Getting rid of rotten spud smell...

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15 years 3 months ago #9232 by tigger
Getting rid of rotten spud smell... was created by tigger
...down our sink...

We found a rotten spud in the back of our pantry and for some reason it got chucked in our sink...now the water that had flowed around/over it and down the drain has left the s-bend absolutely reeking, we have tried everything - pouring neat handy andy down there, boiling water, even shower cleaner! - and the smell just will not go away. Opening the door into the kitchen when the house has been shut up for the day is a truly disgusting thing at the moment [xx(].

Can anyone suggest a way of dealing with this that we can try before we resort to undoing the plumbing and scrubbing it out????

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15 years 3 months ago #147626 by organicltd
Get some sodium hydroxide (Caustic soda) mix it with water in the sink, empty the sink and viola................................
a clean pipe.

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15 years 3 months ago #147635 by grannie Mary
Try baking soda in the plughole washed down with vinegar, it'll foam up
Otherwise you may need to undone the drainpipe at the bend under the sid=nk & pull the offender out, dont forget to put a pot under the bend first!!!!

Mary

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It empties today of its strength."

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15 years 3 months ago #147636 by grannie Mary
Just reread your psot, its a really simle job to undo that bend, I can do it & if I can anyone can

Mary

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It empties today of its strength."

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15 years 3 months ago #147661 by judes
hi
Any disgusting smells on your person can be eliminated immediately by washing in a puddle that is a couple of days old so maybe some old puddle water (if available) might help if you tip it down the sink.

Jude
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15 years 3 months ago #147669 by Ghilly
Is it the spud that's stuck down there or just what's left of it?

I'd poke a bit of wire down there and ja-jiggle it about a bit. Then I'd fill the sink with cold water, right up as far as you can without it overflowing when you put your hand in. Once it's full, pull the plug. Then do the baking soda and vinegar thing. No point in trying to kill the smell if the spud is still stuck there. Failing that, make sure you have the right plumbing stuff, like tape and whatever else is used to put pipes together, then do what Grannie Mary said, undo it and give it a blast out with the house and a scrub.

I had to use the full sink method once when I ignored that nagging voice saying, don't change the thermometer battery over the basin. Yup! The new one slipped from my fingers and went straight down the hole. I filled the basin, got Kim to stand by and went outside to the drain and once I had a sieve in place I gave Kim the yell. She pulled out the plug and in a rush of water, out fell the battery.... totally useless but it wasn't in the drain any more. It's a smaller object by far than a spud but you never know. Especially if you hassle it with a bit of wire first.

Good luck

Yakut

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15 years 3 months ago #147678 by maggies mum
Replied by maggies mum on topic Getting rid of rotten spud smell...
Couldn't you shift it with a sink plunger??

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15 years 3 months ago #147681 by foodie
Maybe another spud lurking in the pantry? Sounds like my pantry!

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15 years 3 months ago #147682 by reggit
Nah, it's definitely down the drain! [:I] I tried the plunger bizzo yesterday and then some more boiling water, seems to be fading a bit, but will see how it is today when temps heat up a bit.

It was just water that drained around the spuds in the sink, can't beleive how stinky it's got just from that! [xx(]

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