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MY KITCHEN SINK HARDLY DRAINS , ESPECIALLY ON THE SIDE THAT HAS THE NON-WORKING DISPOSAL. I HAVE TRIED DRAIN CLEANER, AND ALSO VINEGR AND BAKING SODA, BUT CAN'T SEE IMPROVEMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE THE DISPOSAL. WELL,.. ACTUALLY I WOULD LIKE MY SON TO DO IT. HE IS REASONABLY HANDY. IS THIS FEASIBLE? HOW WOULD HE GO ABOUT IT, AND WHAT TOOLS WOULD HE NEED?

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Before you go ahead with removing things try concentrated acid which normally solves these types of problems. They are available in DIY stores or plumbing shops. Hope this helps.

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