flarenut (flarenut) wrote,

Helpful household hint

If your toilet is clogged (as for example by a 5-year-old using way, way too much toilet paper) and the plunger and the snake have already failed, you might want to consider enclosing the head of a toilet brush in a sturdy plastic bag (say, a 1-quart freezer ziplock, filling the bag partially with water, and then sealing the end of the bag tightly around the handle with a rubber band.  The resulting balloonlike thingy makes a much better seal against the interior of the waste channel than does a plunger, and a few dozen back-and-forth pressure/suction cycles might just loosen the obstruction.

If I had come up with this idea first thing on being awakened this morning, the day would have been much more pleasant.

  • Appliance love

    via firecat Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, underline the ones you use at least…

  • A carnivore's dilemma

    I like meat. A lot. (If you don't, you'll probably want to stop reading now) But in the US, if you cook with meat -- unless you're obsessive about…

  • The ever-filled pot

    So last night I took out a quart container of lentils that had been in the freezer since 2008 or so. There was a little ham in them when I cooked…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded