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Anyone have a non-toxic recipe or an alternative for the equivalent of Draino?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 02, 2012 at 4:21 PM

The harsh chemicals reek for drain cleaners. I'm looking for alternatives - pre-made or make myself. Thanks!

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on March 03, 2012
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+1, I use a little bit of pure lye in some hot water.

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My mom always did this, so she passed this on to me! We've never had problems with our drains, so it seems to be working!

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Lye should do the trick on the hair.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on March 02, 2012
at 04:23 PM

1/4 cup baking soda, followed by 1/4 cup vinegar.

Wait 5 min and pour in a kettle of boiling water.

Will dissolve grease & soap scum, but won't break down a big wad of hair (ask me how I know!)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 02, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Lye should do the trick on the hair.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on March 03, 2012
at 01:16 AM

My mom always did this, so she passed this on to me! We've never had problems with our drains, so it seems to be working!

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on March 03, 2012
at 01:10 AM

Nothing beats a drain auger/snake.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 02, 2012
at 04:57 PM

Most drain cleaners are some sort of caustic (basic) compound. Simple solution of lye should do the trick.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on March 03, 2012
at 01:57 AM

+1, I use a little bit of pure lye in some hot water.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on March 02, 2012
at 04:54 PM

For hair, etc., there are enzymatic drain openers that are VERY effective -- and they can be used weekly to keep the drains clean as well.

I like Earthworm Natural Enzyme-Based Family-Safe Drain Cleaner

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on March 03, 2012
at 02:57 AM

I too use Earthworm. It seems to work better than others.

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