How To “Snake” A Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain Pipe With A Dr. Drain 1/4″ 25′ Auger – DIY Home Repair



1. Loosen the thumb screw to release the snake cable.
2. Insert the “pig tail” end into the drain pipe at the wall (remove the plastic sink pipes).
3. Rotate the handle clockwise and counterclockwise to clear the clog.
4. Loosen the thumb screw and push in more of the snake cable.
5. Repeat the other steps.
6. Retract the cable back into the housing by pushing it straight in and tighten the thumb screw for storage.

The kitchen sink in our home wasn’t draining properly so I knew it was clogged from years of grease, egg shells, carrot peels, potato peels and some occasional coffee grounds going down the disposal.

I bought this Dr. Drain 25 foot 1/4″ Auger to “snake” the clog out of the drain pipe under our dual kitchen sink.

I pushed in the auger the entire 25 foot length and spun the handle while inserting and pulling out a foot or two of the auger to really clean out any debris, bacon fat, vegetable peels, fruit rinds and maybe even some pet hair out of the drain.

It took me a few tries going deeper and deeper in the drain to clear it out and get the water flowing again.

Then I poured a small amount of Drano followed by boiling hot water to really clean out the pipes.

Dr.Drain VEDRAU01A1 Augers Plumbing Snake Pipe Cleaner Household Spring Cable with Gloves, Red

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If you have standing water, use a wet/dry shop vacuum to clear it out of the sink, or bail it out with cups / pots.