Help! Clogged sink =(

My bathroom sink is clogged! Some brainy person decided to wash paper pellets down the sink and well, uhh, it's uber clogged. Two bottles of Draino have not made a difference. Any help? I would really like to be able to wash my hands after using the toilet....

  • Just kidding, there's 2 more bathrooms to use

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Kiteman9 years ago
Draino?? You lazy boy!

Draino won't shift paper, anyway. The only way to shift paper is to unclog the sink the proper way:

Get a bucket, and get under the sink. Under the sink is either a U bend or a bottle trap - unscrew them (with the bucket underneath!) and empty them out. You unscrew two plastic nuts for the U bend, but just the bottom half of the bottle trap. You may need to prod clogged stuff out.

If it's a bottle trap, look down the plug-hole to check whether the central tube is blocked. If it is, poke a skewer or knitting needle down, or splash some water down it to shift the clog.

Be careful - since you have poured unnecessary, caustic chemicals down the drain, you need to wear gloves, and maybe goggles. That stuff is bad for your skin and eyes, and not much better news down the drain.

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KentsOkay (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Oh yah, gave yee a +, unfortunately I also voted for the LED Blaster *cringes* Sorry!
Were we only supposed to vote for 1? I voted for like 15 of them...
Reaches through monitor to throttle gormless child...

It's based on views and ratings - if you vote for lots, they don't get so much of an advantage.
KentsOkay (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Reaches through monitor to throttle gormless child...

That is hilarious, and I don't even (yet) know what gormless means...
If it makes you feel any better, yours was on of them i rated +. But you did trick me into looking at yours more than any of the others... It's just so hard to choose one. I learned a new word today though...
LOL. Thank you.
KentsOkay (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Ugh! I've gotta U bend, guess I must go unscrew it...

Oh yah, never buy Draino, it plain old sucks (<--'cept for flame throwers), I'm planning to sue the company, the packaging specifically states it will unclog all clogs. Then again how is an acid going to destroy a non reactive clog...
try even stronger acid, or some high pressure (like plasma blasts)
Or a firehose!
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