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How to Fix a Blocked Sink with Wickes

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How to Fix a Blocked Sink with Wickes

A blocked sink is blocked generally because food or other waste is caught in the pipe below the sink, but it's normally very easy to fix. Learn how to unblock a sink with this step by step guide from one of our Wickes experts.
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There are many ways to fix a blocked sink. One way is with a plunger or a product like the blaster cup:

1. Place the blaster cup over the plug hole.
2. Block the overflow with a wet cloth and pump.
3. After just a few plunges the blockage should clear.

Another way you can unblock a sink is with liquid drain cleaner. Following the instructions, pour into the plug hole and a fizzing action will occur. Repeat a few times and rinse with warm water.

If this doesn't work, you can use a plumber's snake. To use, carefully push the snake down the drain, twisting to help it around the U bend. When you reach the obstruction pull, twist and push to unblock and then rinse with cold water.

Finally, if the blockage still persists you may have to get underneath the sink and deal with the plumbing directly:

1. Please ensure the water is turned off and then place a bucket or container underneath the trap, to catch any remaining water you might spill.
2. Unscrew the two nuts that hold the trap in place (this may need to be done with a wrench).
3. Once the nuts are undone, remove the trap and empty the water below.
4. Rinse the trap out in a bucket or use a piece of stiff wire to unblock.
5. Replace the trap by retightening the nuts.

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How to Fix a Kitchen Tap with Wickes

A dripping kitchen tap can be incredibly annoying and a waste of water, but fixing a tap can be surprisingly easy. Learn how to fix a kitchen tap with this step by step guide from one of our Wickes experts.
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These are the steps to fix your kitchen tap:

1. Before starting, it's a good idea to understand what you're up against. If water is leaking from the spout you might need to replace the washer, but if water is leaking from beneath the handle you may need to replace the O ring.
2. Next, turn off the tap's water supply and then release the pressure inside by running the tap.
3. Put the plug into the sink to stop small parts falling down the plug hole.

The next steps are different depending on the type of tap you have.

Steps to fix a compression valve tap (features a mechanical device inside the tap that controls the water flow):

1. Remove the handle to expose the valve.
2. Unscrew the cover.
3. Unscrew the valve and remove using an adjustable spanner.
4. Use a screwdriver to remove the washer and replace.
5. Then screw the valve and tap handle back in place. 

Steps to fix a ceramic disk valve tap (features ceramic discs rather than washers inside the tap):

1. Remove the handle cap to expose the valve.
2. Unscrew the valve using an adjustable spanner.
3. Lift out the ceramic disc valve, inspect and clean or replace it.
4. Screw back into place and fit the handle.

Steps for replacing the O ring in the spout:

1. Loosen the nut holding the tap to the sink below using a box spanner.
2. Rotate the tap to get access and remove the grub screw at the back of the spout.
3. Lift the spout out.
4. Prise the O ring off using a screwdriver and replace it.
5. To replace the spout, align the marker on the spout with the groove in the tap body.
6. Tighten the grub screw at the back and the nut underneath.

To replace the O ring in the valve itself, use the technique previously described to remove the valve depending on the type of tap you have then replace the O ring and rebuild the tap as before.

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How to Fix a Leaking Sink with Wickes

One of the most common and frustrating problems in the kitchen is a leaking sink. Learn how to fix a leaking sink with this step by step guide from one of our Wickes experts.
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A leaking sink is generally caused by the washers, between the sink and the strainer. These are the steps to fix a leaking sink:

1. Turn off your water supply in accordance with your water supply.
2. Remove the cabinet doors to ensure easy access below your sink.
3. Place a bucket or container under the strainer.
4. Unscrew the two nuts that hold the waste pipe in place (you may need a wrench to do this).
5. Once undone, remove the pipe and empty the water into the container
below.
6. Disconnect the overflow pipe and unscrew the screw holding the top of the drain to the strainer.
7. Remove the lower half of the strainer unit and lift out upper half of the strainer unit.
8. Clean up the hole.
9. Place the top half of the strainer with the thinner, wider washer on top.
10. Underneath, place the thicker washer and the bottom half of the strainer onto the protruding part of the strainer hanging from above.
11. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw.
12. Reconnect the trap and the overflow pipe and turn the water back on.

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Clogged Drain?

How to do-it-yourself instructional on freeing a clogged drain using a plunger and snake with discussion on the use of a liquid drain opener.
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Today on Repairs101 I've got a sink that won't drain and if you're watching I imagine you've got one, too. I'll take you through your options and show what you can do. I allow the washer to vent into the sink which allows for a build-up of what is just dryer-lint that never made it to the dryer. First line of defense is a plunger. Get a good seal. The plunger is the first line of defense because it's the most eco-friendly choice: use hydraulic pressure to drive through the blockage. Second time trying this and it's not working move to something stronger. This is my snake, inexpensive manual snake that you'll find at any good hardware store. Reason I'm wearing gloves to keep me from coming into contact with the horrible places this little fellow has been. I'm going to unwind and drop it. It's nothing but a spring that's been unwound a bit. It's going to be clear in a few hours. Clear enough that I don't have to bucket it all outside. I'm just going to wait. That's often the best thing you can do with home plumbing. If you can, apply the 24 hour rule which is come back 24 hours later: often organic matter will break down in water in that period of time and clear itself. This isn't going to but it will seep. I've got a Rubbermaid storage bin lid and I'm going to use that to catch the water. Often you undo these by hand. You don't even need a wrench. A lot of options to open that elbow joint. These Channellocks might be overkill. An ordinary pair that you find in anybody's kitchen drawer is all you need. Pipe wrench but they are cumbersome and might damage plastic pipes. There is a new style of pipe wrench. That would be very effective but kind of expensive. I recommend you go with the medium sized Channellocks. If all you've got is a chain wrench or locking chain wrench this will do the job but you're going to have to be careful, as with pipe wrench -- you're dealing with plastics and they don't take a lot. The manufacturer was kind enough to let us know what it is. Slip and Lock Nut Wrench I've had a lot of use for this in boat building. I use it on plastic through-hull fittings. It's a wide jawed adjustable wrench. Very light duty tool. Nice and light you're not as likely to slip and damage a new boat when you're putting in thru-hulls. I'm wearing my respirator with the organic cartridges. Although this isn't a toilet outlet it is connected to all the other toilet outlets in the neighbourhood and the smell coming out of it is ferocious. You're going to want to ventilate the room well and wear a respirator. To my surprise the elbow is clear. The problem is downstream. Before you do anything else you need to shove a rag to plug that hole because the sewage gas is coming up because there's no water trap to stop it. You've got to get something in there fast. I've got my mask on, I've got my gloves on. First thing is back off that nut. I'm going in with the snake. I'm going to use the crank. It's very crude but it works: it allows you to spin. tighten that thumbscrew and the S-turn in the metal allows you to crank then you back it off and feed some more in. It's going a lot further. That is the end. All in but this one foot you see in my hand. I'm going to put my catch-basin here again and slowly pull it out and clean it off. I've got my mask on, my gloves on. I've got a couple of wet rags and my plastic bag ready to receive the snake. Pulling this thing out and feeding it into the bag, cleaning it. This black organic matter, that's what I'm going to avoid coming in contact with and try and catch it all with the rag. Seeing some schmere inside the plastic bag I'm glad I'm using a plastic bag clearly the rag isn't getting it all. I'll put it with the rag and everything in the bag, get this plug back in and get organized to put that water trap back in. You want a nice seat on this seal. Then let this thing pull it down into it. Hopefully that's going to hold. Hand tight is generally tight enough and hand tight on top. This is the critical area here that's going to leak if we have a leak. I'll leave my catch-basin and get some water in it. I don't know that it's running properly but I do know that the trap is full of water the smell can't come from the sewer I can take this dam thing off. It's not over yet, but I'll tell you this: if it doesn't work I'm going to pour Drano down there. That's last line of defence. You might try a product like Drano Max Gel. I've had a lot of success with this in other areas of the house. It's a great product I just wanted to suggest that when you're trying to decide whether or not to use a product like that: consider the fact that the water you're pouring it into is indirectly the same water you're drinking. Sounds like it's going to require more plunging.
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How to Unblock a Bathroom Sink

In today's video I will be showing you how I unblocked my bathroom sink.

I built our bathroom wash stand a couple of years ago, and from time to time, about every 12 months I find that the water is draining out of the sink too slowly.

This is usually a sign that the bottle trap below the sink, and associated waste pipes are getting coated in a thick layer of slimy residue, hair etc. Bathroom sinks have to cope with a lot of products from toothpaste, to shaving and it's not surprising that they get blocked up from time to time.

You have a couple of options in this situation. You could buy a drain unblocker like this or you could do what I do in this video - take the bottle trap off below the sink and give it a proper clean!

One word of advice - use a pair of rubber gloves when you do this job. For one reason or another I forgot to put my gloves on before cleaning the waste pipes - it would have made the job a lot more pleasant if I had!

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- kitchen cloth
- scouring pad
- old paint brush or tooth brush
- household bucket with some water /washing liquid
- or you can try a drain unblocker like this

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How to Remove and Replace a Kitchen Tap with Wickes

Whether you're removing and replacing a tap or fitting a tap from scratch, it's a simple task. Learn how to remove and replace a kitchen tap with this step by step guide from one of our Wickes experts.
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In this tutorial we're removing and replacing a mixer tap. These are the steps to remove and replace your tap:

1. If you're replacing an old tap you'll need to turn off the water supply to your house before removing it. Turn off the water in accordance with your heating system and water supply.
2. Run the kitchen tap to drain the water from the pipes.
3. Remove the cabinet door to get easier access to your tap.
4. Disconnect the hot and cold water supply to the old taps' pipes.
5. Once they're disconnected, undo the nut that holds the tap to the basin using a box spanner.
6. Once the nuts are off, lift the old tap unit out.
7. Place the new tap into the hole making sure the plastic seal is between the tap and the sink.
8. Screw the tap down to the sink from underneath.
9. Wrap some PTFE tape around the thread on the pipe before you screw on the nut to ensure a good seal.
10. Reconnect the hot and cold pipes.
11. Once reconnected, turn the water back on and turn on your new tap.

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How to unclog a kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar !!

How to unclog a kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar! In this DIY tutorial, I will show you an easy step-by-step procedure to properly unclog any kitchen sink’s drain using white vinegar and baking soda, two household items that you probably already have at home and that are safe for the environment.

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The baking soda and white vinegar mixture will create a nice foaming action that will help your drain get rid of grease, old soap residue and other deposits, leaving your drain nice and clean!

My plumber suggested that I perform this routine as part of a regular maintenance at least once a year. No need to hire a an expensive plumber to perform this task. Thanks to my tips and tricks, you can do this on your own and FOR FREE! This video will also help you unclog and drain or pipe such as your drains in any sinks in your house including your kitchen and bathroom.

Here’s how to unclog your kitchen sink in 5 easy steps:
1) Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.
2) Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
3) Pour 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain and let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
4) Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.
5) Run hot tap water for 5 minutes to make sure any remaining gunk is cleared out.

That’s it! It’s that simple!

Disclaimer: try these methods with caution and at your own risk. It works for most people, but depending on how bad your clogged drain is, there is no guarantee that it will work. Always seek professional help or advice from a plumber if you're unsure of what is clogging your drain.

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Many things can block a sink. Food scraps, hair or even tree roots can get into the drains. This video from Bunnings Warehouse will show you how to unblock a sink and flush it with a cleaner to get rid of any residue.

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