Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bob's bit

On my mind: plumbing. My thought: Darn. Kitchen sinks (both sides) plugged up last night. Darn and double darn. Was getting some water down so I could at least run the dish washer. Both sinks dump into a common pipe which drops down 3 feet or so to go underneath the floor into the basement and then a 10 ft or so run over to the house waste water pipe. Plug is somewhere from after where sinks join together.
So this morning, I cleaned out all the stuff from under the sinks and, because I couldn't find my longer cleanout snake, ran out to Home Depot and bought a new one. Then back home, remove one of the P-traps and run the snake in. Yeah, my poor old aching bones really enjoyed working down underneath the sink and holding up a 2 pound snake machine! Worked the head in about 8 ft and definitely hit a snag. Worked that for a while and then (after another trip to HD for a new P-trap) put everything together.
Did I mention my arms ache from hold the b****** snake housing up in the air while I worked? Not fun. Anyways got the clog partially out of the way and at least when we can use the sink. I think I need to replace the 10 ft run downstairs as it is too level - I need more drop for faster water flow. I'll tackle that in the next couple of weeks. For now, I will just collapse.

Thought you all might find what my other half does..... this is his Facebook posting!!

1 comment:

Joanne Noragon said...

You are my hero. That crostata looks good. I must go read about it.