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What would you use down the bath plughole?

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Thomcat Wed 03-Sep-08 15:11:42

The water is taking an age to drain away.
Obviously blocked with hair.
What would you chuck down there to get it moving again?

belgo Wed 03-Sep-08 15:13:07

I use a plunger to get as much of the hair up as possible, you can usually pull up quite a lot.

solo Wed 03-Sep-08 15:17:31

I just looked in the supermarket for a mid priced one tbh. Can't remember what it was though...I actually think that a scoop of cillit bang followed after around 10 minutes by copious amounts of HOT water worked the best though.
Use a hair catcher in future, it's amazing how much dust gets caught up in that along with hair.
My blockage was in the basin, not the bath.

belgo Wed 03-Sep-08 15:22:40

For a really bad blockage, dh has taken the pipes apart and manually cleared it. Mostly I just use the plunger, followed by white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

Thomcat Wed 03-Sep-08 15:25:22

Don't even own a plunge so need to sort that out for starters. Thanks.

southeastastra Wed 03-Sep-08 15:28:15

soda crystals

Thomcat Wed 03-Sep-08 15:29:30

Do I jut throw a handful of crystals down and then run tap?

southeastastra Wed 03-Sep-08 15:34:39

yes i just bung some down and rise with really hot water, good for cleaning washing machines too

FourArms Wed 03-Sep-08 15:35:32

A good squirt of 'cheap' Immac is good if you're sure it's hair. I now use a hair catcher - 59p, much cheaper than the vast quantities of horrific chemicals that I was buying! Just clear it before you have a shower. Much easier dry than wet. wink

PinkPussyCat Wed 03-Sep-08 15:45:59

I found a large paper clip in dh's study and twisted it into a sort of hook shape and got masses of hair from the bath plughole. Gross but satisfying to do!

belgo Wed 03-Sep-08 16:02:31

that's a good idea pinkpussycat! Anything to avoid those nasty killitbang type things - if they can dissolve hair, think how bad they are for the environment.

PinkPussyCat Wed 03-Sep-08 16:08:58

Lol at 'killitbang'grin

onthepier Wed 03-Sep-08 20:45:26

Mr Muscle Sink + Plughole Unblocker, works every time!

PuppyMonkey Wed 03-Sep-08 20:46:45

Soda crystals

Nappyzoneneedssleep Wed 03-Sep-08 20:49:03

i just poke the end of a wooden spoon down mine blush

FuriousGeorge Wed 03-Sep-08 22:50:33

Pair of old tweezers.I shed so much hair that I have to clear it out everytime I wash my hair.

MrsSnorty Wed 03-Sep-08 22:54:40

Is there a screw in the middle of the metal drain thingy? Last time my sink got blocked I unscrewed the screw - the metal bit lifts out and you can then poke the ball of hair/yuk down. (Or try cleaning slightly more often than I do and maybe this doesn't happen blush).

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