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Did the house sit empty for a while before you moved in? Could be the trap dried out and your smelling sewer gas. Just using the drain would fix that. Since you dumped so much powder in there I'd just put a bucket under the trap to catch stuff and remove the trap to clean it out if it's the sink and it's easy to get to. The "J" portion under the sink is ...


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Try a plunger first and with persistence. If that doesn't work, snake it. I don't think you'll solve this by pouring chemicals in there, and the potential for "collateral damage" (and not to mention, safety concerns) with having a pipe full of chemicals is worth the extra effort involved in the mechanical solutions.


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A weak acid is the way to deal with a plug of baking soda. It'll turn the plug material into CO2 and a soluble sodium salt of the acid. It'll take quite a bit of acid to deal with a pound of bicarb though, 84 grams is 5.4 moles of the stuff. Regular vinegar runs at 5% acid strength, that's abot 200 grams per gallon, 3.3 moles. So you'd need abot 1.6 gallons ...


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Baking soda powder will turn into a cement like mass and completely clog everything it settles in. I had a family member dump about three cups down the kitchen sink this summer and I ended up having to replace the trap, tailpiece and dishwasher drain inflow. In this case, it was set up so hard that a snake couldn't even budge it. If that's the case, it's ...


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I strongly advise against pouring gallons of Draino and equivalents down the drain - you can try the recommended dose once and if it doesn't work - get a snake. I recently battled a really nasty clog which resisted everything - except for a snake. Since it's in the bathroom, you will probably be dealing with lots of hair and soap gunk, which is difficult for ...


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Try a plunger or a snake. More hot water might also help, if you can get it to the drain (possibly sponge out the water currently in the basin.) Adding more chemicals to the drain is probably not going to help at this point, and will make dealing with the backed up water more dangerous if you use typical "drain cleaners" on it. Those rarely work well in any ...


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I have had my Bosch dishwasher for about a year using the same setup you contemplate, so I'm familiar with the exact drain connector you have on the dishwasher hose. On mine, there was something of a taper between the 1/2 and 3/4 section and being rather flexible rubber, and I had no difficulty stretching the 1/2 section of the fitting to fit on the 5/8 gap ...


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Best thought I've got is to get a couple of tubing size adapters, and additional pieces of tubing if necessary, so everything's connecting to a matching size. Note that if a hose is a bit too large, a hose clamp may compress it enough to get an adequate seal.



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