Clogged water stays at drain rim
I just saw your post after a long absence from this forum. If I understand your problem, the water does not drain below the level of the sink strainer. Is this correct?
If so, I don't think it is the vent. It could be the vent but in my 25 years of experience I have never seen a stopped up vent cause what you are describing. If it was the vent, I think the water would eventually drain.
Have you removed the continuous waste (the drain assembly under the sink) completely and tried the auger that way? It really sounds like the line is at least partially blocked. You can rent a "sink machine" that is essentially a small, drill mounted electric sewer cable. These sometimes work wonders.
Finally, if it does turn out to be the vent, the only real way to clear it would be from the roof. (maybe with the rented sink machine).
Also, I agree that you should NEVER use drain cleaners, especially in older piping systems. They rarely work and can really damage your piping.
Check out my goofy video for my new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.