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(@li2stxx)
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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.

 
Posted : June 18, 2017 12:53 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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Did you clean out the trap and other pipes in the sink cabinet? The usually come apart without any tools.

 
Posted : June 18, 2017 1:20 pm
(@li2stxx)
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yep, maybe it is a little better but we need a permanent solution to a weird pipe situation.

 
Posted : June 18, 2017 1:26 pm
(@SkysTheLimit)
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Sounds like roots in the line. Did Sewer Snake run a camera down?

 
Posted : June 18, 2017 5:28 pm
(@speee1dy)
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can you change the direction of the pipes so this does not happen again

 
Posted : June 19, 2017 4:55 pm
(@li2stxx)
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No, its not roots.
Speedy1dy, what do you mean by "change the direction of the pipes so this does not happen again" ?

 
Posted : June 20, 2017 9:50 pm
(@Treeman)
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can you change the direction of the pipes so this does not happen again

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

 
Posted : June 20, 2017 10:25 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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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.

 
Posted : June 21, 2017 1:34 am
(@li2stxx)
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Thanks for the input everyone. I bought a 50' power auger, problem solved !
Again, thanks for the input.

 
Posted : June 25, 2017 3:07 pm
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