Bottle Cap in Bathroom Sink Drain


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Old 01-20-06, 03:55 PM
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Bottle Cap in Bathroom Sink Drain

My grand daughter dropped a black plastic shampoo bottle cap down the bathroom sink drain. It's down about 3 or 4 inches.Of course, it is jammed, no water drains or drains very vey slowly and I've tried to soften/melt it with drain cleaner and dislodge it using a long screwdriver and hitting the screwdriver with a hammer. Of course, it's in there tight as a drum. An awl won't punch a hole in it so I can try pulling it out.

What's my next move? Do I have to replace the drainpipe? It's metal connected to PVC. Frustrated beyond belief!
 
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Have you got a Shop Vac?
 
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Old 01-20-06, 05:15 PM
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My grand daughter dropped a black plastic shampoo bottle cap down the bathroom sink drain. It's down about 3 or 4 inches.Of course, it is jammed
Disassemble the drain line and poke out the cap the direction it went in.
The entire operation including clean up should be less than 10 minutes.

Did the sink have a pop-up drain? If so, the cap is hung up on the lever.
It can be unthreaded from behind and the cap will drop out if you remove the trap first.


But watch out for that drain cleaner that will still be present in the line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do I have to replace the drainpipe? It's metal connected to PVC.
Tail pieces are cheap $1 or $2 if you can use a pvc one.
If you need a threaded chrome tube, it will be maybe a few bucks more.
 

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