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I've been waiting since 9pm for my bath to drain

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TrampyCat Sun 14-May-17 22:27:36

So I can put some baking soda and vinegar down to try and unblock the bloody thing. I wanted to wash my hair tonight as well but I don't have time now. It is almost done think it'd be quicker to throw a towel in and mop it all out!

AnneOfCleavage Sun 14-May-17 22:55:07

Have you tried a plunger? I was amazed at how much hair/ gunk came up from my shower when it was draining slowly a few weeks back.

LockedOutOfMN Sun 14-May-17 22:56:09

Agree. Plunger and then bung some drain clearing fluid down it tomorrow.

LockedOutOfMN Sun 14-May-17 22:56:25

Can you wash your hair in the basin?

TrampyCat Sun 14-May-17 23:28:29

Will pick up a plunger tomorrow, to be fair it's probably full of my hair I malt loads when I wash my hair! My upstairs smells like vinegar now.

AnthonyPandy Sun 14-May-17 23:29:36

Plunging a blocked plughole is one of life's few pleasures.

fuzzywuzzy Sun 14-May-17 23:33:17

Have you had your drains cleaned? We had a problem withbsth not draining quickly and it all got resolved when we had the outside part where the water drains to cleaned.

Friendofsadgirl Sun 14-May-17 23:36:47

Do you have any hair removal cream, like Nair? If so, put it down the plug hole, leave it for 30 minutes then pour hot water down and it removes the hair.

TrampyCat Sun 14-May-17 23:55:20

Oh that's a clever trick friend!
Will try that if the plunger doesn't work. Would prefer if I could get away with not using chemicals..I have issues with them you could say.

QueenMortifauxcado Mon 15-May-17 00:00:14

Get a master plunger. I spent most of a day trying to unblock a stubborn sink and that sorted it in 5 seconds. There's no satisfaction in it but it works grin

Friendofsadgirl Mon 15-May-17 00:00:55

I normally prefer vinegar and bicarbonate of soda but DD has stupidly long hair and last time it just wouldn't budge. Besides, the Nair was about 5 years old and I was glad to have a use for it

hesterton Mon 15-May-17 00:01:43

Drain snakes are good.

Sunnysidegold Mon 15-May-17 11:47:57

I plunged our shower recently after a couple of weeks of slow draining.even though nothing came out with the hair grabber thing the plunger shifted loads of muck. It was satisfying and stomach churning at the same time.

AnthonyPandy Mon 15-May-17 12:21:07

It was satisfying and stomach churning at the same time.

YES YES YES TO THIS!

Maudlinmaud Mon 15-May-17 12:25:44

I plunged the shower this am. God it's a grim task, there where floating bits of black gunk. I retched. envy Never have to do it with dcs shower so I presume it's my hair loss that is the culprit.

TheStoatIsStoatallyDifferent Mon 15-May-17 13:14:50

Plunging plug holes is the housekeeping sporn

Glittermakeseverythingbetter Mon 15-May-17 15:10:04

Bit late now, but a quick fix if you don't have a plunger, I have just used the heel of my hand, pump up and down on the plughole and it is normally enough to get the water draining again if the bath won't empty.

TrampyCat Mon 15-May-17 16:30:06

Thank you! All fixed! Got a plunger from b&m for 2.99 and got loads of crap up out of drain and did vinegar and bicarb thing and now all is good! I even have clean hair now! grin

Gooseygoosey12345 Mon 15-May-17 16:37:10

You might already do so but make sure you brush your hair right before you get in the bath to remove any loose strands, helps a bit

TrampyCat Tue 16-May-17 01:08:18

Thanks goosy! I don't do that at the min but I will start too, thanks for the tip!

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