Plumbing

Mar. 7th, 2010 05:37 pm
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The kitchen sink plugged up today.

Not unexpected, or difficult to fix. However, it's pointed out a problem in my home plumbing that may need to be remedied.

I tried plungering the clog, but that didn't work, so when I ran out for groceries, I got some liquid plumber and a drain snake to try to clear it.

After the snake ran the full 20' into the drain, and the clog didn't break, I figured something weird was up, since the dishwasher drains correctly, and it enters the drain snake right at basement ceiling height, about 2' below where the sink drain enters.

I pulled the snake out and ran it in again, this time spinning it with the drill instead of by hand, to see if the extra motion would help. All the way in, still clogged. On a hunch, I went outside and looked at the roof, and the snake is coming out of the vent. I pulled the snake and poured in an entire bottle of Liquid Plumr max gel, and am waiting to see if it does anything.
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