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Postby Bubbles » Mon, 08 May 2006 2:55 pm

Also be careful how much 'super' pressure you use when using the plunger. Older properties can have plumbing which is more fragile and zap, cracked pipe, flood or big leaks.

Must also warn you of a friend's experience.....she lived in mid floor of 20 story and also had drain problems, which they tried all sorts of solutions for, and eventually they got a power plunger thingie....but it was electrical I think.....and found not just a plumbing water problem but a sewage blockage,.....from some neighbour up above.....and stuff poured in.....etc....and landlord ended up in big dispute with them for putting the problem right.....he said they'd made it much worse and the new plumbing of the whole flat was now down to them....(this ended very acrimoniously with them not renewing their contract with him, even though they liked the flat)
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Postby dot dot dot » Mon, 08 May 2006 4:31 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 Bubbles » Mon, 08 May 2006 5:16 pm

This thread just gets better and better.....

Keep it coming boys....


Doh, another Freudism ....


SORRY, SORRY..... :D :D :D
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Postby tiki » Mon, 08 May 2006 8:39 pm

Bubbles wrote:This thread just gets better and better.....

Keep it coming boys....


Doh, another Freudism ....


SORRY, SORRY..... :D :D :D


Must be bottled up emotions from the litters and ladeez experience back when eh Bubbs :wink:
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Postby ismee » Tue, 09 May 2006 10:26 pm

I tried the boil water..cant solve the prob.
want to turn put the pipe..but the pipe too big..my tool can turn it..haha

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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 09 May 2006 10:31 pm

We had the same problem and used the Kiwi draino stuff. This actually caused more of a problem as the pipes were metal and the kiwi corroded the pipes and it then started leaking. After a bit of DIY it was finally discovered that previous tenants had poured pebbles and marbles from an aquarium dwon the drain. The pipes had to be replaced but was all DIY so don't know how much a plumber would charge.

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Postby tiki » Tue, 09 May 2006 10:33 pm

ismee wrote:I tried the boil water..cant solve the prob.
want to turn put the pipe..but the pipe too big..my tool can turn it..haha


V can sort you out there.. he's not an 'amateur.'
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Postby madwolfie » Tue, 09 May 2006 10:34 pm

Cheekybeek wrote:We had the same problem and used the Kiwi draino stuff. This actually caused more of a problem as the pipes were metal and the kiwi corroded the pipes and it then started leaking. After a bit of DIY it was finally discovered that previous tenants had poured pebbles and marbles from an aquarium dwon the drain. The pipes had to be replaced but was all DIY so don't know how much a plumber would charge.


If interested, PM me the details... could check out for you how much it would cost.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 6:30 am

cheekybeek wrote:We had the same problem and used the Kiwi draino stuff. This actually caused more of a problem as the pipes were metal and the kiwi corroded the pipes and it then started leaking.



I knew someone who lived in Hong Kong a few years ago. They woke up in the middle of the night to their baby daughter screaming. Apparently the maintenance people had put so much lye and godknowswhatelse into the pipes of the apartment above them that it ate through the pipes and dripped onto the crib of their sleeping baby. The child actually needed a series of skin grafts to repair her burned skin.

Be very careful what you use, like HK, Singapore still has some very strong and dangerous chemicals on the shelves.
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Postby Quasimodo » Wed, 10 May 2006 8:40 am

tiki wrote:
ismee wrote:I tried the boil water..cant solve the prob.
want to turn put the pipe..but the pipe too big..my tool can turn it..haha


V can sort you out there.. he's not an 'amateur.'


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