Category Archives for Sinks

How to Unblock a Sink Waste-Pipe

how to unblock a sink

Blockages in sinks are usually caused by an accumulation of grease and particles of food. Much of this can be removed by the use of hot water and ordinary kitchen soda. If the soda solution fails to clear the sink … Continue reading

03. July 2011 by admin
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Fitting a Vanity Unit

PREPARING THE UNIT Most units come flat-packed and need no more than a screwdriver to put together. But as with all self-assembly furniture you should read the instructions and identify all the parts before going ahead. Leave the doors off … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Choosing a Bathroom Vanity Unit

CHOOSING AND PLANNING A VANITY UNIT If you are re-equipping the bathroom, think of the vanity unit in terms of the overall design. You may, for example, want to build it into a complete boxed-in run — perhaps incorporating the … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Plumbing for a Vanity Sink Unit

ARRANGING THE PLUMBING Arranging the plumbing for a vanity unit can involve considerable disruption, so it’s as well to get it out of the way and make good before the unit is installed. It’s usually easier to lay on suitable … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Installing a Vanity Sink Unit

INSTALLING A VANITY UNIT A vanity (or vanitory) unit is the rather quaint term used to describe a basin which is set into a floor-standing cupboard or cabinet rather than supported on a pedestal or brackets. Installing one from scratch … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Sink Trap Repairs

DISMANTLING PLASTIC TRAPS Make sure the container you place under the trap is big enough to hold the contents of the sink or basin before you begin dismantling. (See Problem Solver – Problems with Sink Traps) if there is no … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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Clearing a Clogged Sink

  CLEARING CLOGGED SINK TRAPS AND WASTES Sink traps — sometimes called ‘U’ bends — are sections of waste pipe which remain permanently filled with water to stop smells filtering back through the drains. Every water-holding plumbing fitting has one, … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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Shifting Blockages from Clogged Sinks

SHIFTING BLOCKAGES Most traps are easily dismantled, but gaining access to them is often more difficult. For this reason, it’s always worth trying to clear the blockage by simpler means. Plunging works best where there is a single appliance connected … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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Problems with Sink Traps

RE-ASSEMBLING THE TRAP Take care not to damage the rubber seals or over-tighten the nuts when reassembling a plastic trap. Silicone lubricant — as used to make push-fit joints on supply pipes — helps prevent damage to the seals. If … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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