My kitchen sink has a nasty clog. I used two bottles of liquid plumber which
seemed to have no effect. I bought a drain snake, removed the pvc piping
under the sink, cleaned each piece individually and attempted to snake the
section of the drain pipe sticking out of the wall (this section has two 90
degree angles). It got stuck almost immediately. I'm not sure if is caught
on the next section of pipe or if the clog is right there. I worked at it
for quite some time and made no progress. Since at that time the pipes were
free of any standing water I reattached the drain and used a whole bottle of
commercial line Draino Gel. After letting it sit for a while I ran hot water
and the sink is, of course stick clogged.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
You might try plunging it (wear safety glasses!).
If still nothing, suggest renting a hand-held power snake.
The rental place will have a pro model which is way better
than the snake-in-a-drum you can buy at HD.
Don't use drain cleaners in a totally clogged drain, though they may help in
a partly clogged drain. Be very careful of th edrain opener trapped in the
drain too. Try a small powered snake w/ a cutter on the end, is may take a
little doing to get around the bends but it should go. The clog may be
farther down too, after another cleanout in the cellar or elsewhere, if all
else fails go there.
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