my father used to make lye soap which we all used regularly. Except that it didn't have perfume, it was no different from 'store bought' soap. In previous centuries, many people made and used lye soap.
nothing really, because the person that is lying will regret that they have lied about an incident or something.
Even if you have a very high mineral content there should not be enough buildup in a water line, it will be at the hot water tank and the fixtures. If it is the water line replace with pex, it is very cheap and better than copper.. Although i agree with the statement above to a certain degree. Th…is is open to opinion, Copper carries every bureau of compliance requirements where as pex does not even have one. Most insurance companies will only insure you with copper piping or galvanised piping as pex piping is not recognised. (MORE)
Lye is either sodium or potassium hydroxide. Strong bases such as those break apart fats to form glycerin and fatty acid salts. These fatty acid alts are commonly known as soap.
Remove the print cartridge from the printer.\nGently wipe the metal print head with a wet paper towel.\nMove the paper towel to a clean spot with each wipe.\nWipe about 5 times or so, then replace in printer and try a test print. Repeat until clog is cleared.
Sometimes it will, sometimes it won't. You're taking chances if you do. Same as putting a bunch of paper towels down the toilet. Usually the toilet will back up and overflow before the lines will clog as the p-trap built into the toilet is smaller than the diameter of the sewer pipe.
Lye is a corrosive alkaline substance, commonly, sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Previously, lye was among the many different alkalis leached from hardwood ashes. In modern day, lye is commercially manufactured using a membrane cell method, which is an improvement from the previous diaphragm cell methods… of Castner-Kellner, Gibbs, and Nelson.. Solid dry lye is commonly available as flakes, pellets, microbeads, and coarse powder. It is also available as solution, often dissolved in water. Lye is valued for its use in food preparation, soap making, biodiesel production, and household uses, such as oven cleaner and drain opener.. Both solid dry lye and lye solutions are corrosive and will degrade organic tissue. (MORE)
Food uses of sodium hydroxide (LYE) include washing or chemical peeling of fruits and vegetables, chocolate and cocoa processing, caramel color production, poultry scalding, soft drink processing, and thickening ice cream. Olives are often soaked in sodium hydroxide to soften them, while pretzels an…d German lye rolls are glazed with a sodium hydroxide solution before baking to make them crisp. Due to the difficulty in obtaining food grade sodium hydroxide in small quantities for home use, Sodium carbonate is often used in place of sodium hydroxide  .. Specific foods processed with sodium hydroxide include:. The Scandinavian delicacy known as lutefisk (from lutfisk , "lye fish"). . Hominy is dried maize (corn) kernels reconstituted by soaking in lye-water. These expand considerably in size and may be further processed by frying to make corn nuts or by drying and grinding to make grits. Nixtamal is similar, but uses calcium hydroxide instead of sodium hydroxide. . Sodium hydroxide is also the chemical that causes gelling of egg whites in the production of Century eggs. . German pretzels are poached in a boiling sodium carbonate solution or cold sodium hydroxide solution before baking, which contributes to their unique crust. . Most yellow coloured Chinese noodles are made with lye-water but are commonly mistaken for containing egg. (MORE)
GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR!! All three of my children have enjoyed the amazing benefits of upper cervical adjustments relieving ear aches for years! I love my DC and would recommend and suggest this completely non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment for 'clogged Eustachian' tubes!!! Good luck!
\nPut some mildly warm olive oil in the ear. Plug the ear with cotton wool. Do this twice a day and the wax will soften and be able to be cleared quite easily.
You can tell if the roof vent pipe is clogged by watching for slowdrains. If air is unable to help force water out of the system, thewater will naturally want to remain in position.
Yes, it is, if you find if useful, use it. I usually favour a springy drain cleaner as it can get round bends easily. Anything that works - -
Put some hot water in a bowl and put some vapour rup in it. bend over the bowl, put a towl over your head to trap the steam and breathe it in.
I would not recommend it. Among other things, it will kill the digestive enzymes in your settling tank, could harm your pump to your field and could cause coagulation of fats that could block up your system.
It really depends on a few things, where the clog is(is it in the toilet itself or in the "stack" below the toilet that runs into the sewer system and what is causing the clog. For lack of a better way of saying it, if it is toilet paper or a large #2 then a plunger will usually do the trick. …For really stubborn clogs you could use a toilet auger, just pay attention not to damage the finish on the toilet bowl. (MORE)
A plunger is still the best tool, but if you have a double sink it gets a little tricky. On a double sink you will need to plug the opposite drain; if your drain has a basket that screws in that will work, but if it does not then use this method to close off that drain. Put whatever stopper you have… in place and then cover it with a wet washrag and hold it down firmly. Now on your clogged disposal side add water only a few inches and use the plunger, remember you are trying to dislodge the clog and free up a passage for drainage. It does not have to be perfect, at this time. Hint: Make sure your disposal is off and don't let anyone near the switch while you are working on it. Try to clear out as much using a tongs before trying to plunge. When you get it flowing make sure to run sufficient water down the drain to clear the traps use a couple gallons after that run the hot water for awhile this will help clear some of the built up greases. (MORE)
One of a number of things can happen if your exhaust pipe becomes clogged. - If the obstructing object isn't too tight, the engine will likely simply blow it out, easily if loose or with quite bang if tight. Something like dirt, snow, or if someone is pranking you with a banana in the tailpipe, t…hey'll all just blow out. However, something like a rock, dent, or crimped pipe won't clear out. - If the object wont blow out, but is only partially blocking, the engine will likely still run. If the obstruction is minor, there may be no noticeable effect at all. If the blockage is moderate, loss of power, decrease fuel mileage, and perhaps an audible hiss or whistling sound might be heard. - If the blocked is sever, the engine performance will be more harshly effected, with large loss of power and RPMs being limited as the engine can't rev up. Overheating might occur as the hot gases can't escape away from the engine properly if run long. A loud hiss or whistling sound can often be heard. The engine will often act as if it's in too high of gear, lugging knocking and eventual stalling. - With a complete blockage the engine may start, run a few moments till the exhaust pressure builds up to a point it's to great for the engine to expel enough to fumes to be able to breath in fresh air and fuel to burn, at which point it will stall and not restart. Note, some car exhausts will have a small drain vent in the muffler to allow condensation to drain out. Those cars might restart after some prolonged cranking, but will stall again once the pressure is too great. In all cases, there is a risk the exhaust system my fail, if old or rusted. Parts could break loose or the muffler might "explode" apart from the pressure. However the good news is, NO permanent damage should be done to the engine once the obstruction is cleared. The engine only fails because it's not able to breath properly, not because of any mechanical damage. Unlike some might think, NO exhaust fumes should enter the passenger compartment so long as the pipes are in proper working condition. They will block any fumes from leaking into the passenger spaces. Note, on smaller engines, particularly 2 cycle engines, their exhaust can become clogged on their own from carbon and soot build up internally. This is not uncommon for this type of engine, used on older dirt bikes, boats, atvs, weed weeders, and other small engines. (MORE)
If there is little or no exhaust coming out the pipe and a lack of power, it is most likely the catalytic converter bad.
Lye water used to be used for bagel cooking back in the time of the Renaissance.
I guess you will need to get a plumber to investigate and clear offthe chokage to start afresh. Moving forward, whether you have agarbage disposal or not, you should install a good sink strainer tokeep off the food scrapes.
With a drain cleaning cable through the traps clean out or through the traps inlet in severe cases
If it is not in the trap, then it usually can only be located by "snaking" the pipe with a plumber's snake, a length of braided steel cable with a pincer or spiral spring end. The snake can be pushed through the pipe easily until it meets the obstruction, where it stops. Rotating the snake then bore…s through the obstruction, or, alternately, latches on to it so it can be pulled out. (MORE)
150 plus hours Normally it would depend on the size of the pipe For example 11/2 -2" would be a minimum of $150 up to a half hr in ime .. A Roto guys charged a lady $450 to clear an 11/2 tub stoppage in 15 minutes and the sataoppage was not cleared properly Main sewers and storm drains require a la…rger snake and heavier equipment thus the normal rate is $225 - $550. PER HALF HR. In cases of a severe roots or grease stoppages $1,200 per hr is the average rate using a large Jetter with over 2,500 PSI @10 GPM (MORE)
If the converter is clogged it must be replaced. You cannot unclog it either on or off the vehicle.
I use a shop vac and reduce the vacuum hose down to fit the drain tube and suck the dirt out.
Yes, provided both end of the tube are open and there are no air bubbles present in the water-filled tube
No, it will not work. The easiest way to fix any kitchen sink clogs is to remove the 'P' trap and clean it physically.
NO, lye will kill the aerobic action and cause your tank to plug up even more.
Lye can not be ingested so it is not used for cooking. Some olives are cured in lye as part of the curing process.
If the drain pipe is all clogged up, one should call a plumber or pour bleach down the sink to clear out all the residue or what ever is clogging the pipes.
Clear PVC pipes are typically used in bathrooms and toilets so that blockages can be found easier. The PVC material also offers exceptional corrosion resistance and has a smooth interior wall to promote unimpeded flow.
I cannot suggest anything without some idea of the purpose, forsome things (e.g. soap making) there is no practical substitute forlye.
To dissolve the algae in a clogged pipe, you will have to turn onthe dry or wet vacuum.
you can use following three components for cleaning the blockeddrain: baking soda - 2cup hot water - 4 cup white vinegar - 1 cup 1. put 1 cup baking soda in the drain, then put 2 cup hot water 2. after few minutes put remaining cup of baking soda in the drainand white vinegar after it. immediately …cover the drain. 3. wait till the bubbling sound stops. 4. pour remaining 2 cup water after that. Hope this helps. (MORE)
No. The compound of choice for drain cleaners is sodium hydroxide.It is one of two compounds known as lye (the other being potassiumhydroxide). Use caution. Sodium hydroxide is a strong base capableof causing severe chemical burns if it gets on your skin or eyes.