02:10PM | 09/05/13
kitchen sink is clogged, not in trap, drain cleaners don't work, took trap off to use auger, how?


06:03PM | 09/07/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Terrible advice

The trap should be removed and then the auger (snake) be send down the drain.

The problem with snaking through a strainer is suppose you get a glob of hair or a piece of cloth down stream how are you going to pull it though a 1/4" opening?

They be out there giving really bad advice



09:39PM | 09/13/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Wow they be out there and they vote And get on the internet and give inept advice and have no working knowledge in the field

Even an idiot would know a snake should not be used is one suspects grease in a line

It takes a real genius (NOT) to realize a snake is like a rod and anyone who ever had a can of grease knows placing a rod in the grease one the rod is pulled out the hole will close up

Much like the idiots who use a cable (snake) to clear a line blocked with soil or sand.

Take a pail of sand and place a screw drive or rod in it then take the screw driver or rod out and notice how the sand fills the void... Now place a garden hose in the same bucket and notice how the sand dissipates.. This is the theory of water jetting Vs rodding

Before taking any advice ask yourself what actual qualifications does the advice giver have?



07:15PM | 10/01/13
Believe it or not a Jetter can be throttled down to 1 GPM and pressures as low as 1,200 PSI and a decent Wet Dry will suck up more then enough water the jetter is putting out

Tieger plumbing wrote several articles in drain cleaning publications and if you had read his profile possibly you would see what he is stating is fact. Like most of the advice givers on here I am not a plumber but have seen my share of drain guys jetting out small lines and lines over 30" in diameter


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