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Got'a Flocky


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After we moved into these new digs, I noticed that occasionally the kitchen sink would drain a little slower than before but at least it was draining so I didn't worry about it.  That is until yesterday morning when it dropped into the snail's pace draining mode.  There wasn't any putting it off any longer I had to try and get it opened up.

Looked all over the freaking house for a plumber's friend but could find none.  I remembered leaving mine at the old house for the new owners but I guess the previous owners of this place weren't thinking that way when they left.

OK, got to go to WallyWorld and get some Draino, Plunger and Ice Cream.  No the ice cream didn't have anything to do with this post, we just wanted some.  Got back with all the stuff and started my process.

1. pour about 1/4 bottle into the drain hole and wait 15 minutes or longer if clog is a stubborn one - - - - - so 25 minutes later next step

2. run hot tap water down drain hole - - - - it's not running just backing up - - - chit

3. attack it with the plumbers friend - - - - Lordie at the CRAP that blew back in my face

4. you might have to repeat steps 1 thru 3 - - - - repeating steps 1 thru 3

5. 30 minutes later more hot water and more sucking and blowing and wiping my face

6. got about a 1/3 of a bottle left and still no draining - - so I pour the remainder in

7. after 40 minutes I run some hot water in drain hole and see a ?little? progress

8. get physical with the plumbers friend, wipe off face, get even more physical, etc

9. run hot water, get physical, wipe face, blah blah blah

10. Voila' it's draining, sputter sputter, it's draining good, sputter sputter

Sink drains great now - - you might say I "Got'a Flocky" - eh?

P.S. since no one will claim responsibility for allowing food particles to go down the drain, I will be doing the dishes from now on.



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Em - once you own a home - you own  ALL of the problems.

Why not install a garbage grinder? I've even had them on septic systems with nary a problem then your DW can go back to doing the dishes. My house, she cooks, I do the clean up as for whatever reason, she just cannot figure out how to load the dish washer and have the dishes come out clean

 



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mego. you wouldnt believe what i go through with these kids. i have to re do the dishes. you aught ta see the sink and water when they get through. i have to clean the sink and start over. i find dishes in the sink with food still on em. its just plain lazy. ant i cant seem to get to stop. i find hair balls allover the shack. i caught chancey many times brushin that mop of hair of hers. just pulls it outa that brush and drops it where ever shes at. t j and her could build a bear trap outa their hair that comes outa the brush. proly make a dang good sweater for me out of it.we ben busy and i aint had time to keep up with things around here. im sure yall can see why. you should see the crap im findin. hahaha. i cant find a fork anywhere only 1 plate. their burrien in them dang bed rooms somewhere. i put most all the cookin wear and everthing else in the shed. i only left out what we can get by with. too much for me to keep up with mego.no help. ive rurnt these kids doin everthing for em. now im stuck with it. hahaha, i did have a talk with boo. he sees my delima. i think he mite help me out a bit.their great kids, i just let em go to far.

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Dave W wrote:

Em - once you own a home - you own  ALL of the problems.

Why not install a garbage grinder? I've even had them on septic systems with nary a problem then your DW can go back to doing the dishes. My house, she cooks, I do the clean up as for whatever reason, she just cannot figure out how to load the dish washer and have the dishes come out clean


 You're taking about a disposal right, Dave?  We are on public sewer now and if I have any more problems then that's what I"m going to do.



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I have seen some of my grandkids rooms that wouldn't last but one cleaning from me and those clothes and items on the floor and in the wrong places would NEVER have to be picked up again - - - - that is after the garbage truck pulled away.  My sons put up with their sons cluttering and loosing stuff all the time and that's their business - - - I told them "just tell them to clean their room or you will and after you clean it once and they can't find anything because it was thrown in the trash that problem will not exist any more."



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Friday 9th of November 2012 11:16:29 AM

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We have a garbage disposal, but don't use it because the house was built in 1955 and they used galvinized 3" pipe, and over the years it has lots of corrosion and plugs up really easy, we dump all the food garbage in special bags supplied by the garbage co.and put in the garbage recycle can that they pick up weekly,

There is screen over all the drains to keep out anything that might plug up the drains,, been here for almost 30 years and no problems yet.. Keeping lint out of the drains from the washing machine is the biggest trick,,



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hahaha, it wasnt so bad before we both got down. everything went to heck. t j was in the hospital and er for 3 weeks. i will not leave her there alone. it was tough as heck. then i went in the dang place. actually, they were great, had the best nurses i ever seen. one was at for 49 years. still goin strong and dang good at what she did. the other nurse was a younger girl. bout 35. another winner. they even let me sleep.i kinda got some rest to tell the truth. i had no prolem layin there on my tookus.i have a pitch fork and a grain scoop. i can get it outa here.its bad enough in this rat nest as it is. you wont see no pics for a while. hahaha. t j bein down for dang near a year has made it tough. she did a lot.now, its ben me. hahaha. i think boo is gona pitch in.we talked.em, them drain pipes just build up over time. its the grease and pieces over years. the pipe is proly fins. the best way to clean it out is with a snake then theres a brusk lookin one. it proly all ties in purdy close your house main line.ive had to do this one and the tub "HAIR" long hair. hahaha, and it catches everthing.what are your drain lines, pvc?it cleans up purdy easy.

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oh yeah, with that brush i just use the hot water, kinda heats up the crud.that snake breaks it up to get started. it wont get enough by itself if its the sink and grease is built up in it.

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I suspect that most of my clog was in the p-trap so now I can only pray that it goes on down the main line into the community collection drain - - - - then it's not my problem but the company's. At least I would think not?????

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