Bathroom sink drain

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Old 09-23-08, 08:30 AM
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Bathroom sink drain

I have a bath room sink that is part of a double vanity, so there 2 sinks side by side and one if is constantly clogging. I have to unclogg it about every 3 weeks by removing the trap and cleaning it and even the pipe going in to the wall. The stuff that comes out is almost alges like and aome of looks kind of like slugs or leaches. Is it possible that I have some thing growing in these pipes or the bottom of the sink? Any idea how to fix this problem?
 
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Old 09-23-08, 10:29 AM
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I have not had the pleasure of this type of situation but, I have a few questions that may help narrow things down.
  1. Have you tried using any type of drain claeners yet?
  2. Is one sink used more than the other?
  3. Is one used by a man and the other used by a woman?
  4. Does anybody have long hair?
  5. Do any of the faucets drip?
  6. Do you use different and/or organic toothpaste and/or soaps?
Try to answer these and maybe we can help out better. Maybe you will find the answer this way
 
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Old 09-23-08, 11:01 AM
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1. yes, I have tried drain cleaners, even bleach, thought about poor weed killer down there
2. the sinks are used about the same
3. this sink is used by a woman and the other is a man
4. she has the hair but she been brushing it in another room to try to avoid cloggs
5. no drips
6. normal soap, nothing different or organic

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Sounds like lack of proper venting on that specific drain and it's causing a resistance in the piping.


3 week intervals sounds more than just mis-use or normal activity of the drain.



A good, thorough mechanical drain cleaning would be the best advice, involving a snake to clear the obstruction.


Jetting it with a nozzle would help as well.
 
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Old 09-23-08, 12:37 PM
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Another thing I was thinking about was a back-pitched horizontal drain line?
 
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