How do you change a kitchen sink trap?

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My sink drains so slowly!!! I've tried all the chemical & natural ways to clear it. Nothing works - the only other answer a very clogged trap. Thanks for any help!!

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  • Archie Archie on Feb 11, 2018
    Remove it, clean it and replace it.
    Have you tried baking soda and vinegar?
  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Feb 11, 2018
    • Patty Patty on Feb 11, 2018
      I DID IT, CHAS!!!! It took a lot more than just the trap. I had to snake it out as well. I'm pretty proud of myself, at 69 years old, to be able to do that. I couldn't have done it without your help. Thanks a million!!!!!!!
  • William William on Feb 11, 2018
    You probably have a clog further down the pipes. You can rent, purchase a 1/4" X 15' snake, remove the P trap and rod it through or have a plumber do it. Replacing the drain trap won't fix a clog. Also you can remove and clean the trap, but that is more likely not the problem.

    • Patty Patty on Feb 12, 2018
      Thank you William. That's what I finally had to do. What a stinky job!! haha I'll check out that BrassCraft. Maybe it's a bit easier than the OLD one I have.
  • Patty Patty on Feb 11, 2018
    Yes, several times, Chas. It didn't touch it. I'll check out the website you sent from Home Depot. Thank you so much!!
  • Archie Archie on Feb 11, 2018
    Then you need to remove the trap under the sink and clean it then I'd run a snake thru the pipe and see if there is a blockage.
    • Patty Patty on Feb 12, 2018
      Yep, that's what I had to do alright, Archie. It was a doozy of a clog too. Everything is flowing smoothly again. Now to keep it that way. Thanks for your input.  Have a good week.
  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Feb 11, 2018
    Awe, you are so sweet and WAY TO GO!!!! I have had to snake out ours too (my daughter fills our drain with hair - lol) I'm so proud of you!!! :) Sending you big hugs my friend
    • Patty Patty on Feb 12, 2018
      Awww, golly gee  Thanks!! I'm sure I'll be doing the bathtub next. I have long hair too. Hugs back to you, my friend. Stay warm in that beautiful state of yours.
  • Tina worley Tina worley on Feb 11, 2018
    I had problem with sink and the in bathroom. 3 bottles of drank over 6 months..did not work. Went to true value asking about drain plug in tub.. Complicated type. The man that worked there at ace hardware sold me flush away chemical drain cleaner. 20 minute and clean as a whistle...
    • Patty Patty on Feb 12, 2018
      Thanks, Tina. I'll remember that for the next time. This is a 64 year old house. I'm sure the "fix me" cry will come up again.
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