Corrosion

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Gummo, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Any idea what's caused the corrosion to my plug-hole rim? Is it a DIY task to replace?

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  2. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Could be a variety of issues from poor quality parts to attack from various bathroom products.

    Standard replacement parts readily available and certainly diyable. Have a flick through hosts catalogue and ask questions if you need any help....
     
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  3. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Thanks - what tool would I need?
     
  4. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

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  5. Isitreally

    Isitreally Active Member

    Do you use products like Cillit Bang or other Acid based cleaners.
     
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Another one who like to use a sealant on the parts, 'Plumbers Gold' is what I use.
    Alway like to bed basin,bath sink outlets on a bead of it, despite the sealing washers.
     
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  7. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Sticky stuff...don't get it on your hands :D
     
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  8. The Teach

    The Teach Active Member

    Some drain cleaning chemicals will eat away at chromed fittings but not straight away o_O.
     
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  9. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Thanks everyone with you fine
    I think this might be the culprit although I only used it twice in the four years the sink was installed. Bleach would be the only other liquid used with frequency.
     
  10. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Thanks everyone for your valuable advice.
     
  11. The Teach

    The Teach Active Member

    Great stuff when used on materials suitable,cant say more as the bleach companies have deeper pockets than me.

    Dilute fairy liquid (As an example) is the best wash down approach,if its harsh to handle then its also harsh to your plumbing pipework.
     
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  12. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Cheers Teach.
     
  13. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    I successfully replaced the waste today (plumber's mait) - took me approx. 5 hours (I know). Look at the extent of the corrosion.

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  14. nigel willson

    nigel willson Well-Known Member

    Good thing ur not paid hourly!.lol
     
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  15. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    I don't get paid at all. :(
     
  16. The Teach

    The Teach Active Member

    Or charge hourly !
    local company here charges
    Standard Rates (per hour)
    Rates Mon–Fri
    7am–7pm
    Plumbing £100.00 + material + vat.
     
  17. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    The wife owes me £500.
     
  18. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Yeah. Cheap materials. Need brass base.

    That looks like a cast alloy, copper coated and chromed.

    By the way, NEVER use Harpic on Chrome!

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
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  19. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Cheers comrade.
     

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