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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Which energy drink is best for unclogging the kitchen sink?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (12958points) 1 week ago

Is one better then pop? For next time my sink gets plugged?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Quit putting sour cream down the drain. ;>0

JLeslie's avatar

Lol. You have to get that Liquid Plumber or Drano that foams up. I don’t remember which brand it is.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@All I am interested if which energy drinks are better than pop. In general. Other stuff did not work and I am thinking about novel idea’s to unclog a sink. My sink is not clogged now. Just wondering for next time.

zenvelo's avatar

Baking soda and vinegar. Energy drinks don’t unclog drains.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Energy drinks are very similar to colas when it comes to unclogging a drain. They will stop them up even MORE!!!

Put 3 tablespoons of baking soda down the drain. Follow that by vinegar until the foaming stops. Then follow that by some boiling hot water!!! You shouldn’t need to do that but about once every 3 months; but, in your case, once a week won’t hurt anything. IF you STOP being stubborn & try it, you’ll probably NEVER see the plumber again!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

flutherother's avatar

I find that 16 gallons of Red Bull usually does the trick.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Red Bull mixed with bleach.

LadyMarissa's avatar

OMG @flutherother, STOP IT!!! He’ll be out buying cases of Red Bull & clogging up his sink big time!!!

Yellowdog's avatar

The baking soda and vinegar works every time. Actually, if it doesn’t, use Drano or Liquid Plumber. But if soda and vinegar don’t work, the Drano probably won’t either.

The next step is to use a snake—not as hard as it sounds, and a lot cheaper than a real plumber. A real plumber is the last resort but ought to work.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I was using Liquid Plumbr & my plumber strongly suggested that I STOP using it as it will eat through the pipes. He didn’t approve of Drano either. At his suggestion, I use the baking soda & vinegar about once every 6 months & I’ve not had a problem since. IF I’ve had to put something greasy down the drain or something that I worry about clogging, I add an extra treatment the very next morning just to be sure nothing sticks!!! Works GREAT on bathroom sink drains also!!! :)))

Dutchess_III's avatar

How much baking soda to vinegar?

Yellowdog's avatar

When I lived in an older apartment building in Midtown Memphis, I had pretty good success putting the hose on the blower end of a vacuum cleaner and sticking it down the drain

The only problem was, the gunk would explode out into the apartment drain on the other side of the wall. But think of all the stories they can now tell people about the day the garbage exploded out of the drain.

Dutchess_III's avatar

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Yellowdog's avatar

The amount of vinegar to baking soda really not important—it will foam up fast, and will eat at whatever is the clog. Baking soda and vinegar also will rapidly clean corrosion off of batteries and battery connectors in automobiles, making electrical connectivity without having to use wire brushes and damaging the metal.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was thinking of my toilet.

JLeslie's avatar

@Yellowdog OMG, Lol, when we lived outside of Memphis the line to the outside for the dryer air was too low (the code there is terrible) and the dryer dust would mix with the water and get all gunned up. We would use a blower to get it out, and I thought my husband was going to blow the wall open. Nothing ever went wrong, but all that stuff would blow out of the house when he would do it, and I couldn’t believe the quantity.

Yellowdog's avatar

I had a neighbor I didn’t like—harassed then started throwing things at my dogs who were always in their own yard

.I always considered sticking their hose down the dryer vent which was pretty close to it. They’d probably assume it was a washing machine disaster rather than turn the outside spigot off, after the damage was done overnight

Well, I never did that, but thought about it a lot.

Yellowdog's avatar

@Dutchess_III I think about my toilet a lot, too. I love it very much. Hate to think about life without it!

ScottyMcGeester's avatar

Not sure but I heard the current Coke is great for cleaning toilets.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Coke does help to whiten the porcelain; but, does NOTHING for clearing the pipes!!!

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