Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"Take the plunge" has new meaning...

Ya know, I never really thought I would be one to endorse products, but thanks to David, I have found a gem I need to give a plug. Eh, maybe not the best choice of words...

I had a little problem with the commode, in that it became stopped up. Terribly. Messily. Yucky. I tried the plunger several times, to no avail. I called Elizabeth to ask if David could recommend a plumber in the area. I mean, this is not a problem that I care to have a family member try to come take care of. That's toooooooo big of a favor to ask.

He recommended that before I go to the expense of a plumber, to try an air powered plunger. Who knew there were such things??? Not me. I googled it, about the same time that Elizabeth was googling it, and we each discovered they were reasonably priced, and available at the local big box store (Lowe's, in this case). I initially thought, ewww, this is going to be messy. But surprise, surprise, it wasn't bad. It has the pump action of maybe a bicycle pump, or a syringe. Stick it down to the drain hole, pump it a few times, and wah lah, it's flowing free. All for $9.95 plus tax. What a deal. And, it has an additional small suction cup that allows it to unplug sinks. Of course, you do want to clean it mightily with bleach water after using.

So there's my endorsement of the day. The official name is the Plung-It, made by Cobra. Not a bad thing to have in your arsenal of supplies.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

it's a toilet, not a commode hahaha

Hip Hop said...

lol..thanks for the "props" and all, but this isn't what I was recommending. I used one that uses a CO2 cartridge for each "plunge". It's so powerful that if you have 2 toilets in close proximty to each other you have to close the lid on the second one first. But since this worked..... I'll take the credit. haha

elsie123 said...

Sigh. Try to give someone a pat on the back, and two someones come back at ya with corrections! That's alright, it worked. And I didn't see anything that had a co2 cartridge....

Hey, at least you read my blogs!

Elizabeth said...

no no no.. not trying to correct you

Karen Joy said...

Some days it just does not pay, does it elsie. Oh, well, glad your commode (that is another acceptable word for toilet) is working for you now.

elsie123 said...

thanks, kj. see there, liz???? commode is okay!