Roto-Rooter Service call: $115 +/-HD said:Gotta question for the dancin' banana plumber. My daughter clogged the kitchen sink good (she used a bunch of coffee grounds) and the "usual" elbow grease method isn't doing anything. What would a plumber do? Please don't say call one and find out.
Dual sink on ext. wall, both sides clogged. Have a plug on the outside wall that the plasterers sealed good & tight. @( Once I manage to get that open, what should I do? Try running a hose from one side or the other?eddie haskell said:Bruce, if you can determine the approximate location of the stoppage, that would help to advise you how to attack it. If it's high in the system, then you can get it by removing the trap and tailpieces under the sink....an easy job if your pipes are true and not bound and tweaked. If they are old tubular brass, you might want to replace them with PVC plastic. When you tried to "plunge" it, you packed the grounds tighter, as in making espresso
Most often a stoppage of this nature is at the divisional tee, where both (or three wells) compartments attach together, as it narrows at this junction. That is easy to determine, as you'll still have a compartment that drains.
If it's further down in the horizontal waste, you'll need a snake or blow bag (jet), a very messy job if the sink is in the interior of the house, as opposed to being located on an outside wall with a clean-out. If it is on an outside wall, and you have a clean-out....pull it. If water comes out, you're stoppage is downstream, if not, it's under the sink, predicated your c/o is not remote, or located very far from the sink.
If in fact its downstream, and coffee caused it to stop....call a plumber and router it out, for you have a very restricted line to begin with. I don't know how old your house is, but....the kitchen sink drain line (under the house) is the first line that fails and needs to be replaced, in most circumstances.
I'd do it for you but my service charge to travel would kill you