For those of you who don't know, my kitchen drains have been an issue since... um... February. Yes, I have a landlord (landlady, actually), but the last time I notified her of anything that needed fixing, I heard about it for a good month. So, I have long since taken a fix-it-myself attitude toward my living space.
Anyway, this drain has been slo-go to no-go since February, and I decided earlier today that I wanted to have this problem fixed by midnight tonight.
So I've been working on this off-and-on all day. The "off" part comes when I get frustrated and have to take a break.
I'm on an "off" part now, but it's because I'm waiting for the water I'm boiling to boil. It's a thing.
Anyway, I finally decided--since anti-clog products have done little-to-no good since February--to take the advice of several people and get under the sink and see if I can clear out the U-joints.
I did that at about 9:00. Let me tell you, folks, it's no fun.
First, I could spell "LULL" with the joints that are under the sink on the right. And I could spell "LU" (if it were a word) with the joints under the sink on the left--and I think it has fewer L-joints because of the garbage disposal unit under that sink.
Second, OH MY GOD THE AWFUL STENCH; I THINK I'M GONNA HURL!
Anyway, the sink on the right did have some plug issues, and that's taken care of, but I think there might be a plug issue further along.
So, here's my plan (be it wise or unwise--I doubt anyone will reply in time for me to change my plan either way): I'm going to pour boiling water down the right-hand sink, in the hopes the issue is some grease-related mess past the "LULL"-joints. Also, this will help me to test that I have the "LULL"-joints tightened correctly before I move the bucket under the whole "LU" situation under the left-hand sink.
If this works, I'll have a functioning kitchen again. I'll be able to do dishes, which means I'll be able to cook... which means... well, the possibilities are endless.
I hope to be done soon. A co-worker called just as I was getting under the sink to invite me to come hear her man play in a band somewhere not-far-ish from me. I wasn't planning on going out, but if I get this sink sitch taken care of, I may have to go out to celebrate!
Oh, and the poll results:
HAVE YOU MADE A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION YET?
Not yet, but I will.: 0%
Two people voted.
I'm not sure if I want to keep doing a poll. Feedback?