Help Get Drain Opened from Potato Skins Clog

Old 11-26-00, 10:26 AM
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I need help in getting an in line clog of too many potato skins that were stuffed into the garbage disposal and have clogged up the line. The trap is empty and the disposer is empty, but somewhere in the straight line there must be a plug. I have used a snake and snaked it (the length should only be about 6 feet) I can not open the line. The rest of the lines in the house are fine..this is in the kitchen and the bathroom tub and sink are above it are ok. Any ideas? I've used the heavy duty draino too and nothing.
Old 11-26-00, 07:36 PM
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The garbage disposal dumps into a tee ABOVE the p-trap. Inside that tee there is a baffle. That is where th clog is. Disassemble the drain and clean it out. A snake and Draino are worthless in this case. Next time, mix other stuff with the potato skins, or just throw them in the garbage. (Better yet, compost them!)

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