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How to Check a P-trap for a Clog

Ed the Plumber explains how to how to remove a P-trap and check it for a clog.

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  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Remove the Nuts

Put on gloves. Remove the two nuts on a compression P-trap and it will drop right down.

remove nuts on compression P trap

Step 2: Twist the Collar Ring, and Look Inside

Grab the collar ring and twist counter-clockwise.

Slide it down, empty the water and look inside.

If the P-trap is not clogged, the problem may be deeper in the drain line.

grab collar ring and twist counter clockwise