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Plumber

li2stxx
June 18, 2017 09:53AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 28

Hi Anyone know of a good plumber, other than Sewer Snake for a really bad clog in a kitchen sink on St Croix. Sewer Snake is good but this is a reoccurring situation.

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Scubadoo
June 18, 2017 10:20AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,998

Did you clean out the trap and other pipes in the sink cabinet? The usually come apart without any tools.

Re: Plumber

li2stxx
June 18, 2017 10:26AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 28

yep, maybe it is a little better but we need a permanent solution to a weird pipe situation.

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SkysTheLimit
June 18, 2017 02:28PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,866

Sounds like roots in the line. Did Sewer Snake run a camera down?

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speee1dy
June 19, 2017 01:55PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,515

can you change the direction of the pipes so this does not happen again

Re: Plumber

li2stxx
June 20, 2017 06:50PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 28

No, its not roots.
Speedy1dy, what do you mean by "change the direction of the pipes so this does not happen again" ?

Re: Plumber

Treeman
June 20, 2017 07:25PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 101

Quote
speee1dy
can you change the direction of the pipes so this does not happen again

Is that like checking the back-flow respirator flange??

Re: Plumber

Scubadoo
June 20, 2017 10:34PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,998

Can't really propose a solution until you know what the problem is. Is it completely clogged or really slow to drain or just slow to drain? If it's a recurring problem then could be a combination of gunk buildup over the years and then something else completing the clog.
Like clogged arteries and a blood clot. Maybe need to run a snake through that cleans the inside walls of the pipes, not just clears the clog. I had a similar problem in only about 12 inches of almost horizontal run from the sink trap. Was not clogged, just slow to drain. Ran something like a large bottle brush strapped to the end of my snake in and out several times. Problem solved.

Re: Plumber

li2stxx
June 25, 2017 12:07PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 28

Thanks for the input everyone. I bought a 50' power auger, problem solved !
Again, thanks for the input.

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