Any suggestions on unclogging a bathroom sink drain?

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Old 09-28-14, 09:11 AM
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Any suggestions on unclogging a bathroom sink drain?

I have tried plunging, running a hand operated snake and a drain bladder blaster but nothing helps. All the other drains in the bathroom work. Could it be possible that the snake might be going up the vent instead of the drain? Any tips I could try thanks.
 
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Old 09-28-14, 10:01 AM
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You can't plunge or blast a bathroom sink since it has an overflow feature built in. Have you dismantled the ptrap? Try running your snake from the wall inlet.
 
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That is where I tried the snake directly at the wall. The drain takes a 90 degree turn right inside the wall and that is why I thought possibly that the snake might be making it's way up the vent instead of the drain. I ran 25 feet in and the room is only 7 feet long. It's a vessel sink so there isn't an overflow.
 
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Old 09-28-14, 11:45 AM
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Generally a snake will take the turn of the fittings it encounters, and at the vent it should take a downward turn forcing it down to the main lines. Are you withdrawing any crud with the snake? Is it over a crawl or basement so you can get to a main cleanout??
 
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Have you dismantled the ptrap?
Please answer Larry's question. I think the trap may be where the problem is.
 
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Old 09-28-14, 05:55 PM
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Hi I have seen plugged up sinks where the problem was hair at the pop up, and as you know that is above the trap. You might want to check that.
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