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Saturday, October 15, 2005

More Plumbing Woes

Ok, so I got the drain apart from underneath, sorta. And there was some gunk in one of the pipes, so I took a coathanger apart and "goosed" it out into the bucket. Then I reconnected the pipes, ran a bit of water, and watched it go down. Yay, it went down.....

Into the bucket.

So I tightened the pipe fittings a bit more, and it still was pouring out... so I looked... and the drain lining - the one shaped sorta like a funnel? has cracks in it. Not just cracks, mind you - but cracks that I can see the daylight thru from underneath the sink. Not good. Wet.

So.
Now I have Susan telling me to use Duct Tape (Susan is from Tennessee, where everything is fixed with Duct Tape). I am thinking of going to Menards tomorrow and seeing what I can find in the plumbing department. And I am hating plumbing even more.

One good thing out of all this - when the sink had water in it, I was hearing some "glugg" kind of noises from the drain - so MAYBE the clog is opening up ?? One can but hope. I hate plumbing.

I really really hate plumbing.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Plumbing Suxxors

My kitchen sink is 1/2 clogged up. It's a 2-bowl sink, and the left side is bad, the right side works fine.

So there's this tangle of PVC pipe under the sink in the cupboard, and the left side is now leaking. I've taken part of it apart, but no clog. Next I'll need to run something through the remainder part (it's all put together in a squiggly Y sort of deal to the outside drain), and try to loosen up whatever is clogging it.

I suppose it is stray noodles and beans that sneak down the sink when I'm draining them, even though I'm careful to NOT let them out. Some of them make a break for freedom and slide down before I can catch them. Probably a bit of grease too, although I throw bacon grease in the trash, not the sink!

I hate plumbing though. I like carpentry, and I am ok with electrical, but plumbing suxxors. I hope I don't have to go buy more PVC pipe. Do I have to get some tape or something? I HATE PLUMBING!!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Woot!!

Bank Statement balances.

Life is good.!!!

Well, Paint me purple and call me Irma!

Interesting things are afoot at the Circle-D, Ted!

Last night was rather amazing. I got an e-mail from someone I figured I'd never speak to again.

I've responded, but... this is weird.

Sometimes you just wish things would stay gone.