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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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Twiggy71 · 23/06/2017 17:22

My shower which is badly plumbed blocks at least every six months ( total bloody pain). I use the drain snake everytime as i've tried everything else over the years.

Madwoman5 · 23/06/2017 17:29

Let him do his man thing. He will then realise you have already done it all. Then you can let him pick up the huge bill for unblocking his mistake.
I can recommend bicarb, vinegar and hot water method though as it works on my sink disasters. Try boiling two kettles of water and pouring down first, then do the plunger to get things moving (block the overflow so it cannot breathe) and then a whole tub of bicarb stuffed down the plughole, then a whole bottle of vinegar then after finished fizzing, two more kettles of water and another bash with the plunger. stand back cos the smell when it shifts is evil!

CheeseCakeSunflowers · 23/06/2017 17:29

The problem may well be underground. You might need to buy a set of drainage rods (lots on ebay) then find a manhole cover outside that connects to your drain and poke them up there.

AdoraBell · 23/06/2017 17:35

I second what Madwoman5 says, except the "stand back" should read "sit yourself down with a Brew while The Man does the above to clear the blockage he has created"

NoSquirrels · 23/06/2017 17:42

Blech. Yes, drain snake is what you need.

chitofftheshovel · 23/06/2017 17:52

Send the one eyed snake down there, I don't need photos cos I can imagine it well enough. However, if you have some eye bleach please do send some this way.

Blossomdeary · 23/06/2017 17:56

Boiling water with detergent (washing up liquid) will emulsify the fat and help it to flow away. But it does depend how much there is and how far down the system it is.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen · 23/06/2017 17:58

Hot water with loads of Fairy liquid.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks · 23/06/2017 18:06

Op you realise next time you sleep with dh you are going to call him Inspector Gadget??

PeaFaceMcgee · 23/06/2017 18:09

Carbolic acid.

grasspigeons · 23/06/2017 18:17

Sometimes washing powder (biological) or dishwasher tablets get rid of grease in the pipes. Or you have to buy a strong chemical.

FretYeNotAllIsShiny · 23/06/2017 18:26

Have you got a wire coathanger in the house? It'll do as a bendy thing at a pinch. Is the downstairs flat also having problems? Des their sink drain into the same pipe? Can you see where the pipe drains out? I last unblocked mine by shoving something up the other end of the pipe.

Timmytoo · 23/06/2017 18:32

Sneak a plumber in before he gets home and claim to have fixed it yourself

SailAwayWithMeHoney · 23/06/2017 18:39

Go go gadget penis πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

No helpful suggestions I'm afraid, but that really made me chortle!

PinotAndPlaydough · 23/06/2017 20:37

Becuse we live in a first floor flat it's really hard to see where the pipe drains out.
I've given up for today, husband has come home taken the pipes apart, declared nothing more could be done and then asked me to put it back together because he can't work out where the washer was meant to go Hmm

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CheshireChat · 23/06/2017 20:44

Tell him he clearly needs a woman to fix? Ask what's happened to the penis magic?!

Bluetrews25 · 23/06/2017 21:10

Get yourself a small plunger, will cost about Β£5. Cover the overflow grille with teatowel, hold it in place, and/or put plug in the drainer sink if you have one attached. Put some hot water in sink then pump away over the plug hole. Should sort it, as the pressure will move down the pipe to where the block is.

outabout · 23/06/2017 21:23

Did I notice a reference to OP putting tuna 'juice' down the bathroom sink? If so I hope it was only the spring water or brine type and not sunflower oil.

PinotAndPlaydough · 23/06/2017 21:30

It was spring water tuna juice, I hate the stuff in oil.

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iago · 23/06/2017 21:48

DO NOT pour fat down pipes! Keep a small plastic container by the sink, pour any fat and cheese/meat/any bits into it and put in garden. Birds will love it. So, unfortunately, will squirrels and rats - bastards - but that is another thread.

BeyondOfbob · 23/06/2017 21:56

You need lye. How does one even buy lye nowerdays?

missymayhemsmum · 23/06/2017 22:18

Where does the kitchen waste pipe run to? You may need to get at it from the other ed, possibly the manhole. Tackle the problem from the bottom up with a bendy rod and from the top with hot water and a plunger. Very therapeutic.
If the sink waste runs to an outside drain, check what might have blocked it, and how far down. My friend had chucked loads of draincleaner down her sink to unblock a drain that was actually blocked with a tennis ball in the outside trap. Good luck dissolving that.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut · 23/06/2017 22:22

Gosh a pp has suggested caustic soda and boiling water. Definitely do not do this! Adding water to caustic soda causes a chemical reaction that can make it explode and it is highly dangerous and will burn you and likely blind you if it gets in your eyes. Adding caustic soda to water is safer but it's still nasty stuff and best avoided unless you know what you're doing and have the proper safety equipment.

Soda crystals are completely different :)

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut · 23/06/2017 22:24

Caustic soda is the active ingredient in many drain cleaners though. It will shift grease.

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