Sunday, December 30, 2012

How to Use Tub Drain Unclogged with Hair and Grease Plumbers Acid®

Fig.1 Back of the Hair 
and Grease ® 
plumbers acid
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Hair and Grease ® Plumbers Acid
Safety glasses
Safety gloves

Mrs. Skissors called me to her home in Grand Terrace, California and she needed some basic tub plumbing maintenance. She stated her upstairs master bathroom tub was clogged. She mentioned her daughter washes her hair every night and she believed her hair was causing the the tub to drain slowly.

This post shows the four steps to unclog a bathtub with Hair and Grease Plumbers Acid®.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a quart of Hair and Grease Plumbers Acid® was purchased for this job at a local hardware store. Notice the plumbers acid is stored in a thick plastic bag this is for the your protection.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the person who pours the acid into the drain must wear rubber gloves and a full face mask to protect the face. Acid when it run into water can spit into your face, arms and hands. Acid causes severe burns
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if you are not sure about this job, hire someone who knows how to handle acid. These precautionary measures will keep you safe.
Fig.2 Front of Hair 
and Grease ® 
Plumbers Acid
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the acid starting to drain past the clog. She told me she had poured several bottles of solvents a few days to no avail. The directions states to pour 2-cups of acid into the drain and after 5-minutes run the faucet with hot water for 30-minutes.
Fig.3 Hair and Grease ® 
Plumbers Acid
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the bottle directions and it's important to heed the warnings. Now Mrs. Skissors has no drain problems, her tub pipes smell better and she is happy that the tub empties quickly.
Fig.4 Warnings!




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