How to disconnect sink?


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Old 08-03-19, 09:53 AM
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How to disconnect sink?

Hi, I have a slow draining sink. I'm trying to disconnect the 'gooseneck' to clean out the pipe like is shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7kE8JN7t4c but I don't seem to have those same connectors to disconnect it? Any help on how I can clean out the pipe is appreciated.

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Old 08-03-19, 10:06 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Yes..... you do need help.

I added a red arrow to the only part that is removable.
You do not have a removable trap as everything there has been glued in. You would need to cut out what is there and replace it. It looks like the plastic drain is threaded on to a steel pipe coming out of the wall at the blue arrow.
 
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Thanks for quick reply. Any other ways to fix a slow draining sink? If not, do you know of a guide on how to cut out/replace? They must have skipped that in school amongst the algebra and physics...
 
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Old 08-03-19, 10:12 AM
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You need to determine what is at the blue arrow and is coming out of the wall.
You will have to replace all back to that point.
 
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Most often a slow draining sink is caused by a partial clog in the trap. Most traps are easily removed but your's is glued in place so the job won't be so easy. Best would be to redo all the trap plumbing under your sink with something easily taken apart for cleaning. If you don't go to that extent you can clean it in place from the sink end. You can use a big zip tie, a sawtooth trap cleaning tool or anything long and sorta stiff and work it back and forth, side to side in the trap to break up the clog then hook the sink back up and turn lots of water to flush out the chunks you broke free.
 
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Old 08-03-19, 02:56 PM
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If the OP confirms metal pipe coming out of the wall..... my bet is on a clog at the stack in the wall.
 
 

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