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Slow drains - my problem, or the landlord's?

I just moved into an apartment a month ago. The bathtub, bathroom sink and kitchen sink drain slowly (but eventually). I don't remember whether they were slow when I moved in. I didn't have a hair strainer on the tub for the first few days so it's entirely possible it's my hair causing the backup (though that doesn't explain the kitchen sink). Is this my problem to fix or theirs? It's getting progressively worse. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 27, 2014 - 44 answers

Real-time plumbing question

There is a handyman in my home right now who is in his 3rd hour of installing a new kitchen sink and faucet. Part of that time was devoted to running out to the hardware store to get the right parts to replace the water shut off valve, which apparently was stripped. That took about a half hour (which was reasonable given the distance). He told me originally that he thought the sink replacement would take about an hour, so minus the hardware store run, it's taken 2 and a half times longer than he estimated. Is the amount of time he's spent so far excessive? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Nov 10, 2013 - 14 answers

Did we buy the wrong sink?

Did we buy the wrong sink? [more inside]
posted by gribbly on Sep 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Everything But the Cliche

For financial and quasi-environmental reasons, I live in a studio apartment with its own bathroom but with a shared kitchen down the hall. It's great except for one thing: I'd love to use my bathroom sink for kitchen-ish purposes, but the faucet and drain are too shallow. Is there anything I can attach to the faucet that'll give it a bit more flexibility - without breaking my lease or calling the plumber? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Plumbing vented inside apartment? Is that OK?

We moved into a new rental last month and after we moved in I notice some unusual plumbing. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Aug 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Can you help me fix this problem with an old sink?

Just moved into a new place, and the oldschool sink (1910s?) has a weird area that collects dirty water. It is, in a word, gross. Anyone have experience with this kind of sink, or suggestions on what to do with it? Pictures of the offending sink inside. [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Mar 6, 2011 - 6 answers

It's my sink and I'll move it if I want to.

I have a sink in my basement I would like to relocate. I would like to do this with a minimum amount of plumbing. I shall explain my intentions with a few pictures and way too many words inside. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Past the p-trap and still clogged up

IANYPlumber: I need some help for the world's most clogged bathroom sink. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me install a sink!

Help me install a sink! [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Jan 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How to fix weird sink smell

Lately the cold water in my bathroom sink has a musty odor when I first turn on the tap. What should I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Clean pipes vs. leaky sink

What did I botch when reconnecting the pipes under my kitchen sink, causing them to start leaking? Picture included below, with the leak indicated. [more inside]
posted by swrittenb on Aug 23, 2009 - 14 answers

How do you find a good plumber?

How does one go about finding a good plumber anyway? [more inside]
posted by Teira on Aug 5, 2009 - 13 answers

What's the best way to go about replacing my kitchen sink and faucet?

What's the best way to go about replacing my kitchen sink and faucet? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Jul 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me shave without a sink!

How do I shave without a sink? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jan 14, 2009 - 29 answers

How is my kitchen like the Internet?

Should I be getting a break on my rent because my kitchen pipes are clogged? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Oct 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Why would room temperature water be coming out of the faucet when I turn on the cold water tap?

When I turn the cold water tap, the faucets in my upstairs bathroom are putting out room temperature water. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Aug 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Help unclog our sink

I need some plumbing help. The drain from our kitchen sink is clogged, and we're trying to fix it DIY-style. [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Mar 18, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I get rid of the moldy smell from my sink?

What can I do about a strong, moldy odor that seems to be coming from my kitchen sink or disposer? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin on Oct 5, 2006 - 16 answers

How can I make my kitchen sink drain fully?

How to fix the drain of my kitchen sink? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Sep 26, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I covert my bathroom sink from two faucets to one?

My bathroom sink has separate faucets for hot and cold. I want it to have one faucet. Can I change this myself, or do I need a plumber? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Nov 12, 2005 - 12 answers

Caulking, and sink attachment. Advice saught.

My pedestal bathroom sink has unstuck itself from the wall (following an earring-retrieval-from-the-drain adventure). There used to be a hinge of caulking that steadied it, but that hinge broke during the earring retrieval, and the screws that hold the sink to the wall often slip through, making leaning on the sink dangerous. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty handy. Can I just peel off the old cauking and recaulk?
posted by onlyconnect on Jan 19, 2004 - 3 answers

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