Don't you just hate it when ...

@maddysmommy (16243)
United States
July 3, 2007 7:11pm CST
the toilet clogs up? or the sink gets blocked? or the garbage disposal stops working?!? Yuck, I just spent the last five minutes unclogging the toilet AFTER my son had used it LOL. I don't know what to do with the sink and disposal though, I may just have to call someone in for that as my Macgyver skills don't extend that far LOL
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
4 Jul 07
ewwwww that's disgusting and yes, i hate it!!. Unclogging is one of the most nasty things one must do at home.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I totally agree! I hope it doesn't happen often LOL Thanks for replying!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
4 Jul 07
Nope it doesn't!! thank gosh!! hahaha.
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@sunshinecup (7882)
4 Jul 07
Sounds like just another day here, LOL. We have a HUGE problem with tree roots clogging up our pipes. If we don't catch it soon enough we can end up with raw sewage in our tub. Yes, please feel free to insert really loud YUCK *here*. Hopefully by summer's end we are going to have new pipes in the ground. I can't waite!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Awwwwwwww thats worse than what I just went through! and yeah YUCK that is horrible!
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@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Kitchen Sink - And any sink!
That is one of my biggest Hates! At this moment the plug in my bathroom sink is broken and it's driving me crazy. It just happened out of nowhere and I don't get it. It figures it would happen when nobody is around and I can't call maintenance. I guess I'll just live with it...lol...I have no plumbing skills at all!
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Ugh that would be annoying! thanks for replying ctry!
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@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yes, it stinks, don't it? When I moved to my first, and last, apartment house, the toilet always overflowed on me. I am not so sure as of it was due to it clogging, I just think the septic tank was backed up. It really was terrible, I conplained many of times about the situation, and once it wasn't fixed, we moved. Also, just recently, the icemaker in my freezer got a leak in the line, and water was everywhere. The shut off valve to the water was under the house, and it was dark. We had no flashlight, so it was my idea to fix it with the water spraying into a pan. Unfortunetelly we made an even bigger mess!:P But we eventually got it fixed, so it's all better!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yup, very smelly LOL I'm wondering whether any of the neighbors had any problems with theirs, oh well, at least it's fixed. Thanks for replying!
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@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
4 Jul 07
I know what you mean. Our toilet is constantly getting clogged...and like you it is usually when my son is done in there....hmmmm...what are they eating...lol. We usually don't have sink problems...but maybe you could try some draino..or similar product? We don't have a disposal either...so I am not sure about that one...good luck...I hope you get it all worked out.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yes, makes me wonder what they are eating too LOL I have never heard of draino, so I might look into that too. Thanks icequeen for responding!
• United States
5 Jul 07
If you have PVC pipes, Draino will eat them away over time.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Hmmm maybe I will just stick with baking soda and vinegar then, thanks Celia!
@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Must be frustrating to have to repair all those things, right? My house is fairly new (1 year old) and just imagining when I have to go through all that makes me scary. Repairs cost a lot.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I was thinking whether they do or not~ this would be our first time ever getting any sort of repair man in for something, hmmm I hope I can find someone decent and that charges reasonable prices. Thanks mimatexas for responding. Btw, did you ever get to go and see your brother?
@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I really hope you find someone that will repair your sink at reasonable prices. I convinced my husband to go to San Antonio and I will meet my brother this coming Friday, July 6th. I am very excited!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
That is great mimatexas, hope you have a great time with your brother :)
@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
4 Jul 07
i just clogged the toilet from the bar at the beach today,,,,heheheh!!!!,,,,i know it make anyone mad...this dicussion must be on "going to the toilet" interest!!!!!!!!
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
hahaha! the poor person who has to clean up after you LOL nah kidding. You know I did not know what interest to put it under other than what "keeping the house clean" yeah doesn't make sense but I never thought to create a new interest called "going to the toilet" hahaha, too funny. Thanks for replying!
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• United States
4 Jul 07
.....hey jimbo come here now!!!!!!look at this one...
• United States
4 Jul 07
ohh,,im sorry my friend,,get well soon,i know you must feel so tired and weak ,,maybe a toilet gave you the flu,,,being the president of "going to the toilet" interest must be hard !!
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
13 May 08
EEEEWWWWW, yucky, yucky, I was just about to go have dinner before readin this. I know you have got the problem fixed by now, but thanks for sharing anyway.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
13 May 08
haha i know eww alright and this was posted 10 months ago LOL
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
9 May 08
Now how did I miss this discussion?LOL It was funny so you did make me laugh.heheheh I know I hate when the toliet gets clogged. And kids are always putting too much toliet paper in to clogg them up.LOL I hope by now you got that toliet unclogged.LOL
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
13 May 08
I'm glad I made you laugh. How did everything go Terry?
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
7 Aug 07
yup i do. bleah, so sorry to hear you had to deal with that. by God's grace nothing has happened to my toilet or sink at this point. i think if something goes wrong, I'll try to solve it with one of those suction sticks. if it doesn't work it's off to the yellow pages i go to holler for help. :)
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
13 May 08
I agree yellow pages do come in handy!
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
I hate it most especially if its the toilet. Im glad there are over the counter chemicals now that could help unclog toilet bowls, kitchen sinks etc. If not, oh it was such a hassle and a big problem. I really hate it when things got clogged.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Yup me too, thanks for taking time out to respond hersmart!
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Ya, I hate it, especially the kitchen sink, when the water no longer flow as fast as it should. I would pour hot water and soda over it hoping that it will clear the clog. When situation gets worst, it is mom to the rescue. She always manages to get it done!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Hey bighead (if I can call you that :)), using soda helps does it? cool. I have yet to try the vinegar and baking soda tip as well. I am doing my groceries tommorrow so I will pick up both items and see how I go. Thanks for your tip my friend!
• United States
4 Jul 07
When my kids were little I spent hours upon hours with a plunger in my hand hovered over a toilet. One time in particular, my 2 year old son was in the bathroom one morning and I heard the toilet flush. It flushed again, and again, and again. Now wakened from my slumber I rose to find what was going on. With one last flush he stood there and said, there, it is gone. I raced over to see a huge red apple being sucked down! Well, it didn't go down. Good thing that apples rot, but it does take a while.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
haha, that's funny. I'm not sure how it got blocked but I wouldn't be surprised if my son tried to flush something down there too LOL Thanks for responding ElusiveButterly!
@clocks123 (1229)
• United States
4 Jul 07
yes i hear ya i hate it when the water in the tub dosen't go down as i shower here is what i do with clogs: CUP OF baking soda then cup of white vinegar then follow it with pot of boiling water or use a plunger few times i also put boiling water in sink and toilet
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Thanks clocks123 for the tip :)
• United States
4 Jul 07
We get clogged drains ALL the time because, even though we use a trap to catch my hair in the shower, it still clogs. The sink does too. I use baking soda and vinegar and a drain snake. I do this at least once a month.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Another one that uses vinegar and soda - Vinegar seems to come in handy in a lot of things. Thanks for sharing ceciliarae8!
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
LOL, maddy. I know where you're coming from. I used to have problem with the sink too. The water was too slow to go down and no matter how I tried to fix it, it just wouldn't listen and continue to block the drainage. I called in a plumber to fix it and discovered that the drainage needed a total clean up. The plumber brought in his drainage machine and began sucking out all the dirt and grimes underneath the sink. It took two full hours before my sink was back to its normal shape again.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I may have to call one in later this week if I can't get in and fix it myself. Mind you I don't want to make it worse that it already is, so i might just get a professional LOL
@molusk (857)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
ha-ha-hah...maddysmommy, my friend both of us are now in a bind, aren't we? It got me around 30 minutes trying my analytical skills to successfully solved the problem of our clogged up sink. And thanks to your advice and other mylotters, I was able to cook up a cake. Yup, a real cake, and I call it mylotter's cake in honor of the advices I received from our friends in Mylot. I guess maddysmommy, you really have to call in a plumber for your garbage disposal and sink. I think Macgyver will do just that - call in a plumber
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yup it looks like its going to be a plumber, I hope I find a reasonably priced one too.