Our sink is slowly having more trouble emptying as we run the cold
water out of the hot line in the morning. A plumber took the trap off
and manually chiseled out the gunk in the horizontal section going
into the wall. My knees wont support that type of work so I'm
wondering if there are any other ideas to try. Would ammonia be a
"chiseled" out the gunk"
What did the plumber suggest? Why didn't he attempt to snake it when he
had it apart? Or snake through the vent? Me thinks you're looking for
the low or no cost miracle fix, you're not going to find.
I have found that ammonia and bowl of hot water does wonders for maintenance
of drain lines. As for when the gunk is all ready there replacement is
I use a 1/4 to 1/2 quart and a tub full of hot water down every drain once a
month. I pour the ammonia down the drain before I use the bath tub. When I
pull the plug the water does the flushing.
I poor a cup of chlorine bleach down the bathroom sink drain when it
runs slow and let it sit for a few hours.. I am assuming the clog is
mostly hair which the bleach disolves and that most of the clog is in
Then I rinse it down with the hottest water possible and it's good to
go for another 4-5 months.
Plug the overflow hole in the sink with a wet rag or your hand (I use
my hand as I can can gget a goood seal) then run some water and work it
like hell with a plunger.
You'll be amazed (and probably disgusted) with what happens.
Go read this. Now.
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