Everything In The Bathroom Sink – Clearing The Worst Clog I’ve Ever Seen (PART 2)

Last time on the Super Amazing Stay-At-Home Hero Adventure Hour, I talked about how I battled a mystery clog in the sink. This article is about how I single handedly defeated the enemy and proved victorious.

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Except I didn’t.

I failed. Miserably. I also resorted to something that I’ve never done in my life as a homeowner.

Here’s what happened:

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Everything In The Bathroom Sink – Clearing The Worst Clog I’ve Ever Seen (PART 1)

Plumbing has been around since ancient Rome, and my house’s plumbing has been around for almost 100 years. It’s expected to be backed up from time to time. What I didn’t expect was the doozy I was handed over the last couple of days.

Two days ago, Sunday, we also had a fun date night where me and the wife were able to go see the ballet while grandma watched the little one. I hadn’t shaved since Easter, so when I finally shaved off my pre-lumberjack beard, a lot of hair was left behind in the basin.

After mutilating my face, I opened the drain…and…nothing. Oh, crap. It’s clogged. Oh well, I’ll fix it later. Off we went.

Sunday night, I went through my usual checklist of unclogging a sink.

  1. Boiling Water
  2. Baking Soda & Vinegar
  3. Wire Hanger
  4. Plunger
  5. Chemicals
  6. Taking The Darn Thing Apart

FIRST ATTEMPTS

Boiling water did nothing. Neither did baking soda & vinegar. Sometimes the drain would ease out slowly, sometimes it was blocked completely, and I had to bail out the water. Regardless, it was still stuck, and I went to bed.

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