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Please help. I went out of town and left my husband and his friend, well his friend used the kitchen sink for a disposal, now the bathtub fills up whenever I use the kitchen sink, and it wont drain, I have pieces of chicken coming up the drain, I have used a plunger, an hand auger, soda and vinegar, am at my wits end.
I purchased a device that attaches to a garden hose. It has a rubber bladder that you insert in a drain. Turn the water on and bladder inflates with water and seals the pipe. Once pressure builds to a certain psi, it releases the water out of the down side of the bladder giving a strong "gush" through the pipe away from the hose.
This has unclogged our drain twice without the help of a plumber.
You could likely find this at an Ace Hardware. You will need to know the inside diameter of your drain pipe in which you will insert the bladder. I assume they come in various sizes.
Hope this helps!
"Small House, Big Yard "Alfa See-Ya 5'er and 2007 Kodiak C4500 Monroe
RVing probably not a reality any more.It was a good time while it lasted.
First check your grey tank to make sure its empty. We recently had this problem. Of course I dont recommend you do what we did - that is pour boiling hot water down the drain in the tub and in the sinks. But in our case, it worked. Must have been gunk from washing dishes that did it for us.
2004 Cougar Travel Trailer pulled by 1986 Chevy Duellee
Adam & Carolyn
House plumbers are hesitant to work on RV's even though the plumbing can be similier. Look for a mobile RV repairman and they can help you solve the problem if you are unable to handle it yourself. Sounds like you have tried a lot with no success and may need a professional to look at it. I am assuming you do not want to move the RV, if this is not the case you can take it to an RV dealer for repairs. Try calling the nearest RV dealer or park and they can sometimes provide info for the nearest mobile RV technician that can come to you. They almost always charge a trip charge as well as the time to do the repairs and are sometimes expensive so make sure you find out the charges ahead of time to avoid any surprises. Good luck,Phil
Phil and Rudeehttp://workinrvers.blogspot.com2002 Winnebago Journey DL2007 Dodge Dakota2010 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic.
What I have done to clean a sink drain is once a month:Pour 1/2 cup baking soda followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar down the sink drain. The baking soda cleans and deodorizes, making it perfect for kitchen drains with food odor. The vinegar disinfects, plus mixes with the baking soda to create a foam reaction.Let the baking soda and vinegar foam while working down the drain for 20 minutes.Pour 1 gallon boiling water down your sink drain.I hope this works for you.
Kevin, Retired Fulltime RV'er
1999.5 F-350 4X4 CC Diesel Flatbed
2007 Alpenlite Defender Toyhauler w/ 600 watts of solar
2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700
One Tough Kitty named Bob
07 Topaz behind an 07 Duramax