What is the proper way to plunge a bathtub drain? - Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions, Answered by The Plumbing Expert.

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What is the proper way to plunge a bathtub drain?

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A bathtub drain is difficult to clear if you have a trip lever because as you plunge the water could push up the trip lever riser. So the best way to use a plunger in a bathtub is to push the plunger in fast and forceful to try to get as much pressure as possible into the p-trap. Plunging a bathtub is not going to work for every clogged drain, and most times you will need something stronger like a snake

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