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Old 07-06-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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I continue to have a bathroom sink that gets clogged up at least once a year. The sink shares a drain that is connected to the a/c condensation line not the over flow.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #2
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Does the condensate drain back up at the same time, or just the sink?



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Old 07-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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No, just the drain and it backs up into the sink.

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If it is not in the drain body underneath the sink or in the P trap, I would suspect backfall on the drain pipe that serves the sink, or some obstruction in the pipe (razor blade, construction debris, etc).

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Around 10 months ago I had a plumber come out and clean the drain. Then is started again two or three days ago. I don't know what could be causing the same problem so soon.

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Old 07-14-2014, 10:19 AM   #6
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Hydro-jetters are the preferred tools of plumbers who want to provide a full cleansing to a drain. Hydro-jesters are devices that place scalding hot water under tremendous pressure and then blast it out through a nozzle on a hose that reaches down inside drainpipes. The scouring action clears away clogs but also eliminates build-up along the pipe interior. This does an effective job of wiping away grease, fat, and other food particles that can coat the inside of pipes. Hydro-jetting needs the work of trained plumbers because of the potential danger from the high pressure water.

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Hydro-jetters are the preferred tools of plumbers who want to provide a full cleansing to a drain. Hydro-jesters are devices that place scalding hot water under tremendous pressure and then blast it out through a nozzle on a hose that reaches down inside drainpipes. The scouring action clears away clogs but also eliminates build-up along the pipe interior. This does an effective job of wiping away grease, fat, and other food particles that can coat the inside of pipes. Hydro-jetting needs the work of trained plumbers because of the potential danger from the high pressure water.
If it's a 1 1/2 or 2 inch line, a cable is more effective against hair and hard blockages. Hydro jetters excel at grease and sludgy debris in pipes that small.
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make sure the plumber is using the right machine for the job. if he is using a little hand crank snake that is not the proper way to clean the line. i use a spartan 100 machine to clean lav lines and it works great. i disagree that hydro jetting does not work. it will definatley clean out the pipe.



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