Sunday, April 22, 2012

Plunging a sink on Shabbos


If one's sink or toilet frequently gets stopped up, such that he will need to plunge it, then he may plunge the sink/toliet when it gets stopped up on Shabbos; this is the equivalent of washing dirtied dishes. Otherwise, though, plunging would be viewed as a form of repair.

[Rav Moshe Feinstein adds several sentences later that one may not plunge a sink which is entirely stopped up, but I am not certain whether he is referring to a sink which frequently gets stopped up, or one who does not get stopped up frequently.]

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:40:9)

Have a great day,

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