When Your Toilet Gets Clogged

27 06 2007

 

OK fine.  I ADMIT it.  I flushed a *few* paper towels down the toilet.

I was cleaning it at the time.

Anyways, long story short – the toilet clogged and over flowed.

We needed a solution FAST that didn’t include phoning out one of those truly expensive all-night plumbers.

We Googled it.

  1. Empty out as much water from the bowl as you can
  2. Poor a half cup of (good quality) liquid dish soap.  Let it sit for 10-15 minutes
  3. Boil a large kettle or pot of water
  4. Poor the boiling water into the bowl.  Let sit another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Plunge as usual
  6. Flush and VOILA.  The clog will be gone.

As a side note, do not put ‘Liquid Plumber’ into toilets.  It says so right on the package, but last night when I made the run for dish soap I bought a bottle, just in case.  I didn’t read it until I got home (who reads labels anyways. . .  . 😉





Floored

21 04 2007

Mr and Mrs Graham came up yesterday for the weekend, (I’ll blog more about their visit in the coming days)

Mr Graham installed some new flooring in our kitchen.   Its simply fabulous, goes really well with the house.

They arrived just after 12noon, and had the old floor ripped up, floor prepared and the vinyl installed before 4pm on Friday night.