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Old 07-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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I have a clogged kitchen sink that is becoming a nightmare. I removed the disposal and pipes under the sink. I ran a snake roughly 25ft and all seemed clear. Now when I run the water and disposal its coming out of the roof overflow pipe. I ran out of snake. Does this mean that I have a clog further down? Any suggestions?



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Old 07-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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Time to either get a longer snake, or call someone with one. Are you certain you were guiding the snake down the drain towards the blockage and not up the air vent?



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Old 07-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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When running the snake it would clear and then block again after another foot or so. Then it really opened up for the last 10 feet or so and I thought I was home free. When I couldn't get the water to stop coming back up through the disposal then I realized the water coming up the air vent. Thanks for the response!

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There are many things that I will do myself, but snaking a main line is not one of them. You really need to know how to operate the snake properly and have a feel for what the snake is doing. They also can cause serious injuries if you are not paying close attention.

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I think you were correct on going up the vent. Giving it another shot and if it doesn't work then I'll call a pro. I'm using an old hand snake with a vice grip for leverage. Not dangerous, just hard to get the feel you mentioned. Thanks again for the advice!

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Turn on the nearest faucet to a slow stream which will help guide the snake in the correct direction.

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I have a clogged kitchen sink that is becoming a nightmare. I removed the disposal and pipes under the sink. I ran a snake roughly 25ft and all seemed clear. Now when I run the water and disposal its coming out of the roof overflow pipe. I ran out of snake. Does this mean that I have a clog further down? Any suggestions?
Scott I don't understand how your getting water coming out of the roof vent, that you call a overflow. It would have to overflow the sink long before it reached the roof height.

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When running the snake it would clear and then block again after another foot or so. Then it really opened up for the last 10 feet or so and I thought I was home free. When I couldn't get the water to stop coming back up through the disposal then I realized the water coming up the air vent. Thanks for the response!
Have any pictures . As John mentioned that is pretty odd sounding.
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He must be talking about a air admittance valve installed under the counter. If not, I'd like to see it!

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Old 10-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #10
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I just had the same thing happen to me. Stupid, I put carrot tops down the disposal. I was trying the plunge the drain when my husband came in and said there was water & carrot tops coming out the roof. Crazy.... I can't get the drain to open up. Will have to call a plumber in the morning. Which drain should I make sure he has access too?



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