Question about anaerobic decomposition... True confession here - because your secrets make you sick - and I need help - and maybe someone else can learn from my stoooopidity - aargh! (must have been my triple Aries/Mars risk-taking influence) On December 15 I butchered 7 chickens. I'm very proud that I've used every part of the chickens to make soup and bone broth, and bone meal. Except I couldn't think of a good use for the guts because I live in the city and don't want to attract animals to my compost pile, so I decided to flush it down the toilet and can't explain why I didn't just put it in the garbage. I warned myself it might clog the drain so I put small amounts in at a time, flushing after each deposit. All seemed fine until a couple days later when the drain got slow, then slower, then pretty much became a slow trickle, as in, 24+ hrs to empty the tub or the toilet. I thought - it's organic - it will decompose eventually. I'm still hoping that the total volume just collected in a blob in one of the pipe turns, so after a couple weeks I put some Rid-X in hoping to speed it up. It's worse. Then I tried Root Kill - no change. Vinegar and Baking Soda - no change. Now it's been a month and I'm tired of taking sponge baths and using a makeshift composting bucket upstairs because I'm too wimpy to use an outdoor loo in winter (the old lady 3am run you know).
So I'm appealing to you all to tell me it will be alright in a couple more weeks, or there's another magic catalyst I can pour down, or bite the bullet and call Roto-Rooter. This is an old house with galvanized drains that I plan to replace this spring anyway so I really hate to spend money on it now.