Would I be unreasonable to stick my husbands penis down a blocked pipe to teach him a lesson?
PinotAndPlaydough · 23/06/2017 14:50
Ok so not really but I want to.
Our kitchen sink in blocked, I've used 4 different drain unblockers and taken the ubend apart and it's still blocked.
We need a plumber but as we rent if the blockage turns out to be our fault we have to pay.
I've spen an hour with my head under a sink (whilst looking after two children), I've ruined my dress with chemicals and my husband phones and tells me that 1. He's been pouring fat and oil down the sink after cooking (so we will definitely have to pay for this to be fixed and we can't afford it) and 2. That I should leave it alone and it probably needs a man to look at it and he will sort it after work.
There is literally nothing he can do that I haven't already done.
peekyboo · 23/06/2017 14:56
You probably need the twisty wire doodads to poke it down while you try to shift it. But there's an old Mumsnet thread about it!
Hassled · 23/06/2017 15:07
Handy link to show that Soda Crystals are your friend. Good luck. It's the sort of thing that turns into a complete obsession - I was like a woman possessed when my sink blocked. I couldn't think about anything else.
PartyCityGhoul · 23/06/2017 15:12
You can get terrifying drain unblocking tools (like a huge pipe cleaner) these sort of things which might work. Would certainly allow the chemicals better access. Got a wonderful memory of my dad in a 3 piece suit unblocking ours as my uncle got a load of rice down our drains at a party.
Can I also just say, this is about my favourite response ever to 'you need a man to do it'.
Caretoomuch2017 · 23/06/2017 15:14
This might help as it causes a foaming action and the vinegar will cut through the grease. Just follow the instructions though as it will need to be done in a specific order
OhahIlostmybra · 23/06/2017 15:14
This isn't guaranteed to work, but bicarbonate of soda poured down (loads - whole tub), followed by a bottle of white vinegar - it will fizz and fizz and after about 20 mins pour a kettle of boiling water down. Repeat if needed. Good luck!
Yes, your H is an idiot
BMW6 · 23/06/2017 15:25
Show your DH photos of the fatbergs that regularly block sewers. He is contributing to the problem. If he continues to pour fat down sinks, one day he will flush and instead of going away his shit (and all your neighbours) will overflow the toilet........
Tell him to pour the fat into a container (old empty jar or tin) which can be put into the rubbish bin when full.
AlmostAJillSandwich · 23/06/2017 15:29
Surely everyone knows not to pour hot fat or oil down a drain because it will solidify and block the pipes? What an absolute idiot. I'd have been tempted to snap back that as it was HIM, a man, that blocked it, clearly he knows nothing about pipes and you're far more qualified to be poking about.
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