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Old 03-27-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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clogged sink drain


I have a clogged bathroom sink. I have taken apart the trap and run a snake as far as I can, only about six inches, until it hits the intersection inside the wall. Put everything back together and still no flow. Is there something I'm missing?
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: clogged sink drain


Pull the pop up drain plug mechanism and check for obstruction.
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As senior sitizen says, check the pop-up plug assembly.

They often accumulate soaps and grease buildup.


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Did you remove the piece coming out of the wall so you can help the snake make that 90 deg. turn inside the tee inside the wall?
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I've had better success with water pressure than snakes. There are rubber "balloons" that attach to garden hoses for different sized pipes.
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Re: clogged sink drain


Most of the time obstructions in a Pop Up is hair. Remove the clip retaining the pop up lever that enters the tail piece of the lavatory. You can then remove the stopper/pop up and clean all of the hair from it and reassemble it. Fill the sink to just over the overflow opening and put some bleach in the water and allow the bleach to soak up the bacteria inside of the overflow of you lavatory sink. Do the bleach about once a month to keep the overflow from stinking.
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