Last Sunday our kitchen sink failed to drain. Since other drains in the house appeared to be working O.K., my first thought was the “trap” below the sink. I used a pipe wrench to open the trap and found it clear. At that point, it was determined that we needed a plumber. Elaine called H & S Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning, here in Seward early Monday morning. By the time I got home from coffee about 11:00am, 2 men were already here and working. They used an electric “roto-rooter” type tool down through the sink drain. While it went in several feet, it didn’t reach the blockage.
Fortunately, we have removable tile blocks for ceiling in our lower level. They were of the opinion that the blockage must be at the point of the junction of the 1 1/2 inch copper pipe from the sink, with the larger tile line that goes to the sewer out in the alley. That junction is at floor level on the west wall of the room. It was necessary for them to cut through the copper pipe at a distance that the probe could reach the blockage. They got it unplugged, the cut pipe fixed and did a good job cleaning up. We were most pleased with their professionalism and today we received their billing. It was actually good news in comparison to the Stock Market action. Thanks Fellows.