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Dawn Detergent To Unclog Drain

How do I unclog drains using Dawn dish soap?

By chuckday from Orlando, FL

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Dawn Detergent To Unclog Drain

According to the instructions at ehow, you boil 3 or 4 tablespoons of Dawn in a pan of water, pour it slowly down the drain, let it sit 20-30 minutes, flush with hot water. The link also has 4 other ways to unclog a drain without using drain cleaner. (05/14/2009)

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By Anonymous

Dawn Detergent To Unclog Drain

I read a different recipe. It said put Dawn in drain (a sizable amount, I guess), add a kettle of boiling water and leave alone overnight. You would want the "good" Dawn, not the early version. (05/22/2009)

By mulberry204

Dawn Detergent To Unclog Drain

Dawn has ammonia in it; that is why it will work for this, when other dishwashing liquids do not. Baking soda may also work, followed by hot water.

Drain cleaner is just a strong base; baking soda is a mild one. Ammonia, full strength is a medium strong base.

Adding vinegar or any acid such as CLR to any of these will produce bubbling (the stronger the base or the acid, the more violent the bubbling; which could be dangerous if both are strong.), but will ultimately neutralize the base (you will have salt water).

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The bases combine with the grease (which is what drains are usually clogged with) and make soap, which is then flushed away with the hot water. (05/22/2009)

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