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Smart Dumbell Sink Drain Waste Removal Tool

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gammy leg, 2 Aug 2018.

  1. Gammy leg

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    Hi,

    Any idea what these are known as in UK. Seems to be a US term and I can't find any in UK. I need to remove some 70yr old sink waste inserts and I'm worried that using long nose pliers and a strong bar method or similar might snap the arms off and cause me a whole lot of pain.

    https://www.plumbingsupply.com/how-to-use-drain-removal-tools.html

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  2. Nige F

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    Way back Monument used to make one - before that I made one out of a piece of steel pipe;) Mainly for installing wastes - removing then usually means cutting off below the basin including the nut. I've looked and can't find one on t'net.
     
  3. Gammy leg

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    Thanks Nige,

    I was in screwfix & Toolstation tonight and they have nothing like it. I've found a few on ebay but they ship from the US and the postage is silly money. 3 times the price of the tool.

    Was also wondering when I finally do get the old ones out, because they are so old, will I have trouble fitting new ones to the existing copper pipework bearing in mind the old stuff will be imperial threads?
     
  4. bobasd

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    are you talkin about a kitchen sink - SS or pot etc ?
    or is it a bathroom wall hung pot basin on a ped or in a vanity?
     
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  5. Nige F

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    Threads have remained the same ;)
     
  6. Gammy leg

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    Bathroom basin and bath. Bath is cast iron I think and the basin is wall hung with a couple of ornate metal brackets screwed into the wall that help support it from underneath.


    Excellent.

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    What's wrong with the old one? If it's period and want to retain the look, you may be able to get it refurbished.
     
  8. Gammy leg

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    They're both well worn. A refurb of the the chrome would be an option I suppose but I'd need to find somewhere local to do it plus would be without a bath & sink for a day or two.

    Worth looking into though.

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    You can get internal wrenches but they're also pricey. Although they do have more uses.
     
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