Kitchen sinks clogged

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Old 05-30-17, 10:13 AM
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Kitchen sinks clogged

My side-by-side kitchen sinks are clogged and overflow to the other side when disposal runs. I tried plunging both sides with plugs but didn't work. I diassembled the pipes and traps and they are all clear.

I stuck a long plastic hose into the pipe in the wall and I can feel thick wet gunk, accumulation of food matters that went through the disposal. Is it possible to use the auger and unclog since it's probably thick messy glob or do I need a profession who can blow it out clean?
 
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Old 05-30-17, 10:16 AM
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You could use a snake if you can reach the clog. Leave the trap out and just go through the wall opening.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 11:40 AM
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Standard snakes tend to not work very well with the goopy/gloppy/greasy clogs in kitchen sinks. The head just pokes a hole through it and doesn't really clear it. You can definitely give it a try though, for $10 or $20 for the sname, it's probably worth a try.

What you may need though is a larger snake with a head on it. A larger head will push through all the grease and actually clear the pipe. It's up to you whether you want to buy or rent one, or just have someone come out and clear it out for you.

I'd at least start with a snake and see where it gets you.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 03:33 PM
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Agree with the snake. Please do not use any chemicals. Repeated action with the snake will clear it eventually.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 05:45 PM
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You can use a snake. It may not immediately clear the clog and you may need to pull it out and clean it off. Repeatedly send it in and out cleaning it off. Then once you think you've gotten the bulk of the clog make a snaggle out of coat hanger. Basically make a wirey mess on the end of your snake about the size of the pipe. Then send it down your pipe to scrape the sides clean.
 
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Old 05-31-17, 04:17 AM
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PD,
That is a good idea, but I'd be afraid it would slip off, especially if you had to turn a bend. I like the idea. There has to be some type of material that if it slipped off would either dissolve or slip through.
 
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Old 06-01-17, 09:28 AM
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Thank you all. I did exactly that. I bought a canister auger (snake) which you can operate either with a power drill or hand. After several tries and cleanouts, it finally cleared. Thank you all so much for your input!
 
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