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what do you put down the plughole to get rid of hair blockage?

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cheesesarnie Tue 10-May-11 17:49:43

its not blocked yet but im sure its on its way!

ajandjjmum Tue 10-May-11 17:50:22

DH's fingers to get it out!!! grin

TracyK Tue 10-May-11 17:52:23

My dh gets stuff from B&Q - a bright yellow bottle of stuff - need to do this about twice a year and it clears it completely

bustersmummy Tue 10-May-11 17:53:20

If it's the shower, you can lift the wee plug cover thingy out if you kind of twist and pull

And then there's another thing under it that lifts out and is usually totally grotty and disgusting.

NoCarbsBeforeMarbs Tue 10-May-11 17:54:59

Mr Muscle plughole unblocker.
I have really long hair, and have to do mine every month.

Tried to pull it out once and the smell was revolting. I am a minger

catinboots Tue 10-May-11 17:55:26

Immac. Buy a tube, squeeze it in. Leave for half an hour, rinse and voila - lovely hair-free plugholes smile

cheesesarnie Tue 10-May-11 17:55:37

its the hairs falling out badly,im sure i got half a dead cat out earlier but i was wondering if i should put anything down the hole?

activate Tue 10-May-11 17:56:05

Sulphuric acid from any DIY store - whole bottle slowly - be extremely careful and wear protective gloves, goggles and ventilate well

Sulphuric acid will eat right through anything - including skin

bustersmummy Tue 10-May-11 17:59:08

Didn't you think my description was terribly technical grin

I just realised how dippy I sounded

cheesesarnie Tue 10-May-11 18:17:06

i thought it was great buster!the wee plug cover thingy!far too technical for me!

will get sulphuric acid

Dontbugmemalone Tue 10-May-11 18:29:06

Lots of salt and boiling hot water. Chemical soultions don't help apparently.

Carrotsandcelery Tue 10-May-11 18:32:14

Please be very very careful with sulphuric acid. You could really hurt yourself. Check it won't dissolve your bath or plug as well before you use it.

cheesesarnie Tue 10-May-11 18:39:46

ooooh its a rented house maybe best not too!

what kind of salt?

Ponders Tue 10-May-11 18:42:14

Buster is good & not quite as dangerous as sulphuric acid!

JennyPiccolo Tue 10-May-11 18:43:30

Caustic Soda, you can get it in tesco or that.

shesparkles Tue 10-May-11 18:44:37

dh's toothbrush if he's peed me off grin

dobby2001 Tue 10-May-11 18:47:15

a whole tube of cheap depilatory cream grin seriously, i read it in one of those money saving guides.

I have longish hair and so does DD. I tend to hoik it out after each shower so it dosent build up.

CandiceMariePratt Tue 10-May-11 18:47:42

I have a dentists tool with a hook on each end that I use to pull all the muck out, I find it quite fascinating what comes out.

southeastastra Tue 10-May-11 18:49:36


Dontbugmemalone Tue 10-May-11 19:05:29

Just normal household salt. A plumber once told me it's the best thing for unblocking drains and to do it on a regular basis. I do this and haven't had any problems, thus far.

cheesesarnie Tue 10-May-11 22:24:16


peachybums Tue 10-May-11 22:58:25

Kleeneze do a pair of giant tweezers that do the job! My nan had some i got when she passed away and ive never seen so much hair pulled out!

said Tue 10-May-11 23:04:45

Coffee grounds

BizzeeBee Wed 11-May-11 07:19:29

How do you do the salt and boiling water?

Trying not to sound really stupid here so I'll clarify. How much salt do you use and do you leave it for some time before pouring the boiling water on?

My bath is draining slowly, I can't pull any more hair out. And in my old house we had a leak from under the bath and I have always wondered if it was Mr Muscle unblocker that ate away the pipe as well as what was blocking the pipe, so interested in potentially non-pipe-eating solutions. But I'm now wondering if salt is also corrosive to the drainage pipes? confused

3timesalady Wed 11-May-11 16:13:39

Watching this with interest....

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