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How do you get dried candle wax cleared from a kitchen

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how do you get dried candle wax cleared from a kitchen drain?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of you situation.

Is the drain completely clogged? How did the wax get into the drain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mabye 90% clogged. Had wax heating in pan on. Stove.Wax go too hot, bubbled over into burners. Super frantic, dumped hot.wax in sink.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

OK, there's a good chance the wax is all in the trap. There's nothing you can put down the drain to get it out but if you can get the trap apart you can remove the J bend (U or J shaped bottom part of the trap) then heat it up until the wax melts so you can pour it out.