Unblocking a bathroom washbasin

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  1. jhbgaiem

    jhbgaiem Read Only Funster

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    HELP!!!
    My washbasin is blocked and I can't get it clear. I am told not to use any chemical deblocker as it destroys the plastic/rubber pipes.
    How do I do it?:cry:
     
  2. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    Most of the chemical sink cleaners should be fine ; however if the sink is really blocked i would remove the center screw to release the fitting below the sink , unscrew the jublee clip and remove the pipe,the blockage is probably in the plastic elbow see the pic

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  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    has it ever drained properly or has it drained very slowly?

    i thought the kitchen sink was blocked on my kontiki......put chemical stuff (which turned out to be caustic soda) from Aldi down it, still blocked.
    got under the van and pulled the pipework off....no blockage:Doh:

    lifted the sink and there it was....an up-sweep in the waste pipe forming an upside down U bend. the bend was higher than the plughole:Sad:

    poor design by swift or a fitter having a bad day??? i dunno.... but i 're-plumbed' the waste so it was level and now it drains fully and quickly. :thumb:

    yours should be easy to see in the bathroom.
     
  4. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

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    The old ways are best !!!

    Before resorting to all this "chemi" stuff, Try using the traditional rubber tit shaped plunger !! It probably is some hair and soap so try putting some boiling water down prior to plunging to soften it up. Works every time for me, even the kitchen sink with food bits etc.....:thumb: :thumb: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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