Any plumbers around ?

Helloooo !

Just repolaced the waste pipe thing on the kitchen sink as I managed to break the old one off - oops ! Are there special tools to tighten up those collars on the plastic pipes - hand tight doesn't seem to be doing the job ?

Also - hot tap on the downstairs sink is just coming out very very slowly. Hot water upstairs is fine ? Anyone any ideas ?

Worth a go anyway ! Ta !


  • hello no idea
  • Me neither - hence the quessy. Doh !
    Shoulda been a plumber ! Maybe I should sue the careers teacher. Actually I cant remember a single thing he told us. Hmmmm.
  • oh well hows things apart from plumbing?
  • Apart from plumbing things are fine - and I hear the sound of my takeaway arriving at the door ! I'll have to dash ! Be back later though - seeya BB !
  • enjoy coughie
  • Yummie.

    Any plumbers turned up yet ?
  • nite nite mrbb due back soon i hope
  • Phooey. Probably all in the bahamas on their luxury launches.

    So whasssup BB ? Like the pic - is this you or a pic de plume ?
  • not me so must be pic de plume
  • Aha = you've stolen another one. I can't remember how to change my pic, so I'm sticking with this one ! last time I messedround I locked myself out of my own account and was 'cougies stupider clone' for a week.

    So what exciting news have you ? I've been good for the past 2 days, and not posted from work. Hard but had to be done. I see I missed a lot ! Mainly smut. Damn !
  • been shopping, going on hols
    admire your restraint i'm addicted
    lots of smut
  • Oooh - hols. Where are you off to ?
    I had to stop - or else I'm sure I'd end up sacked - it is tooooo addictive.

    Pah - wheres the night time smut. Oh, Wolfy only posts in the daytime ! ;-)
  • nite nite of to eat and wait for mr bb
  • seeya holiday girl.
  • drewdrew ✭✭✭
    Cougie, I'm not a plumber, however have done quite a bit of plumbing in my 180 year old house so to answer your questions

    1. Yes, you can buy special tools for a few quid. Can't remember what they're called but if you pop into B & Q and go to the plumbing part you'll probably see the tools that have big enough jaws to grip.

    2. Sounds like an air block. If you get a bit of hosepipe and connect the cold water tap to the hot water tap and turn them both on the cold water goes into the hot water pipe and removes the air block. Can be a bit messy so get lots of towels out! There are another few reasons but this is the one I've had most often.

    Hope that helps!
  • 180 year old house ? I didn't know they could be that old ! ;-)

    1. Thanks - will do that.

    2. Blimey - that sounds clever - will give that a go ! Cheers !

    I knew it was worth a post.

    Happy Bikng & Running !
  • Did it work Cougie?
  • ok I dont usualy own up to it but I took the oath and now when there are screams for is there a plumber in the house I come over all super heroish.1st waste fittings are usualy only done up hand tight so just check that the rubbers are not twisted or pushed out and also check to see if the hot tap is turning all the way as quite often the spindle has a habit of seizzing up when in a hard water area.
  • A good way to get air locks out is to go behind the washing machine. undo the hot water supply hose from hot water pipe, undo cold water hose from machine and connect to hot water pipe. Turn both on. Then open the hot water taps and wait for the spluttering as the air comes out.

    I'm not a plumber so no warranties offered!
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