Kitchen Sink drain repair and cleanout

The kitchen sink wasn't draining so I went looking for a cleanout - a plug in the drain line you can open to clean out a blockage. The tool used for this is called a snake and if you have a 88 year old house like me then you've probably had to use one. It's a cable that has a coil on the end and it works really well and is cheap. 

 To use: Open the cleanout and stick it in as far as you can.  Then tighten down the finger bolt so you can rotate the drum and the spiral at the end will drill into the blockage. Usually this will fix a blocked drain.

To use: Open the cleanout and stick it in as far as you can.  Then tighten down the finger bolt so you can rotate the drum and the spiral at the end will drill into the blockage. Usually this will fix a blocked drain.

Unfortunately, the sink didn't have a cleanout and now I will show you why that sucks so bad... because you can't snake it, you have to cut in a cleanout.

 Drain is blocked and no way to clean it... THAT'S WHY YOU ALWAYS PUT IN A CLEANOUT

Drain is blocked and no way to clean it... THAT'S WHY YOU ALWAYS PUT IN A CLEANOUT

 It was very hard to cut this out with the plumbing and electrical in there

It was very hard to cut this out with the plumbing and electrical in there

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T removed  

 1/2" couplings  

1/2" couplings  

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I got it in there, opened the cleanout, snaked it, and it drained. Save yourself 4 hours and put in the cleanout to begin with. 

 Snakin' it

Snakin' it

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I hooked up the other sink drain and now I'm done... I hope.