Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Probably because I can't do it.

Our bathroom sink is completely clogged. So I tried plunging it. After three DAYS of fruitless plunging, I'd managed to slosh 90% of the water out of the sink and onto the floor. Partial success. Big mess. But the sink was (is) still clogged. I poured the nastiest drain cleaner I could find, the stuff with a skull and crossbones on the label, into it and waited. And waited. And waited some more. Tried plunging AND the drain cleaner. Poured the whole damn bottle in there. Nothing. Got pissed off and decided to get away from it all for awhile and let my blood pressure lower. Came back and the drain cleaner has eaten the plunger. Yes, it has started dissolving it. WTF? It won't dissolve the clog but EATS the damn plunger!? So now there's partially melted, black rubber, mixed with green, nuclear-toxic fluid in my sink and I'm afraid to touch it. It might bite. I think it's alive.

This is why I NEVER do plumbing.

Shit! Shit! Shit!


3beersmoreoften said...

Take the trap apart. Nuff said.

bonsairick said...

Thank you, 3Beers, but I've been avoiding that. The last time I tried to clean the trap, my finger poked right through the wall of the pipe ... seems some IDIOT had been using super-strong drain cleaner which dissolved the pipe from the inside out. Cost $250 to have a plumber come fix the mess.

3beersmoreoften said...

I knew I should have kept my thoughts to myself. Hey, tell me where you keep your valuables and the next time you guys go on a trip I will come over and fix it for you.

bonsairick said...

We don't have any valuables - we have pugs - they eat anything valuable. Like the floor. Yes, they ate the tiles out of the floor. In the shape of Texas (true story). But Sue, being a devout, card-carrying Texan, was delighted. Until they added New Mexico the next day, in the correct geographical location. And a week later, they got ambitious and added Hawaii WAAAYYY on the other side of the room.