Oh ... Really?

Is it possible to rent a husband?

Apparently, I have angered the Plumbing Gods somehow ...


OK, so my house is rather old ... and was meant to be temporary housing during World War II for workers in Oak Ridge working on the Manhattan Project. But most things have been updated and should be relatively modern. Should be ...

First, my kitchen sink ... it's a single sink and the drain is slow. There was a fork/spoon thing stuck down there, and junk got hung up and the drain would back up. Thinking I was all smart and stuff, I got a big ole wrench and took it apart to clear the drain. Yeah ... real bright. The pipe was all rusted around the threads and I was barely able to get it back together ... it tried to be all leaky and stuff, but I threatened it with that big ole wrench and it quit leaking.

Next, the washing machine ... the drain tube thingy that comes out of the back goes into a pipe that sticks out of the floor behind the washer. Even though the pipe is 2 inches wide, it cannot handle the water coming out of the washer, and it flows over all over the floor. To prevent this, I have to babysit the washer, stopping it when the pipe fills up, then letting it drain, restarting it, pipe fills up, stop the machine, drain ... lather, rinse, repeat.

Then, this morning, the toilet ... the handle thingy connects to a lever on the inside of the tank, and that pulls the chain that lifts the stopper that lets the water through to flush the commode. Only, the lever thingy is rusted and the chain doesn't have anything to hook onto. To flush the potty, one must reach into the tank, find the chain and pull. Then the release has to be just so, so that it seals and water doesn't keep flowing through.

*sigh*

It's lunchtime now ... and I am on my way over to Home Depot to try to explain the above and see if I can fix any of this ...

Maybe I can rent a husband at Home Depot?


Posted by LissaKay on 01/22/07 at 12:00 PM in Home Life
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Not sure about renting but James tells us there is a husband store.

Posted by djuggler on 01/22 at 04:17 PM
 
Snake the washing machine drain tube. The handle on a toilet is easy to replace. Let me know if you have problems and I'll give you a hand. IN the mean time, use the clip on the end of the chain to hang it on the side of the toilet. That way you don't have to reach down into the tank.

Ain't the internet wonderful?

Posted by rich hailey on 01/22 at 06:59 PM
 
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Heh ... funny, Doug!

Rich ... thanks! I will keep the offer in mind. smile

Posted by LissaKay on 01/24 at 01:38 AM
 
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