You should SEE my kitchen!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by debilorrah, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] the kitchen sink is clogged and no amount of liquid plumber did anything! they are both full of water and my fiance and son and step son plunged the daylights out if for about an hour this morning. AND we had guests over for dinner tonight. There are dishes piled all over the place and a pan full of utensils. I washed the glasses in the bathroom this morning, but..... [​IMG]

    We already called the landlord but it IS Sunday.....
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Time to get a snake.
     
  3. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    yeah?
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:You can't snake a garbage disposal unit, silly. there is a trap and all kinds of other pipes going to the other sink and the dishwasher.....
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep... a auger...

    Home Depot or Lowes have stuff like that made especially for such events. They may have "augerless" augers too. The ones that vibrate the heck out of the sink/pipe, then plunge and reapeat till clear.

    Edit: Just bypass the garbage disposer and don't turn it on with the snake in there! We've had to do that to our kitchen sink. If all else fails though, go under the sink and pop out the u pipes. Often it's a clog of buildup and junk in that trap.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Since we rent I will let my dear landlord take care of that!
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    ...and then make him do your dishes.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It's a her......
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Since we rent I will let my dear landlord take care of that!

    Why, I imagine she'll be overjoyed when you tell her.
     
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  10. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'm a Plumbing Specialist at Lowe's. Here's what to try on your own.
    Assuming you have a two compartment sink, fill the side with the disposal with hot water, hold down the stopper on in the other compartment and turn on the disposal. If this didn't clear the clog or caused a leak, we go on.

    The trap is the U shaped thing at the lowest point under the sink. You can often remove it by hand. We hope it's made of PVC because 20 to 30 year old metal may crumble if you remove it with a pair of channel-locks or pipe wrench. Go ahead, this is easy to replace. If clearing the P-trap and re-installing it doesn't work, - go on.

    Remove the trap again if you want to use and auger. It's even better if you can remove the pipe going to the wall so you have a straight shot for the auger. As you run the snake, rotate it and go back and forth, then feed more in until you feel you have reached the clog. Pull it out slowly. Once you get out whatever clogged the drain, have a family meeting about what teh garbage disposal cannot take.

    Check the website for lowes.com for other ideas.
     

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