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Gotdam Lavatory Drain Plugs

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We have some Price Pfister hardware on our bathroom sinks/lavatories.

The drain plugs are the fiddliest goddamn simple things I think I have ever had the displeasure to work on.

This is just to remove them to unclog slow drains.  

Putting them back together is like watchmaking.

Mother.  Fuck.

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Addendum.  It looks like all the major faucet makers use a similar design, and our builder's plumber jury-rigged the thing considerably, making it harder to use.

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Got.  Damn.  Whatever happened to the things with the jointed arm that went down the pipe?  Never had any trouble with those.

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25 minutes ago, slorch said:

removing a drain plug to unclog a drain seems logical...

Perhaps stopper is a more appropriate term.  Because of the dogshit design, it looks like this:

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And there was a bunch of soap scum clotted all over the damn thing.  It's also brushed nickel and I don't think you want to pour a bunch of caustic shit on/around it to unclog the drain.

I started by cleaning the plugs/stoppers and pouring boiling water down the drain, which is the recommended process to avoid pipe damage.  I did eventually go with some caustic shit.

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