Lost plug

1. Nov 6, 2006

wolram

I lost the bath plug, and could not use the one from the kitchen sink as i lost that months ago, (where do they go), any way i came up with the idea of using cling film to block the plug hole, i thought a square of it smoothed over the hole would work well, have you ever tried to get a sheet of cling film smooth? it wrinkles up and sticks to its self no matter how care full you are,
after ten attempts i gave that idea up, looking around for some thing to use as a plug turned up blank, so i decided to brave the shower, the shower head blocked up ages ago, so i tapped an extension hose to the original
short bit, i did get my hair wet before the tape gave way and flooded the
the bathroom, gay day my foot.

2. Nov 6, 2006

matthew baird

use a hand towel, just shove it in there. Works very well, I had to in one of my apartments. Used the same one for a year, leaks a little but good enough.

3. Nov 6, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Yeah, I've done that in hotels before where the drain plug had disappeared...shove in the towel or washcloth. I don't suppose you have a raquetball around? That seems like it would work too. Or something similar.

4. Nov 6, 2006

wolram

I can just about imagine where hotel plugs go, but ones own plugs? it
is such a downer to see a chain with nowt on the end of it
i bet a pound to a penny that mine is in one of the many missing socks
i no longer have a pair to, but where do they go?

5. Nov 6, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I have no idea. I used to think my missing socks just wound up falling behind the dryer or something, but when I moved out of my last house, there wasn't a sock to be found behind the dryer when I pulled it out...nor anywhere else. I wonder if they all go to the same place lost emails and posts go?

Then again, in your case, it could be the ghosts playing tricks on you.

6. Nov 6, 2006

wolram

Doh, MoonB, i have noises not ghosts:tongue2: i wonder if people regularly lose one of a pair of any thing else.

7. Nov 6, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
They seem to often lose one of a pair of glasses.

8. Nov 6, 2006

wolram

You plonker i was wondering for a second or two.

9. Nov 6, 2006

hypatia

NEXT CLASS, PLUG MAKEING 101

One zip-loc baggie, or any plastic bag that can be tied off. Enough dirt or sand/salt to fill the corner of the baggie{big enough to plug the hole, it must be big enough to not FALL IN THE HOLE}. Tie off baggie, tightly. Put in hole.

10. Nov 6, 2006

wolram

:grumpy: Why are women better bodgers than men i would never of though that one up.

11. Nov 7, 2006

brewnog

As soon as I saw the first line I immediately thought "cling film around a ball of blu-tak"!

12. Nov 7, 2006

wolram

Hmmm, so what is in the best bodgers kit box aside from blue tak, zip lock bags?

13. Nov 7, 2006

Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
Hypatia is a genius.

14. Nov 7, 2006

wolram

Well i am a genius too, it is just that the HUP all ways results in negative

15. Nov 7, 2006

brewnog

Cable ties, gaffer tape, and a Leatherman.

The household bodger's kit should contain:

Araldite, some 50mm self tappers, Steel Putty, some stiff wire, a small socket set, a small adjustable spanner, a folding Stanley knife, some nail files, a gas soldering iron, a small set of mole grips, a bradawl, needlenose pliers, a junior hacksaw, and a small ball pein hammer.

16. Nov 7, 2006

NoTime

I had to do major surgery on a washer that got an intestinal blockage from eating a sock.
Found a partially digested one in the dryer to.
The machinery gets hungry now and then

17. Nov 7, 2006

wolram

The machinery is all ways getting the blame, i do not even have a washing machine, and my socks STILL disappear. :grumpy:

18. Nov 7, 2006

Staff: Mentor

When my septic tank started coming up through a downstairs toilet, I filled a plastic trash bag with cat litter and wedged it into the toilet to stop the flow.

19. Nov 7, 2006

Staff: Mentor

20. Nov 7, 2006

Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
. . . . $$\Uparrow$$ Smart and resourceful. I hope t_e is paying attention.

Last edited: Nov 7, 2006