Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain with a Shop Vac
Greg shows how to remove a sink stopper and then clear a bathroom sink drain without any chemicals, using a shop vac technique. This also addresses any smelly drain conditions.
The video demonstrates how to prepare the sink stopper so that the clog can be removed, without filling your under-sink cabinet with water. Also, techniques for effectively clearing all the channels in the sink.
In this video I explain how to deal with the most common type of pop-up stopper mechanism (shown here).
But there are so many other styles out there, such as this one, that I could not cover them all in this short video.
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|Time to complete||15 min|
|Materials||wet/dry shop vac|
|Property damage potential||Be sure to follow directions on reassembling the stopper lever to avoid water damage under the sink.|