I have a sink in my house that doesn't have one of those little stick thingies that controls the drain plug. You know what I'm talking about. The problem is, the drain got closed and now I can't reopen it. Do you guys have any suggestions? I pretty much can't use that sink without overflowing it now.
use this thing in pic (i have no idea what you call that in englisch)
>Wrap tape in a circle
>do this a few times in a row
>Lay onto surface in a row
>Press tape down and lift from the loop
Try it m8 :^)
look better you moron
the switch is probably under the sink
there is no way its designed like this so something just broke off probably
go look for a hook underneath or something
Work a fork or a butter knife (something that won't seriously injure you if it slips) under one edge and try to pry it up. Not a good permanent solution but we had to do that with our bathroom sink drain and at least it drains. Get a plumber when you can for a more permanent solution.
I'm not finding a lever
The thing is, it wasn't originally installed, nor was it installed by a plumber. My dad made it himself out of parts so maybe he didn't include a lever
Look, am I just being stupid, but doesn't the stopper in your picture have a little knob on it for pulling it up, just like the IKEA catalog stopper at the top of my picture?
Put the theory of temperature vs foreskin shrivel to use.
If you put icey water in the sink, plug or foreskin will shrink.
Pop right out. u kno?
Just wd40 and pull it out u goober.
Use vicegrips if needs be
This thing is really tight. There's no way I'm prying this thing open.
I have no idea how that will help. I'm not too familiar with the internal workings of drain valves.
Now this is an idea that I'll try :^)
It's really hard to get a picture under there. This is a view from below, good look trying to make sense of this.
It does. Pulling on it does nothing. Twisting it around doesn't help either.
I'm confused is op a woman or just a fucking idiot male?
these pipes look like they are just plugged in
would need a closer look of these parts:
>It does. Pulling on it does nothing. Twisting it around doesn't help either.
My guess is the little rod that goes into the drain opening to hold the stopper in place has gotten corroded or gunk-encrusted and has become stuck. I'd try using pliers to pull the stopper up from the knob, just like
I doubt pictures from under the drain will help much if you didn't have a pop-up drain stopper mechanism there in the first place, like you stated in your original message.
This is where the drain connects with the piping.
I sort of doubt, considering this sink was built only 2 years ago and hasn't been used that much since then. I'll give it a try though
Have the plumbing done up to code by a real plumber in the future, and you'll probably avoid problems like this. I don't know what else to suggest for now, except having a plumber take a look at it if nothing that's been suggested has worked.
This is behind the drain, where the faucet connects to the water things.
Like I said, my dad built it himself. And he had no experience in plumbing, and wasn't even particularly handy.
so, you pull out this one (step 1 red). in dashed u can see it is plugged in.
then u get a bucket which is big enough to contain all the water in the sink.
go on to step 3(yellow) and twist the drain connection off.
Here's another view of my pipes. I tried using pliers, and I figured that would be a good way to break my sink lol.
I'm going to try this. Thanks.
Seems like a reasonable approach, as getting the stopper loose from above doesn't seem to succeed.
One thing I thought is that the cheap-ass stoppers use rubber gaskets to create friction to hold the stopper central rod in the drain. These gaskets will harden with time, and might even become wedged in the drain, making removing the stopper quite difficult.
OP, please keep us updated on your progress on this sink drama!
then rotate the arm
what the fuck are you niggers saying
second what the fuck is with this cheap ass plumbing. and 3rd who the fuck decided to use those pink plastic barrels (im not a plumber i just know enough to make shit work) to connect those supply hoses? Jesus..
status report: i got all the pipes off, just letting it drain into the bucket for a bit
I think the porcelain basin has more holes in it then ended up being used.
calm bro, the plumbing is quite okay, it's just a set with kitchen connections..
and the pink barrels as you call it, is sealing tape for connecting the flexible hoses with the nipple joint..
so, now you should be able to twist this connecting part off, counter clockwise
Look under sink. The thing you pull up and down is probably no longer attached to the popup. Either reattach or go to home depot and get new parts. Not very expensive.
If it's completely fuck ed just get a new pop-up assembly and ask someone there how to replace it. Easy as fuck to fix. Just use some common sense and take a look down there.
there is no pop up assembly like normally, because this is a kitchen drainpipe
it was looking like you can turn it around..
can you loosen it a bit, then you can turn the whole thing out from above
I did it wiggling the pipe around until it was loose enough to twist out. The twisty part was covered with gunk and shit.
sounds good. keep the plug away first and maybe look for another gasket or another plug.
there are some rubber plugs with a ring, so you can attach something for a better pull
Licensed Union plumber here and let me say your father did a terrible job running those pipes lol made it way more difficult then it should of been glad you got it apart op but I would get a real plumber to redo that
i hope you can remember how to put it back together. but you have the pictures to just reverse the steps, so i am full of confidence that you will succeed.
my advice for the future is using one of these