I have two bathroom sinks with different brand sinks/plugs in them.
In my master bedroom bathroom I can unscrew the plug to clean out the
pipe below from hair/debris.
In my second bathroom the plug refuses to be unscrewed, turning it in
Is there an easy way to get at the debris to clean it out, short of
opening the pipes from below?
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Under the sink, on the back side of the drain pipe, you should find a
screw-on fitting where the control rod that lifts and lowers the drain
plug enters. If you unscrew that fitting and pull it back, the control
rod will disengage from the bottom of the drain plug. Remove the drain
plug. Then put the fitting back on so your drain doesn't leak while
you're de-clogging it.
Reverse that procedure to put the plug back in.
Lot easier than disassembling the drain pipes.
Step 4 of the following link shows what the control rod looks like.
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