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I have a mobile home single wide older 1978 I snaked with an auger type crank 25 feet from kitchen sink drain some black crud came out but still clogged can I disconnect the pipe under home near toilet and then try to force water through it?
Posted by Anonymous on
I had this issue about 6 years ago and the big(3 1/2") black ABS has probably colisped somewhere therefore all that water/sewer cannot go through. My was underground , so I had to hire a backhoe to dig up and install new black pipe. Years ago contractors used a cheaper black pipe and it did not stand up. If your black pipe is good, then it will be plugged at a P trap somewhere or it may be near the join close to the town/city connection...Where or what water/sewer is not going through...If your bathroom goes through, then It will be your kitchen drain...If its your kitchen, then the P trap is plugged under your sink.Replace it under 20 bucks..and make sure its 1 1/2" in diameter...they may sell you 1 1/4 BUT don't use it...
Posted on Jul 12, 2019
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.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
SOURCE: water backup from sewage line
you have to have an aerator pipe or sewer drainage things will siphon lock, you need to raise the height of the pipe, this should remedy your problem,also make sure theres a "P" trap on this stand pipe near the base
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
SOURCE: sink only drains when garbage
Sounds like a clog inside disposal.
Water should run freely through disposal.
Remove both nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose.
Put bucket under tubular drain from disposal.
Turn water on to see if water runs out of disposal.
You might need a de-greaser, drain cleaner or CLR
Check following link for tips on disposal replacement
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Posted on Jan 25, 2011
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