Message from Rick in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #general

2018-03-01 17:05:00 UTC  

The other high paying work is distorting your mind with extreme autism and suffering social stigma

2018-03-01 17:15:59 UTC  

Lel, yeah, my mom did that. 0/10, don't recommend

2018-03-04 02:17:19 UTC  

@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.

2018-03-04 05:10:02 UTC  

I told you, bro

2018-03-07 19:09:25 UTC  

How strange is this, a casement window covering a double hung window.

2018-03-07 19:09:29 UTC

2018-03-07 19:10:05 UTC  

They open just to open the double hung

2018-03-07 19:10:14 UTC  


2018-03-07 19:17:13 UTC  

@RevStench how old's the house?

2018-03-07 19:26:55 UTC  

Probably just over 100 years old

2018-03-07 19:26:57 UTC  
2018-03-07 19:29:17 UTC  

Have you seen that before? We have Victorian mansions here in Louisville and a million Sears and Roebuck catalog homes.

2018-03-07 19:32:32 UTC  

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.

2018-03-07 19:37:33 UTC  

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.

2018-03-07 19:38:10 UTC  

They actually rot the window because of moisture.

2018-03-07 19:40:19 UTC  

I see people put plexiglass over the exterior of windows without drilling weep holes, that accelerates the rot.

2018-03-07 19:41:24 UTC  

So is that why you would see that setup? Just random building over time?

2018-03-07 19:42:05 UTC  

Yes sir. The plexiglass is because people are cheap haha

2018-03-07 19:44:43 UTC  

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.

2018-03-09 08:23:43 UTC  

Sounds like the Winchester Mystery House...

2018-03-11 21:09:22 UTC  

@everyone Any plumbers in here?

2018-03-11 21:09:43 UTC  

Only basic. What's up?

2018-03-11 21:10:57 UTC  

Electrical and HVAC here

2018-03-11 21:11:02 UTC  

Sorry bro

2018-03-11 21:11:55 UTC  

@Rick what's the question?

2018-03-11 21:16:06 UTC  

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?

2018-03-11 21:18:29 UTC  

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.

2018-03-11 21:20:29 UTC  


2018-03-11 21:22:11 UTC  

It will look like a cap wit a square nub.

2018-03-11 21:26:15 UTC

2018-03-11 21:26:23 UTC  

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?

2018-03-11 21:29:49 UTC  

If it's the line from the washer. Disconnect the washer and snake that.

2018-03-11 21:30:25 UTC  

@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.

2018-03-11 21:30:35 UTC  

This kind of what my floor drain is like

2018-03-11 21:30:39 UTC

2018-03-11 21:31:15 UTC  

No, the issue is that it is backing up from the floor drain.

2018-03-11 21:32:05 UTC  

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.

2018-03-11 21:33:50 UTC  

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?

2018-03-11 21:34:34 UTC  

Yeah, that's what the cleaning plug is for isn't it?

2018-03-11 21:35:15 UTC  

Only removed for cleaning was my assumption.

2018-03-11 21:36:18 UTC  

indeed. I just took it off with the pipe wrench I used to open the sewer drain. That is the only thing that has went easy so far. I will try pushing the snake through that way. Thanks!