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I have a mobile home single wide older 1978 snaked auger type 25 feet kitchen sink drain still clogged , can I disconnect the pip under home near toilet and then try to force water through it?

I have a mobile home single wide older 1978 snaked with an auger type crank 25 feet from kitchen sink drain some black crud came out but still clogged , can I disconnect the pip under home near toilet and then try to force water through it?

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If a pvc safe chemical doesnt work the u can hook up an air compressor to a dran and attempt to blow it out. Dont set pressue to high though

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SOURCE: clogged sinks and toilets

Never use Draino on a toilet. All pipe cleaning liquids are not really a solution, just a temporary fix.

Since you said that the slow draining is associated with both the toilets and the sinks then I am almost certain that you have a venting issue.

Imagine a drinking straw.....now if you hold your thumb on the end of the straw and bring it up abouve the water level water remains in the straw. This is because air can't get in to replace the water. When your finger is removed then the water flows freely.

As with the straw, your plumbing must also breath. I would bet that one or more vents that are on your roof have become clogged with debrise. Squirrels love to throw nuts and stuff down there to build their nests upon.

Climb up there (safety is a priority) and try running a snake (~$10 at lowes) and see if you hit any obstruction. If so, use the snake to dislodge it.

If you would like, pour water down the vents either by hose or bucket and see if the water backs up. If it does then you have a clog. You can also use the water to try to clear the clog.

Thanks.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My kitchen sink refuses to drain at all.

You'll need a pro with a large cable snake and maybe a cutter head...

I hope it's not due to a garbage disposal. I try to warn people away from those things.

Posted on Mar 09, 2014

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