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Old 05-27-2017, 07:56 AM   #31
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Both sinks drain thru the garbage disposal.
You have one sink with 2 compartments and they should not drain through the disposal
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You have one sink with 2 compartments and they should not drain through the disposal
Yes, I agree.
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Both sinks drain thru the garbage disposal.
I don't think that is possible.

Show us some pictures.
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I don't think that is possible.

Show us some pictures.
I don't have a good way to add photos here.

The licensed plumber said he'd seen both sink "compartments" drain thru garbage disposal before. Everything is jury-rigged here.
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Btw, there is an old rusty open pipe outside & near the kitchen door, about 10 feet from the sink exterior clean out, that extends vertically about 12", full of dirty water & possibly a small amt. grease on top. That pipe is normally dry. What is that? What purpose? Thanks.
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Surly you have a phone.
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No and yes

I take a chisel to the brass ones. Knock out a chunk, then peel out the rest with channelocks
I had to remove 4" brass plugs. After using a 36" Ridgid pipe wrench without any success, except to ruin the square, I asked a plumber. He suggested putting the wrench on the square of the plug and hitting the soil pipe with a hammer. Worked!! Now I need to replace the brass plugs with mechanical pipe plugs. The threads have, over the last 122 years, have been lost. http://cherneind.com/Mechanical_Plugs/Default.aspx
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There's a lot of hair in this house, but how it gets in the kitchen sink, I don't know.
Easy answer is someone is washing their hair there.

It could also be that the hair is picked up by mopping and the mop or mop bucket got rinsed or emptied there.

Some of the laminate or carpet cleaners have dirty water reservoirs, emptying/rinsing them would have the same result.

Rainbow vacuum cleaner ?
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When in my youth.... I've cleared a drain by dropping a cherry bomb down the vent and sittin on a 2x4 over the vent.

Not that I recommend.... but it was an emergency and a rental.....

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When in my youth.... I've cleared a drain by dropping a cherry bomb down the vent and sittin on a 2x4 over the vent.

Not that I recommend.... but it was an emergency and a rental.....

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I do hope you were very young. . . You could have lost your parts! When I was a child, a teen in the neighborhood put some dog poop & a cherry bomb in our car. After cleaning it, my dad sold it with the windows rolled down, on a cold day.

That wasn't you was it?
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It could also be that the hair is picked up by mopping and the mop or mop bucket got rinsed or emptied there.
Excellent point. Garden soil with tiny rocks, hair & fur.

I need a Roomba
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When in my youth.... I've cleared a drain by dropping a cherry bomb down the vent and sittin on a 2x4 over the vent.

Not that I recommend.... but it was an emergency and a rental.....

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In my youth (17), I took an M80 and placed it in a soda can, with the fuse hanging out of the pulltab hole, lit the fuse and threw it as far as I could . About 15 feet or so, next thing I know that pop can comes flying straight back at me, and if I had not ducked it would have hit me between the eyes.

The things we do as foolish kids, it's a wonder we are still here.


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Rainbow vacuum cleaner ?
I'd never heard of this, so I looked it up. Does it hold dirt & water? I'd never pay that much for a vacuum, although, Miele is nice the way it dusts at a low suction. But, still too expensive. I'd rather have a better air purifier.

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In my youth (17), I took an M80 and placed it in a soda can, with the fuse hanging out of the pulltab hole, lit the fuse and threw it as far as I could . About 15 feet or so, next thing I know that pop can comes flying straight back at me, and if I had not ducked it would have hit me between the eyes.

The things we do as foolish kids, it's a wonder we are still here.


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YEP.... and I still miss cherry bombs and M80's.

Edit (I'm just guessin it was lucky we were not friends back then... or we might not be here.)

Ever flush a cherry bomb down a movie theater toilet....?? (Probably get you in jail today)
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YEP.... and I still miss cherry bombs and M80's.

Edit (I'm just guessin it was lucky we were not friends back then... or we might not be here.)

Ever flush a cherry bomb down a movie theater toilet....?? (Probably get you in jail today)
Someone gave me one for protection. I put it in a big vase & forgot about it. I then moved from Hawaii to California. I would bet the movers never knew it was there!
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