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    Default Help on my kitchen S(t)ink

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to help me out.

    My sink pipe is starting to produce some funky smells (mainly because bits of food have gone down the drain) So im asking if anyone knows of any ways of getting rid of the smell without resorting to bleach

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    try some baking soda
    vinegar
    or grind up some ice cubes in the disposal.
    ~Russ

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    do you have a disposal? or is it just the sink/drain?

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    If it's just food that's stuck above the trap, the thing to do is disassemble the tail tube and trap (it should come apart easily with lock rings that you unscrew by hand) and clean the pieces out with a straightened coathanger.

    It could also be that the trap (the U-shaped bit of pipe) is not holding water like it should, and is letting sewer gases back up through the drain. That would indicate a venting problem, and you most likely need a plumber.

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    You could try baking soda followed by a pot of boiling water. I've used it to unclog drains, and clean them out every few months, might help dissolve some of the buildup.

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    1/2 cup baking soda, 2 cups vinegar. Let sit 10 min then flush WELL with hot water.

    you can get a hand pipe auger for about $10 if it persists and you think there is a clog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaflex View Post
    do you have a disposal? or is it just the sink/drain?
    Had the same questions. Also----is it plugged or just smelling 'funky'??

    If a disposal and not plugged -------grind up a lemon.

    Agree about the soda too...........but the lemon will make it smell fresher.

    Good luck...........

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    dont do the lemon whole! cut in quarters. i broke a disposal that way!

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    hey thanks for the replies i will have to try them out - I dont have a disposal its just a regular sink.

    ill let you know if any work

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