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Beta1
28-04-2005, 21:49:38
Bath is draining very slowly, again. Its had about 4 bottles of drain cleaner down it since the bathroom was refitted. I think theres a problem downstream of the basin though rather than under the bath as if you fill the basin up and let it all out at once it seems to go back up the drain and comes out into the bath.

Hmmm, not sure what to do - I'm on the top floor of the block and while there must be a blockage either between the basin/bath T junction and the main waste pipe (about 20cm) or theres something blocking the main waste pipe further down - in which case I would have thought the flats further down would be having problems.

Might just be all this dust from the tiling of course...

protein
28-04-2005, 23:06:37
I tried all of those things once.

In the end it was a clump of hair just under the grating thing in the bath.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
28-04-2005, 23:25:28
Call a plumber. Chances are, if you leave it too long, one day it'll just not drain at all, usually right at the time it'll be most inconvenient. One of those pipe unclogging snake things should do the trick.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-04-2005, 17:04:25
Do you want me to pop round and sort it out?

zmama
29-04-2005, 17:05:22
Great idea! :)

protein
29-04-2005, 17:26:22
better have an ambulance on standby.

Diss
29-04-2005, 21:42:51
Originally posted by Beta1
Bath is draining very slowly, again. Its had about 4 bottles of drain cleaner down it since the bathroom was refitted. I think theres a problem downstream of the basin though rather than under the bath as if you fill the basin up and let it all out at once it seems to go back up the drain and comes out into the bath.

Hmmm, not sure what to do - I'm on the top floor of the block and while there must be a blockage either between the basin/bath T junction and the main waste pipe (about 20cm) or theres something blocking the main waste pipe further down - in which case I would have thought the flats further down would be having problems.

Might just be all this dust from the tiling of course...

plumbing snake. They work like a charm. I had a job where I had to use them. Good pay, but messy work.

it's probably a clump of hair that got a little further down the line. Or at the junction where the sink and tub meet (why the sink backs up into the tub)

I do not recommend anymore drain cleaner. It won't help at this point.

you can either rent a snake, or hire a plumber. Or do you live in an apartment? In that case contact the landlord. Snaking isn't real hard, but it takes a little while to get the right touch.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-04-2005, 23:43:14
There's some specialist drain cleaning fluids that dissolve hair. They're great for disposing of bodies too, if the need ever arises.

Just don't try mixing them with other cleaning fluids to see what happens...

Cruddy
29-04-2005, 23:57:51
Couldn't you just steal somebody else's bathroom and use that?

I've heard nitroglycerine can be used as drain cleaner, but I think that one's an urban myth.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
30-04-2005, 10:06:11
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
There's some specialist drain cleaning fluids that dissolve hair.




If only Saddam had known, they would never have recognised him by his back.


You should open a franchise in Treblekistan, helping out the excessively hirsute.

Spartak
30-04-2005, 10:11:36
There is some drain clearer from B&Q/Homebase that squirts water under prerssure down the pipes. I used this to clear my own drains after I moved and it works a treat.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
30-04-2005, 10:14:05
Surely Ex-Lax or Andrews' Liver Salts would be safer ?

Spartak
30-04-2005, 10:18:17
:hmm:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
30-04-2005, 10:24:33
Originally posted by Spartak
:hmm:


Well, you said you were clearing your own drains. I thought you were being coy.


'Tis alimentary you were not.

Spartak
30-04-2005, 11:12:05
Dolt. :)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
30-04-2005, 11:12:38
Originally posted by Spartak
Dolt. :)


Dustpan and brush.