Monday night was one of those nights.
Our home is around 100 years old. It has seen it's fair share of remodeling. Unfortunately, the "flippers" that we bought it from really didn't know what they were doing when it came to plumbing. We're talking breaking code laws kind of ignorance here.
Our kitchen sink is basically in an island in the middle of the kitchen. Surprise, surprise, they didn't do the piping correctly under the sink. It has always drained slowly, we've occasionally had issues with clogs, but Monday night it was game over.
While trying to do the dishes from dinner, the sink was no longer draining. We had a clog that was so large, it rusted out one of the pipes that takes the water from the sink to the main stack down into the sewer. You know what a rusted pipe equals? A hole in the pipe. Which means water everywhere.
Thankfully, in this situation, it was a very limited amount of water. But still - not something I want to deal with.
So Travis worked late into the night getting rid of the old pipe, which had to be in a very awkward spot in our basement. Of course. Then he took a half day yesterday to put in a new PVC pipe, and redo the set up under our sink, which now actually is up to code. I could strangle the guys we had "inspect" our house many moons ago. Seems they didn't know too much either.
Although Trav was working very hard, this is what I came home to yesterday:
Two days worth of dirty dishes, the crock pot from Monday night's dinner, and everything pulled out from under the sink. You can't see it, but behind Travis is every bottle of kitchen cleaner, goo-gone, Febreeze, Windex, and carpet cleaner we own.
Thankfully, God blessed me with a handy husband. He was able to get everything put back into working order last night. Hallelujah! Also, what would have cost us probably over $500 by hiring a plumber, Travis was able to do under $60. So thankful.
You know how great it was to use my kitchen sink this morning? Pretty awesome!
Have you had any emergency DIY scenarios at home? Do you wish you were 15 again? Just sometimes, maybe?