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How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain | This Old House

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

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

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

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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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New Solutions to Unclog Sinks | Ask This Old House

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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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

When you have a really bad sink clog, sometimes using a plunger or
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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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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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Extreme sink unblocking | Blocked sink

Sinks and basins can easily get blocked or clogged, in this vide we have a basin that takes approximately 20 minutes to drain because the waste from the basin is so badly clogged. Several methods are attempted to clear the blockage but only one real method really works. Firstly the Rothenberger Ropump is used, but this is incredibly difficult to use as you need three hands to be able to use it on this basin as the tap is directly over the plug hole. Then boiling hot water is used, which did nothing. A chemical drain un-blocker called Instant power, heavy duty drain opener. This did work and helped the water drain but it did not open the drain fully. Lastly power plumber was used and this easily unblocked the drain with one application.
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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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Clearing a Bathroom Sink Drain

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How to Diagnose Plumbing Drain Problems | Ask This Old House

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 Drain and Vent a Bathroom Sink | Ask This Old House

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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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 Replace a PVC Sink Trap | This Old House

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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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 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.

Howto Unclog Your Home's Drain Vent

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All of the drains in my house have been flowing slowly since I bought the place 5 years ago, it recently became worse. This is more evident when a lot of water is dumped, such as when flushing more than one toilet at once, taking a shower or running the washing machine. The toilets would gurgle and the bathtub would often backwash from the drain and fill the tub with sopay water from the washer.

This was frustrating, but it turns out the rooftop drain vent was clogged. Maybe a squirrel went down in there, or the excessive pine needles that always fall on my roof fell into there clogging up the vent.

A simple garden hose filling water from the rooftop vent was enough to push the clog through and allow the drains to perform normally again! This won't necessarily work for everyone, but give it a try and be careful!

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