Question by tony p: unclog kitchen sink-meat?
3/4 of a package of salami was put in disposal. sink clogged. disposal, all pipes leading to wall clear. ran 20′ snake, hot water, vineger/Bsoda. drains very, very slowly, fills in about 10 seconds.
Answer by Elliott M
you will need to disassemble the disposal to get the grease out or use a alkaloid commercial drain cleaner that will dissolve the organic plugging it
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Question by musicislife: Cant Unclog Kitchen Sink!?
ok, im really at a loss of ideas here.
One night while my wife was doing dishes the kitchen drain suddenly stopped draining. just like that, no warning, no draining slowly, just stopped draining alltogether. Since then ive tried everyting i can think of to fix it. Ive removved the p trap atleast half a dozen times now, i attempted letting powerful drain solvent soak over night with no success (bad idea, all around), ive tried running a snake through the wall under the sink several times. I can get it about 10 feet with some effort, then stops. nothing comes back out other than black water. I tried running the snake from the clean out vents in the basememnt, both up the drain pipe and what i believe to be the vent pipe (theres no water residue in there, thus i believe it to be the vent, though im no expert on this house…). Itll go all the way up the vent pipe, and itll go about 14 feet up the drain pipe. Ive tried this several times as well, and i do get some wet dirt coming out the clean out when i remove the snake. It looks kinda like mud…
Ive also tried using a plunger, over and over and over….
I was thinking of renting a proffessional rooter tool. i went to home depot to rent one and the guy said that if my small snake isnt going all the way through with success then theres no way one of the biggger ones will do anything…and to just keep working with my current snake. Well, thats what ive been doing. for hours now….
Any ideas???? I just dont get it! its driving me crazy. Im going to call a plumber in the morning if i cant figure it out by then. Its not even about the money for a plumber, I just cant stand not being able to figure it out myself. Even if it i knew it was something I wasnt capable of fixing, then thats ok, its not having the first clue whats going on in these pipes thats driving me nuts! lol!
Answer by Robert H
It sounds to me that you might have tree roots growing into your drain lines causing the back up. This happens a lot in older homes with the old cast type drain pipes. Hope this helps!
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