Basin won’t drain

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  1. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    D51C8259-F7EA-4843-8B20-CBF073A54E2E.jpeg D51C8259-F7EA-4843-8B20-CBF073A54E2E.jpeg Hi
    Got a new bathroom , fitter has left me with a sink that doesn’t drain. I’ve taken out drawers to have a look ,, can anyone spot why please ?
     
  2. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    unscrew top of bottle trap and try to lift trap as it looks like it running uphill put dish under trap first as water may run out
     
  3. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    What sort of a cowboy did you hire to do that for you? Didn't he/she even bother testing it before leaving?
    As ginger tuffs said, it's trying to empty itself uphill!
    Perhaps it was working and the outflow was downhill originally, but the compression coupling on the bottle trap wasn't tight enough and the whole bottle has dropped a bit, thus making the outlet pipe run uphill.
    Push it up and tighten the compression ring. Hopefully it'll hold.
     
  4. Mike58

    Mike58 Screwfix Select

    That small amount of uphill will not stop it draining - the basin is well above that level.
     
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  5. just pumps

    just pumps Screwfix Select

    I suspect there is a word missing from the opening post - properly
     
  6. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    Blocked / restricted trap ,or waste pipework.
     
  7. just pumps

    just pumps Screwfix Select

    With grout?
     
  8. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    anyone's guess JP. The usual culprit is a combination of gunge, around hair !!
     
  9. just pumps

    just pumps Screwfix Select

    Yeah but it`s new terry.
     
  10. Mike83

    Mike83 Screwfix Select

    The vertical telescopic part could be pushed right down and causing issues.
    Or the grey flexi part could also be pushed in to the fitting a bit far.
    Sometimes with these obscure traps The pipe can push far into the fitting.
     
  11. sparky steve

    sparky steve Screwfix Select

    You say “new” if recent? Ask the fitter back to resolve the issue
     
  12. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    The waste pipework isnt likely to be new. Those set ups that come with cabinets with drawers beneath are pants ,and the little bottle traps can block easily , have seen toothpaste tops ,cotton buds ,kids toys partly blocking the centre tube.
    Not yet seen grout ,but that's possible !!
     
  13. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

     
  14. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    31F5D649-0EF0-4B74-A46E-96E5FF528997.jpeg 511473C3-243B-4AE6-80B7-6507D23DC2A4.jpeg There’s no blockage , it’s new and has not been used , the water eventually drains after about a hour.
    I’ve just moved thing up as suggested in 1st n 2nd reply but it’s made no difference.
    The waste piles are not new
     
  15. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    Haha ‘ pipes’
    Thanks for the response everyone :)
     
  16. dcox

    dcox Active Member

    That waste pipe outside doesn’t look like it’s got any fall.
     
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  17. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    Can you take a wider pic of external Pipework ,including where it terminates. It all looks to be running uphill ?
     
  18. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    I’m not there at mo . Will take more pics tomorrow.
    I think it has a fall thought not much of one , the window looks wonky too . I need to improve on my photography!!!
    Thanks again for reply’s everyone
     
  19. Sam gallacher

    Sam gallacher New Member

    Hi
    So I got back to basin issue this morning, undone thing that attaches to pipe that goes outside , shined light and it was block with blue roll ,removed with screw drive, basin now drains ( properly) .
    Really hard to believe that’s how fitter left it n didn’t even try to resolve issue , blamed it on European waste kit .
    But I’m so happy I can use my basin
     

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  20. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    What did you say about there being no blockage !!!!
    Glad your sorted ,thanks for letting us know.
     
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