Being that it’s Sunday, I’ll do a little bit of a light hearted entry today. I have two daughters. They both have long hair. I like long hair on girls, I think it’s cute, so hey, if they like it, I like it, no worries. What I don’t like is when you end up with a tub that is plugged because, well, there’s a wad of hair in there. You’ve gone through the normal routine of Drano and other approaches, and I don’t own a snake and I don’t want to call a plumber. What’s a guy to do?
Lifehacker posted something a little while back about using your shop vac as a drain opener. Huh?! Seriously, it works like this:
- Put some water in the tub so that it’s at standing level above the drain.
- Turn on the shop vac and put it right on the drain.
- With the seal, let it run back and forth for a few minutes. Add more water and repeat the process.
I will admit, when I read this, I thought it seemed kinda’ weird, but hey, when you need the shower and there’s standing water, and you’ve exhausted all other available options, heck, why not?
So I tried it.
And you know what?
Now, granted, I may be over-enthusiastic, and there may be a problem deeper down the line I’m not aware of, but for a relatively quick fix, don’t discount the ideas that might seem ridiculous out of hand. Be wiling to try a few. You may just be surprised at what actually works ;).