Another “FUN” Day at the Ranch (House)

This morning I rolled into the bathroom for the usual stuff and noticed water on the floor. Not too unusual after someone takes a shower. Afterall, in the house, it’s the “Wet room” with a Vanity sink, a tub shower combo, and a toilet. You expect wet. But not this wet. So, since it was near the vanity, it became the culprit. My suspicions were right, but what leaked. So, I looked in the vanity and it was sloshing around. So I started removing wet stuff (easy way of cleaning it out). So was it leaking supply or drain. A quick check pointed to the drain. So, I did a little more looking and dragging everything out of it. The copper part of the drain just under the sink sheared off. Well, I got a bucket to catch stray water. My wife did a quick mopping, and let it dry.

So, the only smart thing to do was meet the crowd for breakfast club at the diner as the usual Friday routine now. The grandkids come too.

Then home to assess the repair. Went to store and got all the parts needed. Had a hard time taking it apart. Then I had to put all the new stuff on, and we’re back in service. Me doing it, parts $30.99. Calling a plumber, a lot more than that. Another success story (I hope, we’ll find out in a day or two). And replaced metal with plastic.

4 Comments

  1. $31 bucks sounds about twice what replacement parts for a bathroom sink P trap ought to run. But, that’s water already down the new drain, and getting a plumber out on a Saturday morning for a low end job would jack the price.

    Fat Robert, my old plumber in California would only respond to emergency calls if I just happened to mention that I had a big cauldron of chicken and dumplings on the stove ready in about an hour. Then he’d hotfoot it right on over, toot sweet. Worked every time.

  2. ropelight says:
    June 23, 2012 at 13:56

    $31 bucks sounds about twice what replacement parts for a bathroom sink P trap ought to run.

    True, but it was more than the trap. The piece that has the drain plug, the lifter stem, and a drain pipe that the P-Trap goes onto, broke into two pieces. So, I had to buy a whole new drain and plug and lifting mechanism, and a hacksaw to saw the corroded one out. Actually I could have reused the old P-Trap, but it was showing signs of corrosion. And of course I had to buy putty for the seal. What the seal will do with it, I don’t know, but he was clapping his flippers. :-)

  3. Got it York, plumber’s putty is your friend. Now it sounds about right. You ever get your Home Repairs merit badge? If not, the Boy Scouts owe you one.

  4. ropelight says:
    June 23, 2012 at 19:07

    Got it York, plumber’s putty is your friend. Now it sounds about right. You ever get your Home Repairs merit badge? If not, the Boy Scouts owe you one.

    No, but I got a Marksman MB. As it turns out, the plastic drain unit is a piece of pure Human Excrement. I went out and bought a brass one and a small tube of silicone. If this leaks, the whole thing goes out the window.

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