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Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

To save you time, money and headaches down the road, we collected our favorite tips and tricks for solving common household plumbing problems. Most of these tips make use of things that cost less than $20 and these tips could save you an expensive service call.

Stop sink-sprayer hang-ups

Silence creaking pipes

Quiet loud sinks

Drain vacuum

Pipe orienteering

Bucket flush

Next best thing to X-ray vision

Empty the trap

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November 03, 9:04 AM [GMT -5]

I have used a shop vac to unclog a double kitchen sink drain. Plug one side and try to get the vacuum to seal around the drain with towels then suck then blow then suck then blow alternately until the clog let's loose.
Also if you have a nasty hornets nest...duct tape the shop bac to the entrance and trun it on for 24 hours or more...they somehow diappear.
Kind of like grampas 72 chevy tailpipe hooked up to the groundhog hole in the back yard under the deck, not anymore of course.

July 05, 12:00 PM [GMT -5]

does anyone know if its a bad idea to hard pipe in a kitchen sink ?

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