Unblocking bathroom sink

Tessntim

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My bathroom sink is blocked any good ideas how to unblock the pipe as Iv tried sink unblocker boiling water but nothing need advice
 

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Do you mean the bathroom sink in your Motorhome?
I recently resorted to removing the trap underneath mine as it was emptying very slowly.
It was gunged up with toothpaste slurry which took me a while to clean out. I think it's because we try to economise on water and the toothpaste doesn't get flushed through properly.
 

Bobby22

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Fenwicks do a pipe and tank cleaner for motorhomes.
 
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Tessntim

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The pipe is sealed to under van as it comes out the bottom dost look a easy job to get pipes off from under van .. Eek
 
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Tessntim

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I had the pipe off from under sink Iv gone down as far as it can see inside van as we'll
 
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Go careful with the plunger, I was a bit heavy handed with the 'suction and managed to crack the drain well cover, they don't sell just the cover, so it was a new 'Trap' which are a bit of a 'Pain; to replace.
Now I use a non corrosive 'drain clear' and hot water and leave it over-night.
Life can be a pain sometimes??? Best Regards Mac
 

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baking soda/ soda crystals and vinegar works well in an ordinary bathroom
somebody will be along soon to tell you/ me whether this would damage MH fittings
 
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Hot water & soda crystals (leave for a couple of hours) then garden hose from mains supply to flush through
 
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every so often i put a cheap bottle of coka cola down sink.s and shower ,.shower tend,s to clot up more what with shampoo and shower gell,when flushed let hot water run through ,sink i took out and put in house u bend ,also helps keep waste clean/clear
 
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Sometimes there is no choice but to take the trap/pipework off

Apart from hair - hard to remove with chemicals - one of my boys completely blocked not just the trap but the next elbow in the pipework with dozens of cotton buds !



x:-)x:-)
 

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I've just had to do our house shower plug - I used one of those long curtain wire type thingies with a winding handle on the end, and it eventually sorted it. The substance I find least useful is Mr Muscle. I sometimes get a result by powdering a dishwasher tablet, mixing it with washing up liquid and sending it down the hole with a goodly dose of boiling water. In the past I've used a short length of hose from the tap, pointed it straight down the plughole, bunged up the gap between them with a flannel, then opened up the tap. It'll either clear the blockage or come gushing back out of the overflow.
 

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I always eat three portions of 'Uncle Trumpers' best Lancashire Quality mushy peas, drink two pints of Guinness, wait one hour, and use my ass bugle. Works so well, not only clears my sink, but everyone else's for ten houses each side. :xThumb::xThumb:
 

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baking soda/ soda crystals and vinegar works well in an ordinary bathroom
A MH is just like your home, standard plastic pipework, so if it works at home it works in MH.

That guy gets me, "don't use chemicals". So vinegar is, I think, acetic acid and other things, sodium carbonate is as chemical as it gets, an alkali. Mix it with an acid and it gives off gas and heat. Rant over.

But not your toilet, that has rubber seals, don't use bleach.
 
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A MH is just like your home, standard plastic pipework, so if it works at home it works in MH.
That guy gets me, "don't use chemicals". So vinegar is, I think, acetic acid and other things, sodium carbonate is as chemical as it gets, an alkali. Mix it with an acid and it gives off gas and heat. Rant over.
But not your toilet, that has rubber seals, don't use bleach.

I was told on here not to pour boiling water down a sink...........much later I thought "where do you pour the water when you've just boiled veg ?"..................

..............down the sink
:xdoh:


.....
 

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I waited in a neighbours house for her (she works) for the dishwasher maintenance man. When he arrived, he decided that the problem was an excess of grease, fat, etc. was the reason for it's malfunctioning. He extracted a bottle of 'Comfort' from his toolbox and proceeded to empty the total contents into the machine, squirting it all round the inside surfaces. "Best thing for getting rid of the gunge" he proclaimed, putting the machine on a short programme. And it worked. After that, cutlery, dishes and every thing else came out sparkling so my neighbour informed me. "It hasn't worked that well since it was new"
 
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Do you have a tip up type of sink?

If you do you might find that you have accidentally lost a bar of soap or two when you ( or your grandchildren ) have tipped up the sink
 
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That guy gets me, "don't use chemicals". So vinegar is, I think, acetic acid and other things, sodium carbonate is as chemical as it gets, an alkali. Mix it with an acid and it gives off gas and heat. Rant over.
Very true.

While he may well be correct about vinegar & sodium carbonate making a good combination to clear a blocked drain, everything else sounded complete rubbish to me. Either he wasn't paying attention in his 3rd year chemistry lessons & is now innocently misleading others, or he knows it's rubbish & is relying on other people's lack of knowledge to peddle his own brand of snake oil.
 
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