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Ms. Handyman, or is it Handywoman ???

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1 Ms. Handyman, or is it Handywoman ??? on Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:25 pm

bethk

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Dummy me, let the carrot peels go through the disposal....

DRAIN CLOG !!!! Crap. It's time like this when I do SO wish Mr. Amazing was here to give me "the look" and ask, "what the he** did you do that for?" (he always asks as if I intended to have the sink drain clog.....)

Of course, no rotary drain snake here, NOoooo, of course it's in Ohio (hanging on the wall in the garage ~ I can close my eyes and see it there). I got the drain apart. Thank heavens for the PVC stuff that is just hand tightened. I could not get it to open up with the old "metal clothes hanger straightened out" trick. So, off to Home Depot.

Darn, I did not want to spend $25 on a drain snake when I know Dane will bring it down with him. But wait! for $1.98 they have a handy-dandy plastic thingy that's intended to pull gunk out of drains. What the heck, why not start cheap and go back if it doesn't work? Seemed like a plan to me.

So, back to my icky drain. Back down on the floor (everything is by now covered with layers of newspaper so I have newsprint on my knees, arms, hands....yuck) and I shoved that dohicky as far into the drain line as I could....about 4" and it was stopped. I pulled it out, and there was some of the carrot peels. Kept doin' that until I was then able to push & pull the metal hanger in and catch more. Finally, I thought it was time to test it out.

I put the drain pieces back together and filled the sink with water.....here we go, and, low and behold ~~~~~ SUCCESS !!!

Sure am glad I paid attention all those other times when Dane was the one layin' on the floor with his head stuck under the sink....

2 Re: Ms. Handyman, or is it Handywoman ??? on Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:52 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Yay! Just like Josephine the Plumber. hahahahaha

Thank god it was pvc drainage.

We don't have a sink disposal unit, but we shove down the drain whatever fits.
DD is famous for taking a skewer, and swirling it around to force food into the drain.
I snake them out once a year just for snits and giggles.
First, I suck out the drain with the wet vacuum. Amazing how many tooth pics and plastic food labels etc. gets sucked out.

3 Re: Ms. Handyman, or is it Handywoman ??? on Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:09 pm

Crybaby

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We have a double sink with a garbage disposal on one side. When it gets clogged, all we do is tightly close the other sink and use a plumber's friend -- works like a charm.

I put anything down the disposal that fits. The key is to run the water FIRST and feed the stuff into the disposal gradually.

4 Re: Ms. Handyman, or is it Handywoman ??? on Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:44 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Crybaby wrote:We have a double sink with a garbage disposal on one side.  When it gets clogged, all we do is tightly close the other sink and use a plumber's friend -- works like a charm.  

I put anything down the disposal that fits.  The key is to run the water FIRST and feed the stuff into the disposal gradually.  

Ha Ha Ha ....that's so funny! Force feeding the draid. What a laugh! hahahahahha

If it don't fit in the sink.....we flush it down the toilet!
Once it gets to the street past my house, It's not mine any more! LOL

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