And so I did. This is no lie. I also threatened it with a hammer but we don't talk about that.
In all fairness, there wasn't anything wrong with the pump per se; it just needed a little bit of love and de-limescaling.
The plumbing from the shower to the pump, on the other hand, needed a bit more work (and prodding with a stick). I probably didn’t help matters with my over exuberance to get the work done (let’s just say that water was draining into the bilges for a little while).
In the end, Rob bought me this:
Who knew a plunger could be so much fun? And who knew how much limescale grit could get stuck in a plug hole?
This really isn’t an exciting post.
We now have a shower that drains remarkably well though.
Shame we don’t actually have any running hot water.
Ooh, could that be job #3?