Sunday, September 2, 2012
my dad should be proud
I tried putting drain cleaner down, the plumber said not to put it in the garbage disposal side, so I put it on the other side of the sink and let it sit for an hour or so. Nothing.
I opened the drain from outside and tons of water poured out. Then, I used the snake and pushed it as far as it would go, which was about 3 feet before it hit the clog. I had put way too much stuff down the garbage disposal on Friday and knew it might clog up, but thought since I had run a ton of water and there wasn't a problem on Friday I would be ok. Nope :)
Then, after unclogging a bit and running the hose as far as it would go with water blasting, closed things up and tried again, nope, not fixed. I let the hose run for about 30 minutes, thinking it might just loosen the clog. Nothing doing.
Then, I ran the snake again, this time I was able to get it all 25 feet into the drain and was sure I had fixed things, but sure enough as soon as I put the plug in from outside the house, the drain clogged again. I remembered that when the plumber was here, gunk came up out of the downstairs shower so thought I'd see if the clog was before or after that drain. I ran the shower and sure enough, it clogged up. I pried off the drain (ew, gross hair there) and then ran the snake in the shower and after a few good plunges, got the drain to go! So exciting that my hard work paid off. And I learned to scrape plates into the trash, not the sink :) Just hope the dogs leave the trash alone, or we will have to take the trash out every night. A much quicker fix than dealing with the drain again!