04:55AM | 02/11/05
Member Since: 02/10/05
1 lifetime posts
I just recently purchased an old home. It was a fixer upper and I have done all of the remodeling myself. My question is, I have clogged bathroom sink drain and I wanted to know what would be the best way to unclog it?? I have tried Drano, Bladders, Snakes, electric snakes the last resort was to go in thru the exhaust on the roof and run a snake down it. What do I do?? I really do not want to start tearing up walls to unstop a drain. Of course that is if it is the last resort. Thanks

Harold J.


04:26AM | 02/12/05
Member Since: 01/31/05
8 lifetime posts
have you tried taking the trap off to see if the clog is there?

and while have the trap off,

run a small snake or wire down the pipe in the wall.


03:14PM | 02/13/05
Clearing a drain takes a lot more skill and proper equipment that many realize. I would have a drain cleaner try to open the line or give their comments before opening the wall.

If you have steel drain lines you will probably have to replace them. Lead lines will need to be replaced at some time but can usually be opened unless they have drum traps.

I have a younge couple now that just spent $17,000.00 painting, carpeting and cabinets but didn't fix the plumbing. The toilet and lavatory works but the washing machine, kitchen sink and tub won't drain and they're out of money. It will of course cost them a lot more to fix now.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon