Saw one of those in Homebase earlier today, and thought "nah".
Good job too. When I got onsite to look at this basin I found that the
mixer tap was fixed to the basin with its spout immediately above the
fscking plughole. Whilst it was possible to angle the pressume pump
into position I'm under the impression that the squirty thing you
refer to would need to be vertical to the plughole.
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We used to use something called "liquid plumber" for this application. IIRC,
it was a thick, red liquid based on sulphuric (?) acid. When used on urinals
it produced a truly horrendous stink and you had to open all the windows to
avoid being gassed but, by God, it was good. Same effect on slow sinks too -
pour it in, leave for 1/2 hour, carefully rinse away (it spits if you apply
water too fast).
HTH, Richard. (supplied from Naylor Myers I think)
You can still get this red stuff. I got some from Plumbase last month.
Came with separate H&S warning notice.
It is 80% H2SO4. Will shift anything. Really meant for drains but can be
used on basins and sinks provided a plastic funnel is used to get it in
passed the metal parts which it will eat.
I put some in a toilet that unknown to me had been already treated with
You can imagine the effect, was like a volcano in there.
Or both at the same time? the sink would empty quickly through the vanished
(Tongue firmly in cheek - Please don't try it. It's not big and it's
definitely not clever)
I think its just a blast of gas, not a can of liquid.
I used one and it achieved very little. Old fashioned plunger worked
back and forth lots of times to pull the muck back up followed by a
decent drain unblocker is what ours needs every 3-4 months.
I'm about to give it a 'proper' service with some type of
dismantalling and rodding though because its obviously hanging on to
too much stuff somewhere down the line.
More like 2/3 water and a lot of salt! I can't remember the
breakdown exactly. If you were 90% water, you'd be either
a limp lettuce, or the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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