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Mrs Pingu

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Draining board dip. Fixable?
« on: 08 October, 2021, 06:25:17 pm »
Kitchen sink & draining board is stainless steel. Only the draining board doesn't drain into the sink. I suspect someone may have stood on it. It's dished anyway.
Is it worth dragging the washing machine out from underneath to try to ease the board back up a bit or is that likely to be a fruitless exercise which will just end in a draining hill and grumbles?
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #1 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:16:58 pm »
Kitchen sink & draining board is stainless steel. Only the draining board doesn't drain into the sink. I suspect someone may have stood on it. It's dished anyway.
Is it worth dragging the washing machine out from underneath to try to ease the board back up a bit or is that likely to be a fruitless exercise which will just end in a draining hill and grumbles?

From experience probably not worth the trouble and there's no guaranteed of getting it back in shape - while you're taking it out you might as well put in a new one, not that expensive . . . and while you're there do the sink feed pipes have isolator valves? - if not do that too (get the ones with the lever, not the screwdriver operated type)

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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #2 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:36:33 pm »
I never managed to fix ours. Replaced it with a ceramic one.
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #3 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:37:18 pm »
You could try one of those cheap suction dent removal tools for cars. ie attach sucker,create vacuum , then PULL upward.  ::-)

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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #4 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:38:00 pm »
Ha, I wasn't going to take it out! Just push it up from underneath  ;D
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #5 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:43:48 pm »
Ha, I wasn't going to take it out! Just push it up from underneath  ;D

indeed, just leave insitu, attach sucker and pull up.

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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #6 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:52:21 pm »
Isn't a draining board a bit wriggly for a sucker to get a hold?

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #7 on: 08 October, 2021, 08:13:56 pm »
Think it depends on the board, our old one might not have been but the current one probably is.
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #8 on: 08 October, 2021, 08:17:38 pm »
I must do something like this to my draining board.

Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #9 on: 08 October, 2021, 08:23:49 pm »
Many years ago , I placed an old wheel barrow innertube between the top of the washing machine and bottom of the drainer . Inflated it and popped out the crease . It also stopped the washing machine doing the dance of the seven vails . It was a rental so the floor was cream crackered . I don't do rental work any more, there are to many cowboys  involved Yee haw !!! . 
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #10 on: 09 October, 2021, 12:00:27 am »
Could you tilt the house a bit?
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #11 on: 09 October, 2021, 12:46:28 am »
Surely it will be frozen for five  months of the year, so won’t be a problem?
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2021, 08:40:31 am »
Drag out washing machine and put something on top of it that'll push up under the dent when you put it back.  May require poky things and swears to keep in place while pushing machine back in.

Alternatively, cut round seal & lift draining-board to do same. Then swear like a trooper resealing it.
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #13 on: 09 October, 2021, 08:02:30 pm »
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #14 on: 09 October, 2021, 10:04:37 pm »
Well this afternoon Pingu was ignoring me so we didn't pull the washer out.
Instead I got a bit of wood from the garage and levered that in between. It did reduce the dishing, but not enough.
To be continued.
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #15 on: 09 October, 2021, 10:43:33 pm »
This sounds like a good excuse for an expanding foam disaster...
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Re: Draining board dip. Fixable?
« Reply #16 on: 09 October, 2021, 11:09:19 pm »
Do expand on that...
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