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I have a kitchen sink that isn't draining. I had it snaked

I have a kitchen sink that isn't draining. I had it snaked out about three months ago. It seems as though it is draining but then after using it for about 5 minutes, it starts backing up. I have tried using a plunger, hot water, baking soda and vinegar. It eventually does drain, but slowly. This is a double sink with a garbage disposal on one side. The last time that I had it snaked it was by a handyman. I don't know if it would go better with a plumber. (I did ask a plumber when it clogged about a year ago and he told me I would need to rip the floor up. I got a second opinion and the sink drained fine for about a year). Is there anything else I can try to clear the drain? I have am reluctant to use chemicals as I am on a septic system but I tired of spending money on having it snaked out.

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After replacing the cartridge (1225) in a kitchen sink

After replacing the cartridge (1225) in a kitchen sink faucet the faucet automatically turns off and will not stay on.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: The cartridge was replaced on Dec. 28.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: No, my son and I replaced the cartridge, but he is not here now.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Should I purchase a new faucet? Some of the plastic parts were worn and the one had a crack in it. The faucet has been in the sink for over 15 years.

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I have a Kohler faucet K-6131 on our kitchen sink for two

I have a Kohler faucet K-6131 on our kitchen sink for two years now.The hot water has been slowly losing pressure and is approx at 50 percent flow rate.I replaced shut off valve because it was about 20 years old and pressure is good at the valve. The house has a whole house water filter system and is running at 80 psi out of the filter. I'm suspecting that there is a blockage/sediment/stuff blocking the flow inside the faucet.I want to take the faucet apart to see if that's the case but as a DYI guy...I'm not sure and cannot find instructions on how to do this.Can you give me some advice as to what to do next?Thanx in advanceGreg

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My kitchen sink is a single handle faucet with a sprayer. I

My kitchen sink is a single handle faucet with a sprayer. I changed the cartridge a 2225B and the same problem persists. When I have the tap on and try to use the sprayer, I get a chug and no water from the sprayer. Once I release the sprayer trigger there is about a 2-3 second delay and then the tap water comes back on.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: A Year. I tried the cartridge change twice but no change.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I've changed many cartridges out for bath tubs and kitchen sinks. I've also installed many Moen taps over the years. i do property management.

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Hot water heater is on 120 degrees. It was just installed.

Hot water heater is on 120 degrees. It was just installed. The hot water to the kitchen sink is very hot, but the shower is more like lukewarm. Why is it hot in one place but not in the other? How can we get hotter water to come out of the shower faucet?JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: It has been a problem since we moved into the house several years ago. Our previous solution was to turn the hot water heater up to a higher level, but I don't think that's the real problem.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, if I can.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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Looking for information on debris in a residential sewer

Looking for information on debris in a residential sewer sump pump basin. I have maintained the basin on a annual basis which mainly consists of cleaning the basin. The sump pump components have functioned well for 20 years - the only problem that has occurred on a occasional basis is what I call "floaters".These floaters are floating debris in the basin that attach to the float switch which weighs it down and won't allow it to activate the pump. Then the float alarm goes off when the basin level gets too high. The alarm works well and have not had any basin overflows.We have tried many ideas to try to eliminate these floater's such as not putting grease down the drain etc. with no luck.The solids are passed through the pump just fine but the floaters stay on the surface and don't get pumped through the pumpMy question is what are these floaters and what can I do to eliminate these floaters in the basin?

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I have a 2 story house, when i turn on the hot water faucet

I have a 2 story house, when i turn on the hot water faucet in the downstair kitchen sink, I hear banging noise coming from upstair bathroom near the sink, but not cold water, when i turned off the hotwater faucet, the noise goes away

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I hear and feel a draft out of my bathroom sink drain AND

I hear and feel a draft out of my bathroom sink drain AND overflow holes. It is the only sink in the house that does thatJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: I first noticed it a few weeks ago, after we had freezing temps and high windsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I don't know what "the work" isJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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When it freezes the pipes from the tub and the kitchen sink

Hi when it freezes the pipes from the tub and the kitchen sink won't flow when temp goes up it flows. I have lived here 10 years. It happened once last year,and so far twice this yearJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Just these past two cold spells. Can't take a shower or wash the dishes. Also happens to the Washing machine, every cold spellJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Not really handicapped somewhatJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Don't think so

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