Since the OP has clogs farther down the line I am wondering if there
is an obstruction in the pipe that things hang up on.
I had a Q tip that drove me crazy here until I managed to grab it with
a spiral on my snake (I actually just unwrapped the cable a bit) and
pull it back up. I could snake the drain and it was fine until enough
piled up on it to plug things up.
It took a couple of tries before I finally grabbed it.
These days I have a tiny lighted camera on a 10 meter cable that plugs
into the USB port of my laptop. Pretty cool thing for stuff like this.
On 2/19/2016 1:11 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm not so technical. I just use drain strainers like this,
http://tinyurl.com/gv94cnm , for my bathroom sink drains. It catches
everything and I just empty it when I see stuff in it. I haven't had my
sink drain clog up since I've been using one of those.
Just soap, water, shaving cream, whiskers from shaving, mouthwash, etc.
They are old, narrow, lead pipes with virtually no horizontal slope, so I
guess the crud does build up. The "clogs" are usually just slow-drain
problems, not complete clogs.
Once I do the new re-routed drain lines from underneath (where the ceiling
is already removed), all of this will be moot because I will have larger
drain lines with a much better slope, etc.
When you brush your hair, if you have hair to brush, that hair also goes
down the drain along with the whiskers and the gunk left over from
shaving, brushing your teeth, and mouthwash. The gunk can stick to any
hairs that get stuck going down the drain, is what I've been told, anyway.
Yes, I'm sure some hair does end up in the drain. But, I don't have long
hair and I have never had or found a hair clog in the bathroom sink --
mostly just gunk of some kind that builds up and slows the drain process.
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