Kitcxhen Sink Drain Problem

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Old 01-02-03, 10:46 AM
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Angry Kitcxhen Sink Drain Problem

Hi, perhaps someone could help me with an unusual plumbing problem.
Using the kitchen sink in a normal manner, that is washing dishes,
when I pull the plug to drain the sink the water runs out of the sink in a
normal manner,with hardly any problem,until it empties out, the water in
the pipe goes down an inch or two and then rises to the level of the sink
drain hole and stays there. At times it may go down after a few hours.
This happens every time I use the sink.
Have tried plunger and liquid unclogger with no results.
All other drains seem to be working.
This really baffles me, I would like to fix the problem my self before I
call a plumber.
Thanks for any and all help here.
Mike
 
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Old 01-02-03, 11:12 AM
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You have a partial clog in the drain.
Probably buildup of grease, food particles, etc.
First, try to clear it with a good enzyme-based drain cleaner like DrainCare (NOT caustic cleaner like Drano). It won't harm your sink or pipes and will dissolve the grease and all other organic matter. May need to do it more than once. Just follow the directions on the jug.
If that doesn't do it:
Put a bucket or pan under the trap and remove it to check for clogging.
If the trap is clear, you will need to get a flexible pumber's snake and snake the drain pipe down in the wall.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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Old 01-03-03, 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by OldGuy
You have a partial clog in the drain.
Probably buildup of grease, food particles, etc.
First, try to clear it with a good enzyme-based drain cleaner like DrainCare (NOT caustic cleaner like Drano). It won't harm your sink or pipes and will dissolve the grease and all other organic matter. May need to do it more than once. Just follow the directions on the jug.
If that doesn't do it:
Put a bucket or pan under the trap and remove it to check for clogging.
If the trap is clear, you will need to get a flexible pumber's snake and snake the drain pipe down in the wall.
Good Luck!
Mike
Thank you Mike for the speedy reply.
With all due respect I tried all the above.
Possibly my snake was not long enough.
will look for drain care.
more than likely I will have to resort to experienced help, such as a plumber.
I getting too old for this kind of work.
Again, appreciate the help, if you come up with any thing else please e-mail me.
Mike L.
 
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