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      I live in a one story house on a concrete foundation. I believe our main drainpipe is clogged. After flushing our toilet about 5 ot 6 times, the water backs up. It does drain out, but very very slow. I tried a 20 ft auger in the toilet, but I dont think it reached the clog. And now I cant find a cleanout plug. Do all houses have a cleanout plug? Are they placed in a standard location. I noticed a letter S on the curb in front of our house. Is this where the drain pipe runs into the sewer? Would a chemical unclogger work on this kind of clog? I would greatly appreciate any help.Daniel Hammond

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      If you have an older house, the cleanout could just be a 31/2 plug in the side of the pipe where it leaves the building. About 2-3 feet from the foundation. You will have to dig down to the pipe to access it. At that time the best upgrade would be to remove a section of pipe and install a new fittin with a riser and plug.: I live in a one story house on a concrete foundation. I believe our main drainpipe is clogged. After flushing our toilet about 5 ot 6 times, the water backs up. It does drain out, but very very slow. I tried a 20 ft auger in the toilet, but I dont think it reached the clog. And now I cant find a cleanout plug. Do all houses have a cleanout plug? Are they placed in a standard location. I noticed a letter S on the curb in front of our house. Is this where the drain pipe runs into the sewer? Would a chemical unclogger work on this kind of clog? I would greatly appreciate any help.: Daniel Hammond

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      : If you have an older house, the cleanout could just be a 31/2 plug in the side of the pipe where it leaves the building. About 2-3 feet from the foundation. You will have to dig down to the pipe to access it. At that time the best upgrade would be to remove a section of pipe and install a new fittin with a riser and plug.: : I live in a one story house on a concrete foundation. I believe our main drainpipe is clogged. After flushing our toilet about 5 ot 6 times, the water backs up. It does drain out, but very very slow. I tried a 20 ft auger in the toilet, but I dont think it reached the clog. And now I cant find a cleanout plug. Do all houses have a cleanout plug? Are they placed in a standard location. I noticed a letter S on the curb in front of our house. Is this where the drain pipe runs into the sewer? Would a chemical unclogger work on this kind of clog? I would greatly appreciate any help.: : Daniel Hammond

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