Devin normally updated the blog but today I have a fun story to tell. In the master bath room we have a bath tub. I know that is a little bit of a stretch but yes we have a tub in there. Since we moved in the drain slowly leaks. One of Devin's favorite things to do is take a bath. Since the tub slowly drains Devin was getting very frustrated.
One day Devin and I went out and got some ice cream. Any one who knows Devin will be very surprised to know Devin got Reese's peanut butter cups in hers. I had pumpkin spice something or another. I love trying new things. When we were leaving I convinced Devin to go with me to Home Depot. Luckily it was in the same parking lot. I have a weird obsession with hardware stores. I like to look at things like light bulbs. While we were there I told Devin I could fix the bathtub drain. So we got a kit and went home to start the project.
It was amazingly easy to get the old drain out. I was excited things where going good. I then tried to put the new drain in. There was a rubber seal on the top that just would not seal up. I tried again and again to get the drain down far enough and tight enough to get the seal properly. I tried so hard that I broke the the drain while it was it was screwed in very tightly. I then had a broken piece in the tub with no way to get it out.
The next day I went back to home depot and got a new kit and some tap screws to get a hold of the drain. I worked for 3 hours and finally got the broken drain out of the tub. I thought I would be smart and use a part of the new drain that I was not going to use and get the drain out. I screwed in a piece as a tried to turn out the old drain. The drain did not budge but I did break the piece from the drain. I then got some screws drilled in and used some other screws. I was eventually able to get the drain out with about 3 hours of work. I then tried to put in the second drain but there was a problem. It was to short to reach the drain in the tub. No matter what I did I could not reach the drain. At this time I was very frustrated.
A few days later I went to a plumbing supply store that is near my house and they got me hooked up with a third drain. I also asked them what else I would need. They said plumbers putty. I was excited to hear that I was missing something. So I got some plumbers putty and went home, and for the first time the drain sealed up. I was very excited to share my accomplishment. Unfortunately Devin was working at a health fair for school and I was unable to show her so I put in some green die in the tub and sent her a picture text message.
I am a little embarrassed to tell how I was being a goober and not asking for help earlier. It would have saved me lots of time and money. You always learn either from someone experienced or the school of hard knocks. I learned from the second in this instance. I was laughing later after everything calmed down. I also hope you laughed while reading this as well.