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Old 10-13-2011, 01:21 PM   #16
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Kitchen sink not draining, is it the vent?


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It depends on were the bathroom is connected there could be crap stuck right were it T's off from kitchen.

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It depends on were the bathroom is connected there could be crap stuck right were it T's off from kitchen.
Only of that sink has a wet vent from the upstairs sink---

possible but OP said that he rodded a short distance ---best to rod to the main sewer.
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Only of that sink has a wet vent from the upstairs sink---

possible but OP said that he rodded a short distance ---best to rod to the main sewer.
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We have been having a clogged sink for the past 2 days and done everything from salt/baking soda/vinegar/boiling water to snaking the vent on the roof to 25 ft. snake down the main drain under the sink.......to no avail. It's like there was no air to push it down or let the water go down. We have plunged with the second side of the sink blocked so it could get suction. NOTHING worked. Finally, I decided to go into the bathroom and close the sink drain and the tub drain. Came back out to the kitchen and plunged hard again several times and VOILA !!! It drains fine now. No chemicals were necessary. We still have no idea what the cause was but it's working, so who am I to question why? Try blocking off your other sinks/drains so you are only getting suction to the one drain that isn't draining and see if that works.l Goood Luck




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Hey guys, here's the situation (and thanks in advance for any help, this one really has me stumped).

A couple of days ago the basement kitchen sink stopped draining properly. I removed all the pipes connecting it to the sewer in the wall, cleaned them out and didn't find any real blockage (just some standard gunk that had built up). Connected it all back together and it's still not draining. I then snaked the sewer drain down two feet or so, at first it wasn't going down but I eventually broke through some stuff and the snake moved freely as far as it would go (3-4 feet). This is where it gets weird...

Hooked everything back up and it's still not draining. Also, when I started taking apart the connection at the end of the P-trap a lot of pressure was released (sputtering sound, water coming out mixed with air). At this point I figured it had to be some kind of pressure issue so I checked the vent.

Got up on the roof and ran water down the vent. It didn't ever fill up the vent, but I noticed the water level in the kitchen sink was rising. What really puzzled me is when I ran the hose down the vent and it got stuck at what felt like three or four feet ABOVE the place where the kitchen sink connects to the sewer, which wouldn't explain the water backing up. Should I assume there are two blockages? The hose seemed like it was hitting something pretty solid that wouldn't move from dropping the hose on it several times or blasting it with some water. Am I just hitting a corner or something and the only blockage is below the connection?

Thanks for the help!

Really not wanting to resort to a plumber here, but if that's what needs to happen....

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