Monday, November 21, 2005

Tub Troubles

Furry Lewis sings "The girl I love, she's got great long curly hair." From this, we can deduce one of two things. Either Furry Lewis was a better amateur plumber than I am or his girl washed her hair outside. Because, believe me, once you've pulled big wads of my hair out of your bathroom drain, you're not feeling so loving towards me. You're definitely not going all the way to Brownsville to see me. I had that fucker apart in two places and it's still draining slow. I'm sure there's some big wad of hair and dirt and dead skin way up there where I can't get to it, but now I'm tired and pissed off, so I'm just going to bed. I can put in light fixtures. I can take in a dress with nothing but a little duct tape and a commercial break. I can even change a tire, if I can get the lug nuts to move. It irritates the piss out of me that I can't get the water out of my tub. Gravity should be on the water's side and the water is heavy and should be able to push whatever's stuck in there out of the way. I wonder if I could get a really long pipe cleaner in there to get things moving. Or firecrackers...


Blogger Kat Coble said...

I don't mean to be simple, but have you tried DranO? That crap works on anything.

11/21/2005 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

I also have long, thick hair, and I have to pull nasty wads of hair out of my tub drain from time to time. Do you have a pair of needle nose pliers? A lot of times, I'll use those to pull the hair wads out, since the pliers can get a bit deeper than my fingers, and that means less hair I've gotta touch.

The other thing I sometimes use is chopsticks. Just make sure you're pulling that shit out, not pushing it farther back in. If worse comes to worse, you might have to buy a plumber's snake. As I recall, they're not cheap. I only had it come to needing a snake once, and I just stole one from St. Mark.

11/21/2005 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger Exador said...

Home Depot has a tool that costs about $2. It's a piece of plastic, about 2 feet long, thin and flexible, with plastic barbs along the edges.
You cram this thing down your drain and yank it back out and it brings all the hair out with it.
It's usually hanging in the bathroom or plumbing isles.

11/22/2005 05:57:00 AM  
Blogger Yankee T said...

I'm a big fan of the Home Depot Hair Killer Tool of which Exador speaks. Both my kids have incredibly thick, curly hair, and I have saved a bunch on Mr. Roto Rooter (the last resort) with that gizmo. Good luck!

11/22/2005 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If his name is Furry, he probably doesn't notice problems with his girl's hair in the tub.


11/22/2005 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Ooo. I'm excited about the Home Depot hair thingy. I can't wait until I have my car and can go get it.

11/22/2005 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger SuperGenius said...

Besides the fact that this home depot tool does what everyone says it will, it is also wonderful becuase you can admire the awesome grossness of all the hair crud you pull out of your drain. I recommend doing it when someone else is around if at all possible so you can share the grossness.

11/22/2005 02:03:00 PM  

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