Posted by Brunot Amoux on Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 06:00:55
Step 4: How to Snake a Drain. To learn how to use a drain snake, begin by loosening the setscrew at the tip of the snake and pulling out 6 to 10 in. of cable. Then tighten the setscrew and spin the drain snake down into the drain line. Initially you may feel an obstruction, but it's likely that the tip of the snake is just turning a corner.
Your bathroom sink drain should be unclogged at the end. The Plumber's Snake Technique. An auger is also known as a plumber's snake. Consisting of a long piece of cable, the snake can be inserted into the drain to loosen or pull out the sediments clogging the drain.
With the trap and trap arm removed, you can access the drain pipe to snake the bathroom sink drain. To run the drain snake, position yourself with the snake close to the opening of the drain pipe. For a bathroom sink drain, you should be fine using a top snake unless it is a particularly tough clog.
You can remove some pop-up sink stoppers by twisting and lifting them out. Others require you to remove the horizontal pivot rod under the sink. Place a bucket under the assembly. Free the rod from the vertical strap, unscrew the lever seal from the drain pipe and pull out the rod. Now lift the stopper free.
Insert the plumber's snake into the opening of the pipe that leads into the wall until it meets resistance (which is likely the blockage). Then tighten the nut at the base of the snake and begin twisting the snake. You can also use an in and out motion, similar to plunging, with the snake in order to dislodge the clog.
Bathroom sinks often become clogged with bits of soap, hair and other debris, and clearing these clogs in a double sink can be a challenge, but you don't have to call a plumber. You don't need