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How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain

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Plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey unclogs a stubborn sink drain. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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How to Clear a Clogged Bathtub Drain:

How to Repair a Clogged Kitchen Sink Hose:

How to Clear a Clogged Plumbing Vent:

Shopping List for How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain:
- Full-size brass T-fitting with no baffle, used to replace old plastic T-fitting
- Pan, used to catch water drained from the trap[BR][BR]
- Paper towels, for lining the sink cabinet floor to detect leaks

Tools for How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain:
- Pliers, used to loosen and tighten plumbing connections

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How to Snake a Clogged Drain

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to clear a stopped bathtub or shower drain.

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Cost: $15

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools List for Snaking a Drain:
Drum Auger

Steps:
1. Richard recommends avoiding drain cleaning chemicals when possible.
2. He instead suggests using a drum auger, also called a snake, for clearing a stoppage.
3. For a shower, remove the strainer and run the snake down the drain until the stoppage clears.
4. In a bathtub, remove the overflow and run the snake through that opening.

Resources:
Drum augers can be found at a home center or plumbing supply store.

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How to Clear a Clogged Bathtub Drain

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to fix a slow draining tub. (See below for tools.)

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How to Repair a Clogged Kitchen Sink Hose:

How to Repair a Clogged Plumbing Vent:

How to Fix a Bathtub Drain Stopper:

Tools For Clearing a Clogged Bathtub Drain:
- screwdriver [
- pliers [
- drain snake [ used to clear the clog
- adjustable wrench [

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How to Clear a Clogged Plumbing Vent - This Old House

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey employs his detective skills to find and clear a stubborn clog. (See below for tools.)

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How to Quiet a Noisy PVC Plumbing Vent:

How to Vent a Bath Fan Through a Roof:

Tools for Clearing a Clogged Plumbing Vent
- inspection camera; can be rented for $75 to $100 a day
- electrician's probe
- garden hose

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New Solutions to Unclog Sinks

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses some innovations that can make clearing a clogged sink easier

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Tools List for Unclogging Sinks:
Plunger
Drain snake

Shopping List:
Rags
Magnetic pop up drain assembly

Steps:
1. There are a couple different ways to unclog a sink and to prevent clogged sinks in the first place.
2. The first method Richard explains includes using a plunger at the base of the sink. Be careful when using this method to block the overflow opening at the front of the sink with a rag or something. Otherwise, you’ll get covered in clogged sink water when the force of the plunger pushes everything up through the overflow.
3. Another method includes using a drain snake. Push the drain snake down the snake as far as possible, then spin it around to catch whatever is clogging the sink. Pull the snake out and dispose of the clog. The most effective snakes will require removing the pop up drain assembly, which can be a hassle, so they also make snakes that can fit underneath the pop up.
4. Another solution to the pop up drain issue is to install a magnetic pop up drain assembly. This makes it significantly easier to remove the pop up in case of a clog, but it also eliminates the pop up lever that causes many clogs in the first place.
5. If the clog is happening further down the drain, they’ve also created a new type of P-trap with a cleanout on the end to make clearing the clog easier, and then you don’t have to touch the pop up assembly.

Resources:
Richard demonstrated a variety of pop ups and drain clearing devices that can all be found at home centers and plumbing supply houses.

The magnetic pop up drain is called the ClogFree No Clog Pop-Up Drain Kit, which is manufactured by PF Waterworks (

The P-trap with the clean out is the Go Green Drain system, which can be found through IdeaBuyer (

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This Old House releases new segments every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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How to unclog a kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar !!

How to unclog a kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar! In this DIY tutorial, I will show you an easy step-by-step procedure to properly unclog any kitchen sink’s drain using white vinegar and baking soda, two household items that you probably already have at home and that are safe for the environment.

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The baking soda and white vinegar mixture will create a nice foaming action that will help your drain get rid of grease, old soap residue and other deposits, leaving your drain nice and clean!

My plumber suggested that I perform this routine as part of a regular maintenance at least once a year. No need to hire a an expensive plumber to perform this task. Thanks to my tips and tricks, you can do this on your own and FOR FREE! This video will also help you unclog and drain or pipe such as your drains in any sinks in your house including your kitchen and bathroom.

Here’s how to unclog your kitchen sink in 5 easy steps:
1) Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.
2) Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
3) Pour 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain and let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
4) Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.
5) Run hot tap water for 5 minutes to make sure any remaining gunk is cleared out.

That’s it! It’s that simple!

Disclaimer: try these methods with caution and at your own risk. It works for most people, but depending on how bad your clogged drain is, there is no guarantee that it will work. Always seek professional help or advice from a plumber if you're unsure of what is clogging your drain.

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Clearing a Bathroom Sink Drain

Here is the way to clear most common bathroom sink drains.

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Easy to Fix a Clogged Sink - No Tools Needed

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It's easy to fix a sink that is clogged and won't drain or drains too slowly. Here's how.

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How to Fix a Slow Draining or Clogged Sink - ProMaster Home Repair

All of us can relate to that frustrating experience of a slow draining or clogged sink. In this article and video, Don Kennedy of ProMaster will show you how to fix a clogged or slow draining sink.

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ProMaster is a home repair company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ProMaster takes pride in being on-time and family-friendly. All of our employees are background checked and drug tested to ensure that you and your family are safe and comfortable with the craftsman completing your project. ProMaster is also the only company in the area that gives you a specific time for your appointment, not a two hour window like Time Warner.
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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

When you have a really bad sink clog, sometimes using a plunger or
plumbers snake just wont get through the clog. In these situations you
may need to start opening up pipes. In most cases the problem is near
the P-trap which is directly under the sink. This video will show you
how it's done.

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain -- by Home Repair Tutor

If you want to learn how to unclog a kitchen sink this video will help.

I guarantee you can do this yourself and likely save $75-$95.

The first step is to check the P-Trap for clogs. This likely is the culprit. Grab a 5 gallon bucket and place it under the P-Trap. It's a good idea to place towels under the bucket.

Slowly turn the P-Trap slip nuts counterclockwise. Be careful, water might rush out from the P-Trap. I recommend using a 5 gallon bucket to catch all the water that's up in the kitchen sink.

In this video you'll see the clog was just in the drain, I didn't even have to do anything to remove the debris.

But what if your clog isn't in the P-Trap or drain? It's likely in the wall pipe and you need to remove it mechanically via a hand auger.

Ridgid's Power Spin is a great hand auger that costs only $40. You can use it by hand or via a power drill. If you unclog your kitchen sink just once it justifies the purchase of the Power Spin.

You can also use this tool for clogs in your bathroom sink, tub, or shower.

Press down on the Power Spin trigger and feed the auger into the wall pipe. Spin the Power Spin until you clear the clog and reverse your procedure to pull it up out of the pipe.

Watch the video for all the details including how to put your pipes together without getting any leaks



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Couldn’t Unclog Your Slow or Clogged Drain Yourself? Watch This!

I tried every possible method to clear a slow draining sewer clog. This included the Main Line Sewer Cleaner, 50’ft Sewer Snake Auger, Sewer Jetter with a Pressure Washer, then finally called a plumber. You won’t believe what he pulled out! It looks like a gigantic sewer rat! Seriously, that’s exactly what I thought as you will see in the video. What it really was is Tree Roots!

I can’t believe it, my main sewer line is less than 10 years old because the previous homeowner did a septic tank to city sewer conversion. Watch the video and for more details, go to my blog and look for the How-to Unclog Your Main Sewer Pipe blog post.

On the post I’ll include a cost run down of each product I used, also information on how-to save $300 to $400 on a same day plumber visit. I did it, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. Don’t forget to subscribe and click like to let me know that you like videos like this.

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How to Fix Clogged Kitchen Sink That Won't Drain

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How to fix a plugged kitchen sink that won't drain. If your sink is backed up, clogged, and won't drain, this video will show you how to fix it!

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How to Diagnose Plumbing Drain Problems

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Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tracks down the source of a clogged drain using some high tech equipment.

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Time: 1-2 hours

Cost: $10,000 in tools

Skill Level: Advanced

Tools List:
Gloves [
Drain Camera [
Drain Locator Tool [

Steps:
1. Use a drain camera to look for possible obstructions in the main drain line of the house. Ensure the distance meter is reset before entering the drain to give an accurate measurement of where in the pipe a clog may be located.
2. Use a line locator to confirm the location of the camera under the floor.

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How to Replace a PVC Sink Trap

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to replace a leaky, glued-together kitchen-sink trap. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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How to Repair a Kitchen Sink Drain Trap:

How to Replace a Kitchen Sink:

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Shopping List for How to Replace a PVC Sink Trap:
- foil pan, used to catch water drained from trap
- assorted 1 1/2-inch-diameter PVC pipe and fittings, for assembling a new sink trap
- PVC primer and cement, for gluing together PVC pipes and fittings
- paper towels, used to indicate leak

Tools for How to Replace a PVC Sink Trap:
- pliers, for removing threaded plug from bottom of existing sink trap
- reciprocating saw, used to cut out existing sink trap
- drill and special PVC cutterhead, for cutting out section of PVC pipe from inside of existing drainpipe

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How to Diagnose a Gurgling Sink

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Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to ventilate a sink.

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Cost: $20 and Up

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools List for Diagnosing a Gurgling Sink:
Pipe wrench

Shopping List:
PVC pipes

Steps:
1. If a sink is gurgling after the toilet flushes, there’s probably a good chance the drain is not ventilated properly.
2. Replace whatever pipe fitting is at the drain past the P trap with a T fitting. Run pipe from the bottom of the T to the main drain line and then run pipe from the top of the T to the vent system of the house. This may require running a pipe to the roof if there isn’t a vent system.
3. In some areas, code may permit a retrofitted mechanical vent that can be placed on a pipe on top of the T instead of running it to the roof or vent system.

Resources:
Richard demonstrated a PVC P-trap with a mechanical vent that can be used where conventional venting is not an option. These and the materials required to install them can be found at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

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How to Drain and Vent a Bathroom Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps add ventilation to a bathroom sink that is unvented.

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Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools:
Water Pump Pliers
Basin Wrench
Adjustable Wrench

Shopping List:
New Faucet
Plumber’s Putty
Flexible supply tubing
PVC drain piping
Air emittance valve
PVC primer
PVC glue

Steps:
1. An unvented bathroom sink may have a full S-trap, which may siphon and expose the home to sewer gas.
2. Before doing any plumbing work, turn off the water at the main water supply or at local service valves.
3. Remove the old drain piping.
4. If replacing the faucet, remove that as well.
5. Use plumber’s putty to make a watertight seal on the faucet base plate.
6. Install the faucet per the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Add flexible supply tubing between the faucet and the shut off valves.
8. Dryfit the PVC drain piping. A P-trap should be used. If venting through the roof is not an option, an air emittance valve can be added at the highest possible place in the cabinet below the sink.
9. Use plumber’s putty on the drain connections to the sink.
10. Prime and glue all PVC pieces for the remainder of the drain.

Resources:
Richard installed the Vega Single Control Centerset Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel, which is manufactured by Pfister Faucets ( ).

All other parts for this project, including PVC drain piping and an air admittance valve can be purchased from a home center or plumbing supply store.

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This Old House releases new segments every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
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How to Repair a Kitchen Sink Drain Trap - This Old House

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey re-plumbs a poorly draining sink. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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How to Replace a Kitchen Sink:

How to Replace an Old Faucet:

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Shopping List for How to Repair a Kitchen Sink Drain Trap:
- PVC pipe and assorted fittings
- PVC primer and cement
- stainless-steel hose clamps

Tools for How to Repair a Kitchen Sink Drain Trap:
- PVC tubing cutter
- screwdriver

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