Well i think i have conquered the clog. So what is the real story?????
Remember the Electro Gremlin problems????? Well after returning home we discovered that one of the EG’s had invaded our home network. In fact even this morning i was finding some of its dastardly deeds. It had secretly turned off the WI-FI to the upstairs router That meant very poor throughput in the bedroom. Reading the morning news in bed by candle light while having coffee was nearly impossible. A near tragedy!!!!
So after catching the last of them i tossed the little bugger into the food processor and gave it a ride. For good measure i added a little olive oil, and flushed the whole mess down the toilet. Unbeknownst to me, EG’s being electrical, have wires, which when chopped up become frayed and turn into hook like structures. AND yes they can catch on old cast iron pipes that have funky gunky stuff clinging to the sides. Another unknown to me was that since they evolved from transformers they can recongiel into a new mutant critter.
The short version of yesterday and today is, half a day of plunging the toilet, removing the toilet, half a day of working a 25’ snake up and down the pipe, 1 gallon of drain cleaner left over night, and another hour of snaking this morning. Presto!!!!, the clog let lose and slid off into the septic tank to be devoured by waste eating bacteria.