Message from RevStench in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #general
@Perihelion - CA safe =/= high paying. My brother is a diver, no debts in any form, is 22 and will be making 6 figures in a year or two. The higher the risk of dismemberment or death, the higher the wage
I get what you're saying, though
The other high paying work is distorting your mind with extreme autism and suffering social stigma
Lel, yeah, my mom did that. 0/10, don't recommend
@John O - Ironworkers dropped a staircase the other day (didn't secure it properly), my jman and I were on the other side of the wall. Very LOUD boom. Fun stuff. We get a bunch of safety briefings on my jobsite, for a reason.
I told you, bro
How strange is this, a casement window covering a double hung window.
They open just to open the double hung
Probably just over 100 years old
Have you seen that before? We have Victorian mansions here in Louisville and a million Sears and Roebuck catalog homes.
Not that set up, no. I've seen pocket doors abut to casement windows in some old houses, but it seems like people just added random things over generations.
Yeah, I believe that's the case too. People do/did weird things. I see interior storm windows more than I would like. They don't protect the window when they are inside.
They actually rot the window because of moisture.
I see people put plexiglass over the exterior of windows without drilling weep holes, that accelerates the rot.
So is that why you would see that setup? Just random building over time?
Yes sir. The plexiglass is because people are cheap haha
I see people wrap rotting wood in metal, just to sell the house, that's a nightmare. By the time I get to it there is usually hardly any good wood left, and a $400 project starts to turn to thousands.
Sounds like the Winchester Mystery House...
@everyone Any plumbers in here?
Only basic. What's up?
Electrical and HVAC here
Well, the pipe that drains from my washing machine basin to the sewer line is clogged - very clogged. Maybe only draining a cup a minute. I tried using this non-toxic Shaklee drain cleanser (that my mother gave me) a few times (It is a powder that you pour down the drain and activate with hot water), but it has not helped a bit. I bought a hand snake and could only get it about six feet into the pipe (about 12 feet from basin to sewer line) and I pulled up a bit of hair, but that didn't help either. My next next step is to use a heavy duty drain cleaner, but the directs warn not to use it if previous drain cleaners failed and to call a plumber. Do I really need to call a plumber or should I just try a more powerful drain cleaner?
There maybe a bend, and a secondary access point outside the house. Go there, there may be a wad of lint, or a small garment trapped in there. Pray it isn't tree roots.
It will look like a cap wit a square nub.
Well, 12 feet from the basin and floor drain is where the sewer line access is. The cover is 3 & 1/2 metal cap with a 1 & 1/2 in square nub. It was a pain to open, but I could tell by looking inside that the clog is isolated to the laundry drain. There are no issues with back ups when the toilet is flush or someone takes a shower. Now, the floor drain directly below the basin does have a 1 & 1/2 cap with a 1/2 inch square nub. Is that another access point I should try to snake?
If it's the line from the washer. Disconnect the washer and snake that.
@Freiheit - CA That's kind of what my inside sewer line access looks like. I opened it and could see no back up from it and there issues with the shower and toilet causing back ups.
This kind of what my floor drain is like
No, the issue is that it is backing up from the floor drain.
I had a basin mine drained into and it was a big sink basically, some previous tenant had removed the drain filter and lost her panties in the fucking pipe. Months to get that out.
I was able to get the snake under and past the cleaning plug, without removing the cleaning plug, but I could only get it in about 5 feet before it would not go any further. But maybe it would be easier if I removed the cleaning plug? Do you think it would be easier to force the snake through going straight through the cleaning plug rather than under it?
Yeah, that's what the cleaning plug is for isn't it?