slow draining sink?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Lee Carkenord, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. I have a sloooow draining bathroom sink. In the past, I've been able
    to seal off the overflow and then apply a plunger, and that would fix
    it, at least for a while.

    This time, the plunger has no effect. I want to try one of the
    chemicals that you pour into the drain.

    I've looked at Drano and Liquid Plumber at the store. Which of those
    2 products might serve me best?

    Or maybe there is a better product, that's commonly available at Home
    Depot or Lowes or etc?

    Thank you Lee Carkenord
    Lee Carkenord, Oct 9, 2004
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  2. Lee Carkenord

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Lee Carkenord wrote:
    > I have a sloooow draining bathroom sink. In the past, I've been able
    > to seal off the overflow and then apply a plunger, and that would fix
    > it, at least for a while.
    >
    > This time, the plunger has no effect. I want to try one of the
    > chemicals that you pour into the drain.
    >
    > I've looked at Drano and Liquid Plumber at the store. Which of those
    > 2 products might serve me best?
    >
    > Or maybe there is a better product, that's commonly available at Home
    > Depot or Lowes or etc?
    >
    > Thank you Lee Carkenord

    Hi,
    Disassemble stopper and P trap. Look at that dirty gunk
    build up!
    Tony
    Tony Hwang, Oct 9, 2004
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  3. "Lee Carkenord" <> wrote in message
    >
    > Or maybe there is a better product, that's commonly available at Home
    > Depot or Lowes or etc?
    >
    > Thank you Lee Carkenord


    A snake. Chemicals (corrosives) may help, may even clear it, but a snake
    removes the clog. You may want to open the trap and check it out to see if
    the clog is just a big hairball that you can pull out. I've take short cut,
    but nothing works better than a mechanical cleaning in the long run.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Oct 9, 2004
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  4. "Edwin Pawlowski" <> wrote in
    news:xhU9d.12378$:

    >
    > "Lee Carkenord" <> wrote in message
    >>
    >> Or maybe there is a better product, that's commonly available at Home
    >> Depot or Lowes or etc?
    >>
    >> Thank you Lee Carkenord

    >
    > A snake. Chemicals (corrosives) may help, may even clear it, but a
    > snake removes the clog. You may want to open the trap and check it
    > out to see if the clog is just a big hairball that you can pull out.
    > I've take short cut, but nothing works better than a mechanical
    > cleaning in the long run.
    >
    >
    >


    I have sturdy metal pipes, so I used pressurized air in a can. I bought it
    at the hardware store for about $8. Just a couple of short bursts and the
    drain was clear. A plunger didn't work and neither did a snake.
    http://www.powerplumber.com/faqs.asp

    BE SURE YOUR PIPES CAN WITHSTAND THE PRESSURE.
    RobertPatrick, Oct 9, 2004
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