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imola ghost 04-09-2012 09:42 AM

Slow draining sink?
 
I've got a dual sink in our master bathroom and the left one does not drain as quick/fast as the other side. I've put "Liquid Lightning" in and let is set for the amount of time needed but without any noticeable results.

If I run the water at full blast it will eventually fill up about half way as the water is running.

What do you think I should try?

oh'mike 04-09-2012 09:58 AM

Likely hair and crud stuck to the pop up lever----don't use Drano ever again--now your P-trap and piping is dangerous to work on!!

Reach under the sink--find the pop up lever--there will be a nut holding the lever to the pipe--loosen the nut and pull out the lever---remove the pop up stopper----use a length of wire to fish out the hair--

Replace the stopper--install the pop up rod so that the stopper goes up and down--re install the nut.

If it's still slow--remove the P-trap and clean or replace.

A pair of Channel Lock pliers might be needed,but usually all the parts can be taken apart with your hands.

Be careful--you have Drano in those pipes.---Mike--

imola ghost 04-09-2012 10:00 AM

Thanks I'll try that...however I doubt it can be hair since I don't have ANY (completely bald).

oh'mike 04-09-2012 10:37 AM

Mice hair---happens at night they like to wash up while you sleep!

imola ghost 04-09-2012 11:01 AM

I knew someone was using my shaver. Either that or the wife has a friend I don't know about.


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