Cleaning Pop-up Sink Waste Units


Postby Riverman » Sat May 29, 2010 10:23 am

I have a new bathroom washbasin fitted with a pop-up waste plug. Cleaning is a problem, as scum and deposits build up between the "lid" and the "floor" of the outlet. I was wondering if the "lids" of these pop-up units are removable, either by unscrewing or prising off. I am reluctant to put either kind of pressure on it if it is not designed to do this. Thanks for any help.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun May 30, 2010 7:32 pm

Riverman,
Some bright spark came up with idea of putting a ring at the bottom of the pop-up plug so the actuating rod fitted into it. This makes the pop-up plug impossible to remove from above. Undo the actuating rod (behind the waste) partly retract the rod so you can then remove the pop-up and clean it. Refit the rod and drop in the pop-up - you will have to adjust the length so it seals again.
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Postby Riverman » Mon May 31, 2010 4:44 pm

Many thanks for the information. My mistake for not being clearer, as you have quite reasonably assumed I was talking about a pop-up waste controlled by a lever or knob with connecting rod. What I actually have is one of those spring-loaded jobs that works like a toggle switch. Push it down once and it's closed. Push it again, and it's open. Sorry for not making that clear.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:34 pm

Riverman,
With the spring loaded pop up wastes you should be able to unscrew the chrome cap and gain access to the inside of the waste.
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Postby Riverman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:57 pm

Many thanks!
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