We use the mesh strainers in kitchen sinks to catch any food residue
from washing dishes (I don't soak dishes in still water) and in the
tub drain to catch loose hair during showers.
I have a next door neighbor who moved in a few years ago and about
every six weeks, the rooter guy pays them a visit for several hours
using the big machine that shakes up the whole street. The previous
homeowners never rootered in the twenty years that they were in
residence. We've never had to clear our drains until the last year
when I did it myself with a plunger and recently with an auger.
So how common is it to use the strainer? Do people not do it because
it's grody to empty out the strainer and believe that the water will
push the "matter" through the waste pipe?
On 31 Jul 2003 08:49:49 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (what to do)
I use them in both the kitchen and tub drains.
My hair falls out pretty rapidly and I have to empty the strainer
after each shower. One thing I don't like is the water backs up into
the tub several inches before I'm done showering due to the hair
Our sewer line tends to get blocked with tree roots and the management
here has to send a plumber out about twice a year to clean out the
lines. We'll get great drainage for a few months after a cleaning,
then it starts backing up again.
All over the country, governments have been pushing for more and more
sewer lines. It's expensive for residents, and the EPA says disposing
of so much water is an environmental problem. A big percentage of
existing lines are so broken that they need replacement, and there is no
money for it; yet governments keep extending lines.
Sewers make it easy to put in fly-by-night businesses without investing
in wastewater disposal. That's how farmland and forest turn into urban
sprawl. Of course, if you want to rent buildings to tennants for
housing or commercial use, a sewer connection means it's not the
landlord's problem if tennants put something down the drain that would
damage a septic system; it's the municipality's problem.
A copper wire won't mend broken pipes, but it can keep roots away from
That wasn't a waitress. It was a crossdressing customer known to some
as Cindi and others as Chuck. If you don't see a car in the parking lot
with its doors open to air out, you'll be able to eat in peace.
If by chance you meant a long blond hare, we're running a special on
those in August. You can choose yours and scoop it up with a hare net,
and we'll microwave it in savory sauces.
Barbecue Bob serving family-style roast bunny
at convenient restaurants
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