Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day two of plumbing woes.....

....as the saga continues. I finally threw in the towel this morning and called a plumber. Neither Kevin nor I could budge the drain ring from the pipe in the sink.

I'm beginning to think I need to change careers. This guy showed up at 2 pm (never mind that I talked to the dispatch gal at 10 am) and within a half hour had completed the task. And the price you ask? A mere $125 and that included the $25 discount in the Yellow Pages book. What a racket! He mentioned that my J pipe needed replacing but he didn't have one in the truck. If I had trouble installing it I could call him. He also said I need to replace my dip tube in the hot water heater but he didn't have that either. 5 stores later I finally found said tube and may take on that challenge tomorrow. I bought my first monkey wrench (made in the USA!) and won't be afraid to use it, starting with the replacement of the dip tube.

Now I'm nothing if not persistent but I could not get that J pipe on without it leaking oceans of water so I relented and called the plumber for help. He's coming tomorrow around 9 am. Hope that doesn't mean noon and another $125.

To keep from going completely stark raving mad while the plumber was working, I finished the straps and pocket for the Holly tote. If all goes well tomorrow I'll head over to see my parents and felt a couple of bags.

I'm going to go and tackle something that should be a lot easier than plumbing -- I need to install a new door closer on my front door. It's closing too fast and clipping me in the back of my heels when I come inside. I'm off to pour myself a glass of wine and get back to work.......

5 comments:

SusanQuilter said...

You sure earned THAT glass of wine!!!

Suzanne said...

Too bad it didn't pay off. The closer was too darn firm and pulled the bracket out of the door jamb. Back to the drawing board.

Darryl Iorio said...

LOL! Don't change careers. Suzanne! Leave the drainage issue to your trusted plumbers! I have a simple plumbing tip to you, though: if your drain is clogged and the power plunger and cleaning solutions don't work, try vinegar and baking soda or use a mechanical snake.

Regards,
Darryl Iorio @ Milani.ca

Levi Eslinger said...

That must've cost you a lot. I hope the result was worth all the expenses. When neglected, plumbing issues could put quite a hole in your pocket due to accumulative repairs. Good job on keeping yourself together amidst all the domestic woes. Levi @ Capital Plumbing

Suzanne said...

Thanks Levi!