How to Plunge a Double Sink

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Plunging a double sink requires you to understand the nature of the clog in the first place. Plunge a double sink with help from the president and owner of Source Development Inc. in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Nicholas Iarocci, The Home Source Guy, President and Owner of Source Development Inc., a residential and commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York and this is how to plunge a double sink. Now I've left this up here, I left the doors off our model on purpose to show you the actual plumbing underneath your sink so you can kind of understand what's going on. So lets say you do get a clog and typically it's in the trap or it's in the elbow here. It's usually in the bends by the way, it's never hardly ever in the straight runs. So what do you want to do. So if you can imagine this is our, our flange style plunger which is made for sinks or, or showers. So you can imagine if I tried plunging down this particular sink and the clog is lets say over here, air is just gonna continually force, be forced up this pipe and out the sink. So what I want to do is I want to take our strainer and I want to close this particular end and it could be either end by the way and I want to put weight on the strainer or hold it down at the same time as I'm plunging the other thing. There's also another thing going on. You've got, there are loops, there's actually a double loop on the dishwasher. There's one on the dishwasher and there's a loop formed here and usually this is filled with water. So what happens is if you do get some release and pressure here you might be able to take this off, take the clamp off, plug that opening up and then get a little more pressure on it although I don't think you really have to. I want to hold the strainer as I'm plunging on one end and it could be on either ends. So if this where you feel the clog is you might even want to reverse it actually so you get both at the same time and make sure the clog is evacuated. So I'm pushing down on the strainer as I'm plunging on one side and that's how we're gonna plunge a double sink. If by chance you do have a persistent clog and you can't get anywhere. This particular setup is plastic so this is easily removable. You could dump out the trap, remove the trap, dump it out in the bucket, clean it out that way manually and then reassemble all the pipes but again this is on how to plunge a double sink. So hold the strainer down, plunge the sink, and this was how to plunge a double sink. This is Nicholas Iarocci, The Home Source Guy, President and Owner of Source Development Inc., a residential and commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York helping you build a better life. Reach out to me on Facebook at The Home Source Guy.

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