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Any tips on unblocking sink -- desperate, it's nearly teatime

(14 Posts)
bakedpotato Fri 29-Jul-05 16:47:10

A plumber had agreed to come, but his mobile is now switched off and he's 20 mins late so is obv starting w/e early.
I've tried caustic soda, plunging, run out of ideas

dinosaur Fri 29-Jul-05 16:48:35

Have you got any of that Mr Muscle sink and drain unblocker?

happymerryberries Fri 29-Jul-05 16:50:20

Boiling water, which helps to melt any greasy gunk

bakedpotato Fri 29-Jul-05 16:51:30

the sink is 3/4 full of black water and smells rank from the caustic soda
am scared of blowing house up if i put anything else in, do you think i should be rash and chance it?

bakedpotato Fri 29-Jul-05 16:52:37

no room for the boiling water

happymerryberries Fri 29-Jul-05 16:53:06

syphon some of the water out

dinosaur Fri 29-Jul-05 16:53:44

No I don't think you should put anything else in atm.

I think you're going to be doing the washing up in the bathroom...

kid Fri 29-Jul-05 16:53:45

How about using a pot or bowl to empty some of the water from the sink first. I know I'd rather get rid of most of the water than risk it overflowing!

Then pour boiling water in to see if that helps?

dinosaur Fri 29-Jul-05 16:54:19

Whre do you live bp? I know a very good plumber in East London?

happymerryberries Fri 29-Jul-05 16:55:19

Don't add any more chemicals to the caustic soda. very important that you don't add bleach

happymerryberries Fri 29-Jul-05 16:56:50

http://www.diynot.com/pages/pl/pl005.php

Migh give you some ideas

bakedpotato Fri 29-Jul-05 16:57:35

oh Dinosaur so kind, does he travel to N London?
Mind you no plumber is going to come out at this time of day on a friday
Thank you HMB for chemical advice
would like to know why this sort of thing always happens late on fri afternoon

bakedpotato Fri 29-Jul-05 16:58:37

(whoops, plumber may be a she of course )

instead of typing 'wink' i just typed 'sink'

dinosaur Sun 31-Jul-05 13:17:55

Oh sorry I didn't see this in time on Friday night! Yikes, have you been stuck with a blocked sink all weekend ?

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