Need help with a sink plug

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ethnod, 29 Jul 2014.

  1. Ethnod

    Ethnod

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    Hi Guys,

    Can anyone help me out here? Some advice would be great.
    Have a sink with a gravity plug thingie (very technical there) that has the leaver on the back of the tap. Now the sink is stuck with the plug down and I cant get it back up.
    So over the years this has happened before in other houses and its been simple, you get it back up, adjust the rod and the plug height adjuster and boom, working again... not here. The plug is some how jammed or at least wedged as all hell and the leaver leads to a ball plug of some sort, never seen this design before. I could not explain it really right and taking a picture was a nightmare but I managed to get a video of it, although it is blurry as hell I hope it explains what I am on about. In this vid I have removed the cover nut that was keeping the ball end of the leaver inside the joint so I could expose it and I was hoping to maybe manually push the plug up but no such luck.
    Also the space is so tight that I cant actually get a good luck other than this method as only other way would be to take the base off and not without taking the whole sink apart, something I was hoping to avoid tbh

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frIszpJksUE
    cant get the Youtube tag to work, sorry

    Stopping at 0.05/0.06 will show you the ball socket I was talking about

    Any advice? Questions?
     
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  3. It looks as though the retaining ring behind the ball has broken - the ball should be held in the waste and acts as a pivot.

    If you push the ball firmly into the socket and hold it there then the plug should lift.

    Unfortunately your waste will now leak until the retaining ring is replaced.
     
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  4. jeff the gasman

    jeff the gasman

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    As he said
    You'd make a great porn cameraman!
    Still excited :)
    Jeff
     
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    By the way, discard original waste fitting and push rod.
    Buy a flipper waste no more problems. X
     
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  6. Pop up wastes are only fit for the bin, even before they are out of the box.


    Is the lever hitting the wall?

    Is it possible to remove the trap and push it up manually?
     
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  7. Ethnod

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    Guys, Thanks for all the info. From what you guys have said I then used to get even more info and look up some guides and Its now fixed. It was the plastic piece that was broken I've now replaced that. The main issue was that the stopped had jammed down in and would not come back up but we are all good now. Thanks for all your replies, especially the porn one :p
     
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