Thursday, October 9, 2014
Yesterday my contractors arrived to install sidewalk and back patio, while I’m busy with their questions my grandson’s new care provider arrives and needs to be trained, and wouldn't you know right at that moment I find my kitchen sink drain line clogged.
Okay I think no biggie I got this. I remove all the piping from under the sink, empty the water that came out, have my gloves on and lots of towels, I get my 25’ x ¼” drain auger out and I work it! Pass the pipe bends (a real arm work out) till all is clear. Remove the auger, reconnect all the pipes, and pour down a gallon or so of boiling water, drain is still blocked!
Today I go and purchase a 50’ x ½” auger, and start the process all over again, I got all 50 feet of the new auger into the pipe! I stepped outside to take a break, get some fresh air and see the progress on the sidewalk and patio. However I saw something I didn't expect, my auger hanging down from my roof. The auger went up the sink’s air vent, rather than through the clogged drain.
I've put some bacteria eating enzymes in the drain, it's running clear as of this morning.
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Monday, December 24, 2012
In 2007 I had new 'chair height' toilets installed. The one in the master bath rocked. It seemed to work fine, no signs of a leak, so just learned to live with the 'rocking toitie'.
December 2011 new hardwood flooring was installed. Master toilet was reinstalled & still rocked as it had before.
One year later December 2012, the new hardwood floor in the master bath started sinking/dipping down near the wall. Floor was ripped out which exposed the soaked sub floor, which in a mobile home is not plywood :-( and underlayment. I've cleaned it & have sprayed a generous amount of bleach, hoping to kill any rot or mold.
I have a dehumidifier, fan and heater going 24/7 in hopes of drying out the soaked sub-floor, my fingers are crossed. Will level with self leveling mud, replace underlayment, replace flange, reinstall hardwood and toilet.
I *think* since the floor is so much higher due to the added underlayment & hardwood flooring that the hardwood floor guy didn't know to maybe use two wax rings or whatever is done to get a good seal with the toilet so far from the flange. More Darling Dump Pics