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Posted: 1/18/2006 4:45:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 4:46:17 PM EDT by jollyroger]
My garbage disposal seems to have taken a shit. I tried the allen bolt on the bottom in an attempt to get the blade to spin loose whatever it was holding on to. I can run water down the other sink, but when I try on the side with the disposal it just fills up and creates a whirlpool.

IIRC, you're an install guy, right? Do you ever work on disposals?

Anyway if you or anybody else has any tips I'd appreciate it. I could call the maintenance guy, but I dont like people in my apartment.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:54:21 PM EDT
If the motor spins, there is a clog in the drainline Tee fitting. there is a baffle in the intersection of the pipes. The diameter is reduced by 1/2, each upstream pipe gets 1/2 to squeeze through. This allows plumbers to come & clean it & charge $89 for 10 min. of work

Get a bucket, and maybe a wrench to loosen the nuts & dig in. I would do this if it is plastic pipe. chrome pipe if old will fall apart and then you're SOL.

Nothing but small plate scrapeings & lots of water will avoid this type of clog.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:25:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 5:26:25 PM EDT by jollyroger]
Cool, thanks for the info. I cant wait to get started.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:42:33 PM EDT
Tiny little wad of meatloaf ain't noting, just wait untill you pull 18" of choker out of the bathroom sink drain. that'll get the gag reflex going
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:50:38 PM EDT

Left over vegetable soup anyone?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:44:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 8:45:24 AM EDT by sleepdr]
Thanks, guys. I've been bled on, peed on, pooed on, vomited on, and been splattered with pus, with no ill effects. This tasty discussion, however, has managed to kill my lunchtime appetite. Forget Weight Watchers, I'll just imagine pulling that gunk out of drains. Ever find anything alive in there?

(The above post was a shameless attempt at boosting my post count).
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:17:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 9:18:54 AM EDT by luckypunk]
Well, one of the Turd-hurders went out to a clogged toilet call. He pulled a squirrel our of their toilet. Poor little guy musta went down the roof vent to store some nuts or something.

Secret squirrel didn't survive the ordeal.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:42:43 PM EDT

Sorry about your appetite doc!

THanks for the tips luckpunk, you saved the day.

Secret Squirrel!
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