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Clogged Kitchen Drain #5408536 04/20/20 09:55 AM
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So have a very slow flowing(almost clogged) kitchen drain. After removal, thoroughly cleaned up P-trap and all other pipes underneath the sink.

Couldn't clean the small pipe going into the wall because for some reason whoever installed them, thought that pipe would never be removed in future.

Ideally don't want to use any chemicals, have already used boiling water multiple time, baking soda/vinegar and no luck.

What have you successfully used in the past? Snake? Or any other help/tips would be appreciated. thumbsup


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408559 04/20/20 10:17 AM
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Maybe squirt some Dawn down in there and let it sit?

Did you plunge it?


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408569 04/20/20 10:25 AM
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When that happened to me it was the drain line out to the street that had tree roots growing into it. Plumber came out with the snake to clear it out.


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: Gebo] #5408571 04/20/20 10:27 AM
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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: Gebo] #5408574 04/20/20 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
Maybe squirt some Dawn down in there and let it sit?

Did you plunge it?

Can you please elaborate? Just use plunger on each side of the sink?


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408576 04/20/20 10:41 AM
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Cover one side and plunge otherside, this will clear to the trap. Down stream use a liquid drain cleaner,or a snake. Snake is better longterm! There should be a cleanout on the line. If not you will have to go through plug at bottom of trap.

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Originally Posted by wog
Cover one side and plunge otherside, this will clear to the trap. Down stream use a liquid drain cleaner,or a snake. Snake is better longterm! There should be a cleanout on the line. If not you will have to go through plug at bottom of trap.



What he said. I feel your pain...


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408584 04/20/20 10:55 AM
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Try a plumbing bladder. Stick it in the pipe in the wall, now that you have the trap removed. This worked for me when my wife put potato peels down the disposal.

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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408587 04/20/20 10:57 AM
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Just went through this with a basement bathroom sink. Multiple rounds with chemicals, the last few were almost successful as the drain would seem to clear and then whatever was blocking it would shift, the drain would emit a sort of burp, and that was the end of that.

You're going to have to bite the bullet and snake it.


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408593 04/20/20 11:03 AM
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Look outside at the wall opposite of your sink and there should be a wall clean out. Go to any hardware store and buy a BLOW BAG. You can run it down the wall clean out. If there's not a clean out there, there is a vent stack protruding from the roof. Run your BLOW BAG down that pipe. This should unclog your drain pipe.
If that don't work, call a plumber.
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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: maverickfhs] #5408595 04/20/20 11:08 AM
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Agree. Snake time. Curious, are other plumbing fixtures in the house mis-behaving or is it just the kitchen? Could be cooking grease dumped down the drain over a long period of time.

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Originally Posted by Aredeeem
Agree. Snake time. Curious, are other plumbing fixtures in the house mis-behaving or is it just the kitchen? Could be cooking grease dumped down the drain over a long period of time.


It's just the kitchen drain, everything else is functional and working - knocking on wood!


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: wog] #5408601 04/20/20 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by wog
Cover one side and plunge otherside, this will clear to the trap. Down stream use a liquid drain cleaner,or a snake. Snake is better longterm! There should be a cleanout on the line. If not you will have to go through plug at bottom of trap.

I have already cleaned out the pipe until the trap after removing it.


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I think a plumber would use sulfuric acid. Works like a charm. A one time use will not cause septic problems.


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Re: Clogged Kitchen Drain [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5408610 04/20/20 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Look outside at the wall opposite of your sink and there should be a wall clean out. Go to any hardware store and buy a BLOW BAG. You can run it down the wall clean out. If there's not a clean out there, there is a vent stack protruding from the roof. Run your BLOW BAG down that pipe. This should unclog your drain pipe.
If that don't work, call a plumber.
https://www.acbyj.com/blog/unclog-drain-with-blow-bag



Are you talking about the highlighted area/lug right next to the pipe going inside the wall?

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