After breakfast on Tuesday I was hand washing the coffee pot innards in the sink. When I pulled the plug to send the water down the drain is gurgled, then started coming UP on the other side. We had a blockage.
That's not good.
I tried using the plunger, and poured baking soda/vinegar/boiling water down the drain. Nothing helped. I taped a note on the sink so no one else would use it, then left for work. During the day I got a call from Son Donald who said he'd removed and cleaned out the trap under the sink. The problem wasn't there, so he suggested we try using a plumber's snake.
Hubby Tony picked up one from the hardware store on his way home from work. That evening he threaded the auger into the pipe a couple of times but wasn't able to break up the clog and admitted defeat. Yesterday he made an appointment to have a plumber come and look at it today. Hopefully by time I get home from work the problem will be taken care of.
In the meantime we've resorted to using buckets to wash dishes...one for soapy water and one for rinsing:
If we were at a Scout event we'd have to find a third bucket to sterilize the dishes, but since it's just us I'm not too worried about it.
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