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How to Fix a Clogged Sink

added by homeclick 8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
How to Fix a Clogged Sink. An effective and chemical-free way to clear a clogged drain.
  • Basin or bucket
  • Adjustable wrench or pliers
  • Protective gloves
  • Towel
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchen
  • New Jersey
  • Less than 30 Minutes
  • Novice

6 steps on 'How to Fix a Clogged Sink'


Empty the cabinet

Empty the cabinet

Remove anything you are storing underneath the sink.


Place bucket underneath the trap.

Place bucket underneath the trap.

Spread your towel on the floor of the cabinet in case of any water drips. Place the bucket or basin underneath the trap.


Loosen the coupling

Loosen the coupling

Loosen the coupling where it attaches to the downspout. If you have a metal pipe you will need to use your wrench to loosen the nut.


Disengage the pipe

Disengage the pipe

When the back nut is loosened the pipe can be easily disengaged.


Clear trap

Clear trap

Reach into the trap and clear out whatever is causing the clog.


Re-attach the pipe

Re-attach the pipe

After you are done screw the trap back into place. Make sure the nuts are nice and tight.

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Move-out-MatesMove out Mates commented - 5/8/2015 4:00:13 AM
If it's not completely clogged, you can also try to use the vinegar and baking soda method. Read about it here:
guestuserAl asked a question - 2/11/2014 12:19:40 PM
What about a tub drain without access below the tub?
guestuserBackedUp answered - 6/4/2014 3:19:59 PM
What about a toilet???

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