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Old 05-15-2018, 11:50 AM   #31
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Next thing to know is that all bath room sinks and tubs have an overflows.
Bathroom sinks come both ways, with or without overflows.

When you are installing the drain pipe/popup assembly, you need to get the right one for the sink that you are working on.

As many of the non-overflow sinks are thinner at the drain hole area, putting an overflow drain in a non-overflow sink will often make a mess in the vanity or on the floor.
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I am a large construction plumber and will not rent and run a machine myself. My brother in law did a favor and the machine they rented had a coupling at 75 feet which broke. That favor turned into a 5k backyard dig up and replace.

If i ever have a clog i cant get my my plunger or little toilet snake i will call a guy with a machine. Knock on wood i have yet to have to call a sewer guy in.
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1/3 of baking soda and 1/3 of vinegar = 2/3. What is the other 1/3 to finish the solution?
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1/3 of baking soda and 1/3 of vinegar = 2/3. What is the other 1/3 to finish the solution?
Water?

Vinegar and baking soda are going to make a fizzy smelly mess.

An acid and a base, will make a lot of fizz, Vinegar= Acetic acid, Baking soda + sodium bi-carbonate, a base.

And water to liquify it.

A soda fire extinguisher is one example of this.


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I bought a 'Zip-it' at a hardware store for a couple dollars and so far (knock on wood) that has worked to unclog the bath tub and bathroom sink drains when they start draining slowly. It pulls all of the hair out of the drain.
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I bought a 'Zip-it' at a hardware store for a couple dollars and so far (knock on wood) that has worked to unclog the bath tub and bathroom sink drains when they start draining slowly. It pulls all of the hair out of the drain.

I bought one awhile back and have found it really handy in both my bathroom sink and shower drain. I carefully(!) [very sharp, saw-like teeth on it]) clean it off after use even though the package says it should be tossed after one use because of the danger of cutting yourself trying to clean it.


I also removed the pop-up stopper in the bathroom sink because it let too much hair/debris down into the drain and caused blockages. I replaced it with one of those little mesh drain strainers.
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I use a plunger in all the sinks about every 3 months. You would be surprised how much hair comes up. I consider it an ounce of prevention.

I would never call a plumber. It's too easy and if it was really stopped up, I would just remove the trap at the bottom of the sink. But it's surprising how many people
(grown men ) are intimidated by something like this....
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