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November 16, 2006

waterlogged

last week the U bend under my kitchen sink came apart. after several frustrating attemps to screw it back together, i replaced the washer and the nut and it went together again like magic, seeming more secure than it had in a long time. i left a bucket under it though, just in case.

so this morning while washing out a pan that can't go in the dishwasher, i realize that water is shooting out of the cabinet under the sink. yep, i had come apart again last night while the dishwasher was running. the bucket was full and washing that pan finally caused it to overflow.

so i spent a good twenty minutes or so mopping up water, discovering in the process that my spiffy new mop is for shit for this kind of thing, but my awesome microfiber shop towels are extremely effective.

this process required a couple of trips to the basement which is, of course, flooded, because the gutters are full of leaves.

i am also reminded that the center vent cap over my roof is slightly dislodged, probably by the guys who clean my gutters, so there's probably a small puddle in the attic as well.

and, of course, i get to drive the waterlogged stinky car to work today because his tires are far superior to the no longer stinky other car. i took him up to virginia last weekend and it rained heavily all day sunday. at my usualy stopping place i mopped a couple of cups of water out of the rear footwell with my trusty microfiber towels.

good times.

Posted by lisa at November 16, 2006 08:26 AM

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are the pipes under your sink PVC or metal?
if metal, are you using teflon tape at the joints?
if PVC, can you glue the joint together?

Posted by: xta on November 16, 2006 10:31 AM

they are metal, and i am not. i will try that. thank you!

Posted by: lisa on November 16, 2006 09:14 PM

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