JJJAAAMMM: I have a drum trap in my bathroom and when I plunged it looked exactly like that. I am guessing all that crud is sediment from the trap. - thank you, jjjaaammm!
OLD1: Put a wet rag in the overflow while you are plunging the tub drain..Slam it with some authority..You might get wet but so what. - thank you old1!
dcman: Don't forget to get somebody to plug the drain and overflow on the lavatory.... - thank you dcman!
robert gift: Why ruin all the fun and surprise?
I make a good plumBob but am not a plumber.
I would not go through the toilet. Its 3-inch line is probably clear.
If not, some of the slug of water from flushing the toilet would probably come up through the bathtub drain.
25 feet should be more than enough to reach a clog in a bathtub and vanity drain. But maybe there is.omething unusual and the line is long.
WEDNESDAY: Just saw your roof vent.
Do they use that to cover the soil pipe (the vertical plumbing pipe, "stack" usually a 3-inch or 2-inch or 1-1/2-inch plumbing pipe) to protect it from being covered with snow?
Since it is so easy to reach, I would snake down the 2-inch or 1-1/2 plumbing vent pipe right above the bathroom with the problem. - thank you, robert gift!
Assuming the toilet is next to the pedestal and the tub and pedestal drain into that toilet's soil stack.... the clog is between the pedestal and the toilet. Try running the snake through the pedestal drain a few times. You shouldn't have to go far just a few feet ought to do it.
It's also possible (but less likely) that the toilet and pedestal have their own waste stack in which case, if you're on the third floor could go all the way to the basement. I have no idea the layout.
Good luck to you sir! - thank you geno gardner!
thank you to you all very much for coming here to advise me! i'm sorry for this late response: i've been very busy.. thank you for your understanding.
good news: my problem has been solved!
i have been a very very stupid guy! i just didn't follow many great instructions given by plumbing teachers on yt.. i stupidly just .. inserted the snake in the drain and removed it, etc! that's why my bathtub remained clogged!
and then i went out 2-3 days ago to buy a new snake, a 25' rigid.. reading advices posted here.. i will never thank you to you guys for your advices & encouragements and knowing that there were people behind me, and i was not alone with my problems.. it really boosted my confidence! i am still new to plumbing, so i was very anxious & was in doubt that i could unclog this drain myself.. robergift: you were right, the 25' snake did help.. i used up to 24'! this time i ROTATED the snake, and it made the difference!
thank you again to you all.. please forgive my bad english