11-21-2016, 08:34 PM
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Hey guys, a very simple question. Have you ever dealt with a clogged sink due to shaving cream? I have been using Proraso shaving cream and this is the first time I have encountered such a problem. the sink clogged and we called the plumbing service, they cleared the clog and said that it was the shaving cream that clogged the sink. I did a quick search in google and found that it does happen. So I just wanted to know if there is anyone here who have experienced a similar situation. If yes, then which shaving cream were you using?

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 11-21-2016, 08:47 PM
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  • evnpar
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I hit my shave sink with a little Liquid Plumber every few weeks to keeps the pipes clear of soap scum.

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 11-21-2016, 09:32 PM
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Fun you bring this subject up.

Our sink clogged up 2-3 weeks ago, and I gave my girl friend the blame for her long hair.
Turns out I think the cause might very well be my use of excessive amounts of overloaded shaving soaps and creams  Hmm

Yes, our sink does clog from thick shaving cream and shaving soaps.......and it is a problem.

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 11-21-2016, 09:36 PM
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(11-21-2016, 09:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Fun you bring this subject up.

Our sink clogged up 2-3 weeks ago, and I gave my girl friend the blame for her long hair.
Turns out I think the cause might very well be my use of excessive amounts of overloaded shaving soaps and creams  Hmm

Yes, our sink does clog from thick shaving cream and shaving soaps.......and it is a problem.

Lol.. Claus, next time it happens.. don't say anything.. shhh.  Tongue




To OP: I didn't know this could happen. How come? The tallow clogs the drain?


Uh-oh.. ours is starting to clog too..

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 11-21-2016, 11:48 PM
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I Otherwise too use Drainex powder to clear off the scum in the shavesink as well as kitchen once a month.

No need to call up plumbers, just leave the powder in the sink for half an hour and then flush it. Seems to work for me.


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 11-22-2016, 06:36 PM
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I pour a kettle full of boiling water down the sink every 2 or 3 weeks to keep it draining properly.  If I don't it gets very slow. If I leave it a few months, it gets very, very slow.  (we only have 1/2 inch pipes in Canada.  I think there might be 3/4 inch in some countries)

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 11-22-2016, 08:14 PM
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Yikes...I missed this thread but clearly was on the same train of thought this morning. Cool

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 11-22-2016, 09:31 PM
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Been using all sorts od soaps and creams and I am a soap/cream hog and have never had an issue, we built the house almost two years ago so maybe I need to take a peek down the drain, I do flush with very hot water after the shave each time and our water is pretty hot and it's also softened water so I wonder if that helps ?

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 11-22-2016, 09:50 PM
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I had to get one of these a while back - the combination of soap residue, beard stubble and my Better Half's long hair got to be too much for the narrow pipe from my sink down to the main bathroom drain.

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 11-23-2016, 02:01 PM
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(11-22-2016, 09:50 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I had to get one of these a while back - the combination of soap residue, beard stubble and my Better Half's long hair got to be too much for the narrow pipe from my sink down to the main bathroom drain.

Where can I buy such a thing ?

I'm in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 11-24-2016, 05:11 AM
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Someone has a formula for cleaning drains using baking soda and hot water.

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