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Cicero 02-09-2009 02:11 PM

Well that is good news Tiki! Thank your god for small miracles. ;)

Aliantha 02-09-2009 10:01 PM

Our team won trivia night at the local pub last night.

Now we just have to decide what to do with the $40 food and drink voucher. lol I guess we'll buy one round next week. :D

BigV 02-10-2009 12:01 AM

The tub now drains faster than it can fill. An hour with the snake and all the gray water filthmuck that entails didn't do the job. I have a drum trap on the tub. The drain pipe connects to the main drain of the house upstream from the waste stack and the toilet and the sink. I'd run enough hot water through the pipes to make them noticeably warm and still it was slow. We're on the city sewer system, by the way. So I stopped at the store tonight and got a couple jugs of the store brand of mondo draino. The recipe calls for 1/4 jug. I knew that 1/4 jug wouldn't even raise the level in the drum trap halfway to the top outlet, so I poured in the whole jug.

Then I went into the kitchen and started my biggest (working) pot 8 qt and a 4 qt and the teakettle all full of water all on high. The instructions on the jug said wait 15 minutes, longer for stubborn clogs. I was pretty certain that the bulk of the chemical was lounging in the drum trap, but I waited half an hour then took the boiling three plus gallons of water to the tub. As I poured it in the tub filled a little bit, but that's to be expected. The drain wasn't designed to accommodate the tub being filled by buckets of water. But when I was done pouring in the boiling water, the water flowed easily out the drain!

I turned on the hot water full blast while I boiled another three gallons and it never accumulated more than a little puddle the size of a dinner plate around the drain. Success!

classicman 02-10-2009 12:04 AM

Excellent! See, its the little things... :)

BigV 02-10-2009 12:22 AM

Yeah... I'd be happier, though, if it weren't so little that I couldn't see it.... /tmi

BigV 02-10-2009 12:28 AM


Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 532360)
HI Spexx. ;)

Ah.. could you please explain this post?


Shawnee123 02-10-2009 08:55 AM

Only if you'll explain TIA!

I saw Spexxvet drop in yesterday and was happy to see him.

glatt 02-10-2009 12:25 PM

A new family is moving in across the street. Apparently the reclusive single guy who owns the house is going somewhere for a few years to make wine, and has rented out his house to a family from Australia. My wife just called to inform me of this news. The family was at the bus stop this morning, even though they don't move in until the end of the month. They have a boy who is close to my son's age, so that's a bonus.

My wife says they seem nice. Promising.

Shawnee123 02-10-2009 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 532690)
Ah.. could you please explain this post?



Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 532759)
Only if you'll explain TIA!

I saw Spexxvet drop in yesterday and was happy to see him.

This is Africa? :confused:

SteveDallas 02-10-2009 12:32 PM

TIA = Thanks In advance

BigV, have you tried the Drain King? After my neighbor the plumber used one on our bathroom sink, I bought one the next time we had a clog and it worked like a charm.

LabRat 02-10-2009 12:59 PM

Howzat work? Linkie gives no obvious info...

SteveDallas 02-10-2009 01:16 PM

Attach a water source to the Drain King. (It has threads for a standard garden hose. I dropped a hose down and hooked it up to the outside faucet.) Put the Drain King in the drain. Turn the water on. The water pressure inflates the rubber bit to provide an airtight seal, then zaps the clog with repeated spurting.

(Phallic puns? Go for it.)

Trilby 02-10-2009 01:58 PM

TIA? transient ischemic attack.

It means thanks in advance?

the things you learn in the cellar!

Trilby 02-10-2009 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by SteveDallas (Post 532843)
(Phallic puns? Go for it.)

at first I thought that said Phallic guns.

DanaC 02-10-2009 02:15 PM


at first I thought that said Phallic guns.
There are so many exciting images in my mind right now...


making me happy today is: I got my grade for the paper i all but killed m'self getting in the other week...

mid-first *smiles* oh yeah.

First draft, finished at around 10am, or thereabouts, having been up all night. No time to print off and proof could have been awful. Last minute cutting and pasting, half blind from staring at the screen all night, not thinking straight and fading in and out...could have been sooooo bad. Could have been half finished paragraphs and sentences going nowhere from bad cut and paste. Could have been riven with grammatical errors...the last bits I did could just not have made sense, given they were being penned by a brain dead Dani...

Whew. Another bullet dodged.

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