Author Topic: Blocked garage drain?  (Read 442 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Blocked garage drain?
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:01:36 PM »
Hi there!

I'm a new house owner. 2 weeks ago I washed my pet's cage in the garage and the drain grid seemed to direct the water away from the center.

So today I was going to flip the grid so that it would drain better, and realized the water and bleach was stagnating there. It seems to be blcked, but looking online I can't find that type of drain or how it's supposed to work and be cleaned.

Anyone know these? How can I fix this myself?


  • Handlebar Stache
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Re: Blocked garage drain?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 03:42:34 PM »
Bail that pit out with a wet shop vac, bucket or coffee can, dig out any solids (mud) sitting in the pit and see what you have going on.
It's pretty common with drains like that where the actual drain outlet is on the bottom of the pipe (unseen in photo).   When solids fill the pit to the point they reach the drain outlet water can no longer get out and that is how you know it's time to clean the pit.   If things drained straight into the end of the pipe, the solids would enter the pipe causing worse problems.