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Would I be unreasonable to stick my husbands penis down a blocked pipe to teach him a lesson?

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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 Angry and he will sort it after work.

There is literally nothing he can do that I haven't already done.

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Nikephorus · 23/06/2017 14:51

It would be better if you had a waste disposal Grin

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TheStoic · 23/06/2017 14:52

I guess it depends how big it is...?

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PinotAndPlaydough · 23/06/2017 14:53

Not big enough to clear any issues, I could gaffer tape a wire brush to the end of it though.

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TheStoic · 23/06/2017 14:56

Definitely worth a try, if you've tried everything else.

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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!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/housekeeping/1482253-DH-has-poured-hot-fat-down-the-kitchen-sink-and-its-now-blocked-how-do-we-clear-it

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PinotAndPlaydough · 23/06/2017 15:00

Oh god, now I'm scared about how far back this blockage could be and we live in a first floor flat so it's going to be even harder to shift

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Teddy6767 · 23/06/2017 15:01

Buy some sink unblocker. Got mine from Asda for about £5 and did it a couple of times and it eventually unblocked the pipes completely

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Eve · 23/06/2017 15:03

boiling water and soda crystals?

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SoreFeet1983 · 23/06/2017 15:04

Go back and ask him how he plans to unblock the sink with his tiny penis.

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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.

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IloveBanff · 23/06/2017 15:08

I can't believe anyone could be so idiotic as to pour fat down the sink! What do they expect to happen but a blockage? He should pay for it to be fixed.

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PinotAndPlaydough · 23/06/2017 15:10

He should absolutely pay but we just don't have them money, we would have to put it on a credit card.

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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'.

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GladAllOver · 23/06/2017 15:13

It's bloody stupid to pour fat down the sink. If it doesn't block the sink itself it can block pipes further down and be even more difficult to shift.

His mistake - he fixes it.

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bookgirl1982 · 23/06/2017 15:14

Plenty of boiling water would help start to clear it.

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Caretoomuch2017 · 23/06/2017 15:14

crunchybetty.com/clean-your-drains-baking-soda-vinegar/

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

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mrsglowglow · 23/06/2017 15:14

Have you tried boiling water? Not over his penis but down the sink I should add. I used bleach and then boiling water and it cleared eventually. Good luck!

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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

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mcdog · 23/06/2017 15:16

I vote yes, stick his willy down there!! Idiot man 🙄

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Callalily1234 · 23/06/2017 15:19

Thanks for the link: I liked this bit of advice....
" Once a pipe is TOTALLY blocked, your best options are plunging and rodding."
Sounds like fun to me! Wink

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memyselfandaye · 23/06/2017 15:22

I'm sure I saw something on tv that shifts fat from sinks.

It could have been on a shopping channel, possibly qvc.

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IdlePhilosophy · 23/06/2017 15:22

Have you tried One Shot drain unblocker? It's leathal.

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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.

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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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SofaToad · 23/06/2017 15:34

Spirits of Salts followed by his penis boiling water .Empty the sink first as you need to run the hot tap afterwards.

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