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A sink – also known by other names including sinker, washbowl, hand basin, wash basin, and simply basin – is a bowl-shaped plumbing fixture used for washing hands, dishwashing, and other purposes. Sinks have taps (faucets) that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain may itself include a strainer and/or shut-off device and an overflow-prevention device. Sinks may also have an integrated soap dispenser. Many sinks, especially in kitchens, are installed adjacent to or inside a counter.
When a sink becomes clogged, a person will often resort to using a chemical drain cleaner or a plunger, though most professional plumbers will remove the clog with a drain auger (often called a "plumber's snake").

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  2. M

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  3. P

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  4. S

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  5. HeatherElizabeth

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    We had a hard freeze here in Louisiana last week. We are back to warmer temperatures outside now 71•degrees. All my faucets and showers are able to run water except for my kitchen sink faucet. My dishwasher even works. Just one single drip of water every 5 seconds out of my kitchen sink faucet...
  6. M

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  7. T

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  8. C

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  9. B

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  10. A

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  11. C

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  12. C

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  13. G

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  14. J

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  15. C

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  16. Muskopia

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  17. Wellss

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  18. D

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  19. S

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  20. Golden

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