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Old 08-23-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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I have a double sink in my kitchen (no garbage disposal) and they both feed to the same p-trap. Recently, water stopped draining from both sinks. I tried Liquid Plumber, professional grade unclogging liquid, baking soda etc. with no success. I tried plunging. I opened the p-trap - no clog to be found. I rented a 25 ft. snake and it goes all the way in. I purchased a 50 ft. snake and it goes all the way down the pipe. The sinks drain temporarily but once we start running the water, it eventually comes up again. I am at my wits end. I am particularly surprised that a 50 ft snake has not done the trick. Any ideas???

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Is there a vent pipe anywhere close?

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Sometimes its not about length but how its being cleaned. Electric machines build more torque and generally scrape more debris from the pipe. If you have a lot of sludge buildup in the line, it won't always clear it. You'll know if it's the case b/c a lot of black or grey buildup will come out on the cable you sent down. Sounds like you need a mini jetter, which uses high pressure water to wash all of the debris out of the pipe. A lot of plumbing companies have them, but expect to pay at least a couple hundred bucks for it. There is one rental yard in my area that has one, I think it cost me 50 bucks for a day last time I rented one
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i agree with the man.there could be enough grease build up that a jetter is the only way to go! besides, if you ran a snake for 25' you should have entered the main line of your house.
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Is there a vent pipe anywhere close?
No vent nearby.
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