Absolute dogshit at DIY. Recently the bathroom sink was draining slowly. In the past to my credit I have taken the underneath trap thing apart and poured a load of sludge out and job done. This time I tried the same but all the bits you untwist were stuck and needed to be squeezed open with some force. Then the fuckers didn’t want to go back together, the whole pointless labyrinth of pipes and connectors didn’t line up forcing me to waggle things about swearing all morning. Got it back together, still drained slowly, now it leaked from underneath. Fucking great. Took it all apart again, back together, better but the same and it looked like a seal underneath had perished so I called it a day.
Plumber came out and replaced the dead sink underparts, turned out the slow drainage was from a plant growing in an outside drain. One I had noticed for a while but put off removing because it was in an awkward place for a ladder. He just climbed on a wall.
The moral I find with a lot of things is I try and interfere, it fucks things up then I have to call an expert. I should have just done that to start with. Or removed the tree thing.