Kitchen sink clogged?

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I have replaced plumbing and garbage disposal but kitchen sink is clogged behind the wall. The pipe goes down. It used to be slow, now it's totally clogged. How do I unclog it? I tried snaking and snake looped back up. I tried the bladder forced water but bladder didn't work correctly.

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  • Cte20797805 Cte20797805 on Sep 22, 2017
    Put soda down drain then pour in vinegar. Wait about 5 min then flush with water
  • Bonnie Knight Bonnie Knight on Sep 22, 2017
    I was told by a plumber that boiling hot water is best to keep drains open and flowing seems to work for me. If you get it unclogged, then keep a wire strainer in your sink drain to keep out to small particles. I also have a disposer but I rarely use it since I found the wire strainer.
  • Donna Donna on Sep 22, 2017
    i would use a unclogged on a regular basis to keep the water flowing continually
  • Nick Way Nick Way on Sep 22, 2017
    Try using an expandable bulb (available in plumbing section at HD etc.), sized according to whether your pipe is 1 and a half or 2 inch. It attaches to a garden hose you can run down the vent pipe past the point your drain pipe enters the wall. You can use a flashlight to watch as the bulb and hose pass the opening. Insert at least a foot or so below the opening. Turn the faucet on fully and let it run for a good while. Remove the hose, reconnect your sink, run hot water and see if it has helped. If not, you'd best get a plummer.
  • FL FL on Sep 22, 2017
    If the snake looped back, you may have a really serious clog! If the worst case scenario is calling and paying a professional, you still have a few options.
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Sep 22, 2017
    I was going to suggest the bulb too. It works wonders, and is really cheap.
  • Rita Yost Rita Yost on Sep 22, 2017
    I would pour a generous amount of baking soda down the drain followed by some vinegar. It will fizz. Let it sit like that for a little while and then run hot water through. It may take several attempts. Also try putting Dawn in the drain and then follow with very hot water.