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Here is the scenario, a kitchen sink I've already used a power rod, and ran it down the drain by hand, didn't need to power it up, ran it 50 feet without any problem, BUT still the clog exists, I can only figure the rod line goes through, and when pulled out, the grease is going back in place, and not allowing the sink to clear. This is a kitchen sink, the bathroom plumbing is fine, and this is a mobile/trailer home.

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Been a few months, where it did run, but drained slowly

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, I'm a qualified plumber, BUT trailer/mobile homes are new to me.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

That is about it, ran the power rod without resistance, didn't need to power it up, when through that easily

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I already know the sludge is backing up after I pull the rod from the clean-out and leaves the drain still clogged.
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Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 9 months ago
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Hello, there may be an automatic air vent for the sink, inside the sink cabinet, look for that, if you have one its probably not working, we can go from there.

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Attach a close up photo of the wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will mark it up with trouble shooting instructions then follow up with step by step training and coaching until you have a solution.

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Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 9 months ago

OPENING STATEMENTS

Important note about RATING my work:

I am a retired mechanical engineer and HVAC/electrical/ refrigeration and boiler contractor ... with 56 years in this business. The last 20 of those years consulting for major firms nationally..

.

All I ask is please respect me and my input by selecting the***RATING LINK***at the top of your page, that is the only way I am credited through the site. Rating does not affect your charges nor ability to refund if not satisfied.

.

If you need to be coached through a full diagnosis/repair,and wiring etc. for up to two days, and wish to be trained to use test instruments...... that goes well beyond' Just a simple Answer' of course, and goes beyond what most other experts here offer.....rate my answer so far positively.. . and I will deliver that training and coaching to you All on the same dime so to speak.

.

Lacking a positive rating I can spend days helping a person at my own expense and loose my shirt, shorts and socks on the deal.

.

Attach a close up photo of the wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will mark it up with trouble shooting instructions then follow up with step by step training and coaching until you have a solution.

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Photo must be exceedingly well focused. Use the 'add files' link next to your send button to get the photo to me.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I removed it, it is just an empty plastic dome that lifts off of a thread plastic lower piece with a rubber grommet.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
The upper part has two slots in it.
Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 9 months ago

Thanks, ***** ***** sticking, remove it and see if the sink flushes OK without the auto vent device attached

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Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 9 months ago

If that fails, run a snake though the automatic air vent with its top removed, let me know how that goes

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Phil, I lost you. I only got the gibberish below.
Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 9 months ago

Hello again, are you on a smart phone? perhaps with a spotty connection?

Here are my last two responses

Thanks, ***** ***** sticking, remove it and see if the sink flushes OK without the auto vent device attached

If that fails, run a snake though the automatic air vent with its top removed, let me know how that goes

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I just returned the customer's money, this has to be the worst plumbing crap ever, going to stick with homes, and apartments. Lost a whole day because of this garbage.
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