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Subject:  Re: kitchen sink back up Date:  11/27/2006  10:51 AM
Author:  GADawg Number:  83767 of 129095

The trap is the U-shaped section of pipe directly under the sink. It will temporarily catch many solids dropped down the sink like rings or coins. If you sent a snake 20 feet down the pipe, then you passed the trap. Your problem is elsewhere.
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