Both our bathoorm sinks are draining really slowly.
I read some old posts and it seems that the first step is to remove
the stopper. Mine don't seem to just lift out so I guess I have to
take some screws out behind the sink to get the stopper out?
Then once the stopper is out can I snake the drain? Some of the posts
suggested using a coat hanger to get the hair out.
I tried boiling water but that didn't seem to help much. I'm hesitant
to use draino.
Would appreciate some tips on how to handle this job.
Thanks in advance,
Take off the retaining nut in left diagram. Stopper will drop down. Lift
out with an edge of some type.
Fish out all the hair and crap. Pivot rod must go through stopper opening
when reassembled. See red line in diagram. Do not overtighten the
retaining nut when reassembling. Tighten just until lift rod holds it's
place without dropping down. Maybe a tad more. Fill sink with water. Let
it all drain while checking for leak near retaining nut. If leaks,
tighten just a LITTLE more and retry.
Use the compressed air can if you have good plumbing in your house
Don,t use hangers as they could punch thru old galv pipes. Have you
tried a plunger used right can clean most drains. Another trick buy
powdered lye and put tablespoon in drain add enough water to get it in
pipe, Leave for 5to 10 then rinse completley with only cold water
never look in the pipe when the lye is working. Suggest you get
plumber if doesn't work
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