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Old 09-09-2019, 10:21 AM   #21
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What about one of the gel based drain unclogging products? They've worked really well for me in the past as the gel seems to grab on and dissolve what the issue is.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:01 AM   #22
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I had this problem awhile ago, none of the uncloggers, vinegar, etc worked. I tried snaking it out but there was a section of the pipe that came to a T and the snake would only go up, the clog was down. Under that T there was an inspection hole where the drain pipe leads to the main line. Pulled out the inspection plug, rammed a garden hose down to get out the big clog, turned on hot water to the hose (from the washer hookup) and then sprayed the whole thing out while pulling the hose back up out of the hole. There was some nasty stuff in that pipe.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:25 AM   #23
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So the drain seems to be draining quicker after two rounds of dish soap. That said when plunging I’ve managed to blow through the seal where PVC meets cast iron.

I have a male pvc end screwing into a female t junction that is cast iron.

This junction is new to me. When I go to fix this would teflon tape on the pvc be enough to fix this issue?

Can I put Teflon on pvc?
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:41 AM   #24
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You needed to start that post with



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I never thought that I would be writing you, but I can't believe this happened to me. . . .
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:52 AM   #25
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Do what you gotta do, she said fix my sink
She said fix my sink, funk my funk, walk my walk, talk my talk
Do what I gotta do, you better fix that sink



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Old 09-09-2019, 11:56 AM   #26
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I had the same issue with my sink about a year ago...slow draining and an odd smell.

17$ for a manual snake from lowes and it was clean as a whistle.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:23 PM   #27
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I should clarify - it is ABS pipe.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:31 PM   #28
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If you don’t have the time nor energy to try things outside of filling your sink with soap and water to try and fix your issue, just call a plumber.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:36 PM   #29
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The snake cures a lot of problems with clogs.



Magnets are also handy, in the case of having half a dozen butter knives stuck down there..
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:12 PM   #30
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Available at Canadian Tire. One second plumber. Works like a charm for under $20.

I had issues with a slow and clogged drain in a basement shower for a few years. Tried this and haven’t had any issues since. Also worked great on a stubbornly clogged bathroom sink.

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Old 09-09-2019, 07:53 PM   #31
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That's basically a plunger on steriods, he already blew out an O ring with a regular plunger. I had the same problem, when I was plunging I opened up a small crack in the PVC pipe and had to replace that section.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:52 PM   #32
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vinegar and baking soda

And boiling water. This do the trick for me before.
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