Frozen kitchen drain

Old 02-07-07, 10:40 AM
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Question Frozen kitchen drain

I have a frozen drain line under the kitchen sink. I took apart the lines leading to the main drain going thru the exterior wall. Put a heater under the sink cabitat and left it on for a day (still frozen) went into the basement, seen where that line connects to the main drai, but can't get a snake in there. Any one know how to thaw out this 2 ft. section that frozen, so i can use the dishwasher again. I put the juice from frozen soda cans down the sink, thats what started this trouble. Wasn't thinking it going thru and exterior wall, when it's -9 below 0
Man that cold.
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Old 02-07-07, 12:25 PM
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The only water that should be in a drain line is in the trap. If the trap is frozen, run the hot water until it thaws. If there is an ice blockage in the drain lines other than the trap, they aren't installed correctly. Either way, hot water should fix the freexe up.

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