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Hi all,

We have two identical basins with two identical pop-up waste stoppers (from B&Q, tut!)

One works absolutely fine, but the other gets stuck almost every other time you use it (to the point now where we never put it down, but my girlfriend just forgot about it, put it down, and it took almost half an hour with lots of WD40 and a knife to get it back up again!)

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If I take the O ring off, it mostly goes up and down okay, I think part of the problem is that after taking a knife to it so many times, it's lost it's shape and whilst before lots of WD40 etc it did get stuck a lot, it now mostly gets stuck because of the O ring?

Is it okay to use a sink without the O ring? Or should I get another? Or is the problem something else I've overlooked? (even without the O ring, it's not as clicky as the one that actually works!)

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These click pop ups never have a long life. I had one and it drove me mad and I chucked it and use a chained plug instead. The only ones that seem to work are the lever operated ones.

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Ah I see, thank you... that's a shame, I'm thinking maybe the spinny/flip ones? Although I wouldn't have a clue how to fit something like that :/

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?a ... egories%3C{9372014}/categories%3C{9372035}/categories%3C{9372172}/categories%3C{9392018}/specificationsProductType=basin_wastes___bottle_traps


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blizeH easy enough to fit...

Though to give you an idea how much "certain" stores inflate their prices, have a look at this page.. (about a third of the way down)

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Plumbin ... d20/sd2907

And you'll get free delivery if you spend over £10.. :wink:

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Oh, wow! That's a great price! I think I got mine originally half price so somewhere more in line with that but not only is that still cheaper, I bet it's a lot better quality than B&Q too!

Easy enough to fit sounds good to me as well, thank you - think I'll put in an order :D


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If you do have any problems fitting it (you shouldn't) you know where we all are...

Oh and as aside if your basin has an overflow (Not all do) you'll need the slotted waste, if not the other..

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