Dear Daddy, thank you for making me help you around the house all the time. I'm thinking specifically of that time I was about 12 and I lost one of my hard contacts down the kitchen sink and we sat there for an hour taking apart all the pipes underneath to find it (it cost $60!).
Also, thanks to Mr. nterpri who posted this helpful video:
Thanks to them, I unclogged our bathroom sink drain by taking it apart a little bit.
That's what was clogging our drain. For the past year I've been pouring Draino (and whatever store brand version of Draino I could find) down the pipes and it just keeps getting worse. Then I was thinking maybe it's not safe to go through as much of that clog remover as we do, so I pulled out this book on natural cleaning that my cousins gave me. It said to use baking soda and vinegar, then wait awhile and pour boiling water down the drain. I put in the soda and vinegar and waited the 15 minutes, and then it was super clogged. Like, going nowhere fast.
I plunged, and plunged again. That was pretty disgusting, and it didn't work either. So I called my dad, but he was at work. I had to move on to Youtube. I watched the video, did it on our sink, cut and refashioned a wire hanger to pull out the clog (chopsticks were too short!), and voila. A gross mass of hair and goo. And a sink that drains!