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JeremyB 04-05-2011 06:13 PM

Clogged Kitchen Sink
 
Hi Guys

Today I found the kitchen sink to be clogged and tried to plunge it to no avail. I then cleaned out the trap to find a black tar like greasy liquid, gross. So I then replaced the trap( after snaking it ) to find that it was still clogged:mad: so as a last resort I poured in some drain clog remover which also did not work, all it accomplished was making my house stink to high hell,lol

Does anybody else have any idea on what I could do? Im thinking about buying a power auger, the kind that attatch to a drill and see if that might help.

I never have any food go down the drain because I have a strainer in it so cant figure out what it is

Thanks for any help

Jeremy

Redwood 04-05-2011 09:13 PM

by the time you do that and learn how to use it right might just as well have someone do it...

inspectorD 04-06-2011 04:51 AM

yup
 
I agree, sometimes it is not worth it to DIY. The plumbing waste lines could be installed incorrectly and finally clogged up, or be made of galvanized pipe....and these will have to be changed. They close up and you never get the gunk out.

joecaption 04-06-2011 06:52 AM

Buy a hand snake and try that first. If it cost $12.00 and you save $100 life is good, plus you will have it to use later.

JeremyB 04-06-2011 03:24 PM

thanks for the help guys, I took joecaptions advice and purchased a hand snake and it did the job no problem, thanks guys ;)

Plumbing And Lighting 04-08-2011 12:58 PM

Ever figure out what it was that was causing the clog?

JeremyB 04-09-2011 03:17 AM

when I pulled the snake out it looked like pieces of a old plastic type of sponge, must have been from the old house owner as I never use those types.

ConcreteTreat 05-31-2011 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeremyB (Post 55632)
Hi Guys

Today I found the kitchen sink to be clogged and tried to plunge it to no avail. I then cleaned out the trap to find a black tar like greasy liquid, gross. So I then replaced the trap( after snaking it ) to find that it was still clogged:mad: so as a last resort I poured in some drain clog remover which also did not work, all it accomplished was making my house stink to high hell,lol

Does anybody else have any idea on what I could do? Im thinking about buying a power auger, the kind that attatch to a drill and see if that might help.

I never have any food go down the drain because I have a strainer in it so cant figure out what it is

Thanks for any help

Jeremy

I recently bought this product known as "Thrift" on eBay that is incredible. I'd poured at least $30 in drain cleaners down the thing without any improvement at all, and this went on until it had almost stopped draining completely. The stuff fixed the problem in 2 minutes.

Again, as far as I could tell, it's only for sale on ebay right now, though -- you might be able to shop around for other pricing.

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Gale
Concrete Treat: Concrete Sealer

Redwood 06-01-2011 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ConcreteTreat (Post 57537)
I recently bought this product known as "Thrift" on eBay that is incredible. I'd poured at least $30 in drain cleaners down the thing without any improvement at all, and this went on until it had almost stopped draining completely. The stuff fixed the problem in 2 minutes.

Again, as far as I could tell, it's only for sale on ebay right now, though -- you might be able to shop around for other pricing.

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Gale
Concrete Treat: Concrete Sealer

That will get you some new pipes! :rolleyes:

Thrift Drain Cleaner Material Safety Data Sheet

ConcreteTreat 06-01-2011 08:19 PM

Redwood -- I was thinking of the non-acid drain cleaner found here.

At least in the marketing copy, it reads:

"THRIFT's non-acid formula will not harm fine fixtures, porcelain, chrome trim, polished brass, plastic or metal pipes."


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