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Old 06-06-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Does anyone know of a inexpensive plumber to unclog a kitchen drain? Or how much can I expect to pay? Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Do you know what's clogging it? Could be an easy fix yourself...go buy a big box of baking soda and put about 1-2 cups in the drain and then slowly pour about 1-2 cups of vinegar. Keep pouring vinegar a little at a time until it quits bubbling. Rinse with hot water. Repeat if necessary. Costs about 5 bucks.

This works like a charm when I have to unclog the teenage daughter's shower.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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The vinegar and baking powder almost always works, but the time it didn't my friend tried this 1 time drain cleaning product that worked. You place the can firmly over the drain and then you press the button...it shoots pressurized "stuff" into your drain..and that will clear it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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The vinegar and baking powder almost always works, but the time it didn't my friend tried this 1 time drain cleaning product that worked. You place the can firmly over the drain and then you press the button...it shoots pressurized "stuff" into your drain..and that will clear it.
....and if you have a leaking/weak connection, it'll clear it all over the floor.... Be careful applying pressure to systems not designed for it! 99% of the time, you won't have a problem, but at least be aware of the risk.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If it's the side with the garbage disposal and the disposal is jammed, most disposals have a reset button on the bottom (access from the cabinet under the sink) and a hole in the bottom center that takes a 1/4" allen wrench. Put the allen wrench in, wiggle it around, and then press the reset button. Usually that's all it takes to get the disposal working again.

If it's the other side of the sink, you can try a zip-it strip, which you can get at home depot or walmart for less than $3.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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If it is just a small clog then can use attach a garden hose to a hose bibb and let the water pressure unclog it. Whatever you do don't pour Draino or the acid will eat up the pipes or worse whoever works on it will get burned with the acid in the drain. How long have you had the clog? Do you normally pour grease down the drain? What is inexpensive, especially for a licensed plumber? Try it yourself first and If the water keeps backing up then you probably have a serious clog. Ask friends if they can refer someone and what they have paid for service. Sometimes plumbers from the bigger companies moonlight and will offer cut rates but again it helps to know somebody.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:33 PM
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and a plunger works well also. just block of the side of the sink that you're not plunging. Agree with TexasRedNeck, you could blow out your pipes with the pressure can stuff and as recommended, do not use drano. And be sure and take the allen wrench off the disposal before turning it on or you will send it zooming across the room or into your body
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