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Basin Choking

Postby ismee » Mon, 08 May 2006 11:40 am

My bathroom basin is stucked.
I need the technician to repair it.
I saw there are so many advertisement at newspaper.
Anybody here have any reccomend?
What is the normal pay rate?

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Postby Quasimodo » Mon, 08 May 2006 11:51 am

I'm glad you brought this up. Our main bathroom sink was doing the same - - - - bloody hell. we tries several products until we finally found:

(Hang on, I'll just go get it)

Ok, back - Kiki Kleen Drain Cleaner. Three caps full in the drain, wait for an hour and Bingo!!!!
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Postby tiki » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:07 pm

Pour boiling water ( jugfull- no referance to the other thread ) down the line..slowly.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:09 pm

Quasimodo wrote:I'm glad you brought this up. Our main bathroom sink was doing the same - - - - bloody hell. We tried several products until we finally found:

(Hang on, I'll just go get it)

Ok, back - Kiwi Kleen Drain Cleaner. Three caps full in the drain, wait for an hour and Bingo!!!!


Bloody typos
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Postby Carpe Diem » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:09 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:I'm glad you brought this up. Our main bathroom sink was doing the same - - - - bloody hell. we tries several products until we finally found:

(Hang on, I'll just go get it)

Ok, back - Kiwi Kleen Drain Cleaner. Three caps full in the drain, wait for an hour and Bingo!!!!


Are you OK? :???:
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Postby tiki » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:12 pm

You sure you poured all three capfuls in the drain Captain V? :wink:
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Postby Baron Greenback » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:17 pm

I would advise you have a go yourself first.

Try what the boys have suggested - pouring a drain cleaner down, but be careful these things are very strong chemicals so don't get any on your clothes. Can buy them in a supermarket or a DIY shop.

If that fails, get a plunger - remember you need to create a vacuum so block the overflow with the other hand while plunging.

If that doesn't work see if you can dismantle the u bend pipe under the sink - don't forget to put a bucket there first to catch the water that is in it. That is probably where the block is.

If all of that fails then you will need to call someone in - you will probably pay $70 call out & then whatever on top if they have to replace any parts. You can get a handyman card from the DIY shops.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:19 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:I would advise you have a go yourself first.


you mean down the drain? :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:21 pm

tiki wrote:Pour boiling water ( jugfull- no referance to the other thread ) down the line..slowly.

Tiki Drain Cleaner..we go places where the sun doesn't shine.


Ensure that you do NOT have PVC piping before you do that. If it's boiling water your trap or o-ring seals can give way and you'll have a mess on your hands as you will have to replace the PVC piping wherever it has warped.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:21 pm

tiki wrote:You sure you poured all three capfuls in the drain Captain V? :wink:


Why are you and CD picking on me? You two and jpatlokal are in cahoots!
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Postby tiki » Mon, 08 May 2006 12:31 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
tiki wrote:You sure you poured all three capfuls in the drain Captain V? :wink:


Why are you and CD picking on me? You two and jpatlokal are in cahoots![/quote]

I am NOT Eric :D

Thank you SMS...

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Postby Bafana » Mon, 08 May 2006 1:57 pm

You can also buy a super plunger from Giant, NTUC and some of the Hardware Shop.

This little baby gives you a suction end that you get a good grip with a pump handle to pressureise the gunk through your pipe (just watch out fora ny debris coming back through the overflow point if your doing it to a wash hand basin or bath.
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Postby Carpe Diem » Mon, 08 May 2006 2:03 pm

Bafana wrote:You can also buy a super plunger from Giant, NTUC and some of the Hardware Shop.

This little baby gives you a suction end that you get a good grip with a pump handle to pressureise the gunk through your pipe (just watch out fora ny debris coming back through the overflow point if your doing it to a wash hand basin or bath.


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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 08 May 2006 2:20 pm

We had lots of this problem in all the bathrooms at our current house. Every drain was slow -- we tried everythig, boiling water, every manner of plunger, chemicals (I think Mr. Bailey even procured some black market napalm) nothing worked. Turned out the pipes were completely choked with roots. Roots! Made me wonder, if the roots could get in, what else could... :o
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Postby tiki » Mon, 08 May 2006 2:29 pm

Bafana wrote:You can also buy a super plunger from Giant, NTUC and some of the Hardware Shop.

This little baby gives you a suction end that you get a good grip with a pump handle to pressureise the gunk through your pipe (just watch out fora ny debris coming back through the overflow point if your doing it to a wash hand basin or bath.


That's excellent recommendation Bafana.
I'm sure it will come in handy in the future as well. Long lasting...

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