I put muriatic acid down my drain, help

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  1. ErrorS

    ErrorS New Member

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    Someone told me I should do that to clear a killer clog. I've used drain openers, even took a 'snake' to 25' and didn't clear anything. This is in my kitchen sink..

    anyways, someone told me to pour some muriatic acid down my drain and I did.. this was at about 6am.. immediately, my drain started bubbling up and it had a sulfur smell to it. Came home at about 4:30 and the house still had this smell to it and there was still standing water in my sink, it would bubble up but only every once in a while.

    Anyone know what would make that smell? and I do think I have metal pipes but I poured enough water in that it should have diluted the acid enough to not cause it to eat away from my pipes (this was after I realized I fucked up)

    I thought maybe the smell came from it reacting with the metal? But I put a tin can lid from a can of soup into a plastic cup and poured the acid onto it, it started bubbling and doing cool shit.. but it didn't have a sulfur smell to it, it was more like an acid gas.

    Just wondering what made that damn smell and if it's safe for me to try it again? Maybe the sulfer smell came from it eating away some kind of lime buildup? or some organic material?
  2. superlinuxman

    superlinuxman 3D+Linux Master

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    yeah you really shouldnt smell muriatic acid its REALLY bad on the lungs

    i would say it had some reaction to the piping
  3. super_Chris

    super_Chris Tactical bacon

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    If your house is less than forty years old your most likely going to have ABS drain pipes. ABS is used because of it's extreme chemical tolerance. I doubt anything crazy will happen, but then again, I'm not a plumber, nor do I ever use muriatic acid.
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Sounds like it's plumber time to me.
  5. Pope John

    Pope John the most modest.

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    muriatic acid is some heavy shit.

    you have it watered down to 10 parts water, 1 part acid?
  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    You have any clean-outs in your yard?
  7. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    MMMMMM Muratic acid, after you get it in your mouth enought times it tastes sweet