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So i've been fighting with a clog in my mother's house for the last week or so and i'm completely at a loss.
The bathroom sink and kitchen sink share a drain line somewhere between the walls. Right now if I were to run water in the bathroom the sink would eventually fill up and then send water into the kitchen sink and the other way around. So far i've tried a few different liquid clog chemicals that did nothing to alleviate the problem so that's when I removed the P trap in both sinks and gave it a good cleaning with one of those cheap-o plastic drain snakes. No luck. Ended up getting a 20FT drum auger and giving that a whirl. At best i'd end up seeing it pop out of the other sink but never quite hit where the clog was.
Recently the clog has started to cause leaking from somewhere in the pipes and down through the basement ceiling and that's starting to flood the carpet so I located the main drain cleanout plug. After a few hours of pushing and pulling I got the length of the drum auger to go through the whole thing. Tried the sinks again. Still clogged.
At this point the leaking is getting so bad in the basement and under the sinks that i'd almost be willing to just turn the water off until I could dry out the house. Unfortunately people need things like toilets so i'm at a loss. Wherever this clog is I don't have the competence in plumbing to find it. But I also don't have the money to call a plumber. Should I just spend another day or so sending the auger down every pipe in hopes of hitting a clog or am I missing something?
The toilet and shower drains work fine thankfully. I'd suppose this means that the clog is in some hidden place before the main line?