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jt092504

06:52PM | 05/25/08
Member Since: 05/24/08
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have a double sink with disposal that is clogged. When drainig either side the water fills up in the opposite sink. Have tried drano and drain acid and it's still clogged. What are my options other than calling a plumber..lol.. thanks for your help

LarryG

10:21AM | 05/26/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
plunger? hand held snake? or first try blocking off the no disposal side and filling the disposal side with water then turn on the disposal while you hold the stopper down firmly.sometimes the force of the disposal will blow out the clog.

but now you need to be extremly careful because you put acid in there.never,never use chemicals to clear a drain.notlol.

jt092504

01:19PM | 05/29/08
Member Since: 05/24/08
4 lifetime posts
The drain acid was recommended by the customer service person at the hardware store. Will you please tell me why you don't use chemicals to unclog drains? Thanks

LarryG

04:33PM | 05/29/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
because if it doesn't work then you run the risk of it splashing in your face if you have to end up snaking the drain of have to take the trap off.

jt092504

04:34PM | 05/30/08
Member Since: 05/24/08
4 lifetime posts
Okay, I never knew that. I am having the drain snaked again tomorrow, so I will be sure to let t he person know that acid has been used.. Thanks so mich.

Sylvan

04:38PM | 05/30/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Normally once I know any type of chemicals were used prior to me snaking a line there is a $75 EXTRA fee attached as one of my employees once lost an eye as the home owner did not tell him they used a drain cleaner He ended up suing them and winning a small fortune BUT he did lose an the eye

If the stock person at the home center had an ounce of brains they would be working for a plumbing contractor making a heck of a lot more then someone who stock shelves don't you think?

Why work for $10 per hr when a good mechanic can make $45

jt092504

03:55PM | 05/31/08
Member Since: 05/24/08
4 lifetime posts
I'm not fully understanding the charge for trying to clear my drain before calling someone but I would never allow a person to do any work on anything without telling them what i did first. It sucks that the homeowner was unwilling to tell what they tried first.. i did have it snaked out today and it works.. yeah no more washing dishes in the tub..

Thanks

LarryG

07:31AM | 06/01/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
that's the only way they can stay in business.

i'm the only one who works for peanuts these days. now i'm laughing out loud.

glad you got that drain straightened out.

Sylvan

09:49AM | 06/01/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Larry, many contractors for some strange reason do not charge the right prices for their skill and training, over head and profit margin

LarryG

02:52PM | 06/01/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
a lot of people just don't understand that.
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