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Old 01-21-09, 11:42 AM   #1
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What I woke up to this morning

Those with teenagers should be able to relate.

5:45, lying in bed waiting to get up. knock on the door, 17 yo son "Dad, where's the plunger?"
Me "what?" son "where's the plunger?" Me "what? why?"(really dumb question)
5:46, Me (now wide awake) "Wait! stop! don't do anything else!" In the past the 'if it doesn't go down with the first flush, keep flushing till it does rule' was employeed, not good.
5:47, Get out of bed thinking of going to search for the plunger in the unheated garage.
go to MY bathroom to get comfortable, and there it is. Nice and warm and toasty.
5:48, Have the thought of having him do the plunging. Stop to think about what a plunger, a stopped up toilet, and a 17 yo could do to a just refinished bathroom. Refinished in white.
5:49 rethink 'plunging lesson', put pants on.
5:50 go into his(shares with his sister) bathroom, and inspect the 'victim'.
5:50.30 get a feeling of disgust, revulsion and anger when I realise that this was sitting all night long. And pride at the sheer volume and size of the offending 'logs'(you can't take the frat boy out of the man).
5:51 S l o w l y position plunger. push plunger once, twice, three times the charm, away it goes. Flush twice for good measure.
5:52 feel grateful this worked and I didn't have to search for the 'snake'.
5:52 vow to have the kid eat more fibre.
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Old 01-21-09, 12:05 PM   #2
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My boy's learned to use the "tool" at a young age. My older son had allergies and would blow his nose and throw the tissues into the toliet. After 5 or more tissues almost any item from a 'twig to a log" would create a jam due to wadding underneath.

Look at the bright side, you only lost 7 minutes of time and your son got a "new PR".
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disgusting topic for a bike forum.
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Old 01-21-09, 12:36 PM   #4
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disgusting topic for a bike forum.
Do you know where your plunger is? I know exactly where mine is...

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Old 01-21-09, 12:43 PM   #5
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disgusting topic for a bike forum.
Yes, a tad bit OT. Maybe he had to post here because the servers crashed on crapforums.net.
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Old 01-21-09, 01:23 PM   #6
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At least it belongs in Poo, er, I mean Foo..........
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Old 01-21-09, 01:35 PM   #7
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I will never understand why a plunger isn't stored where it is used. I've never had to plunge a garage.
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Old 01-21-09, 01:45 PM   #8
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Do you know where your plunger is? I know exactly where mine is...

Nice compressor
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Old 01-21-09, 01:50 PM   #9
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I will never understand why a plunger isn't stored where it is used. I've never had to plunge a garage.
For the same reason why I don't carry a torque wrench on my bike...
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Old 01-21-09, 02:41 PM   #10
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OOOOoooo...two big red tool boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!One for bike stuff,the other for other tools,right?
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Old 01-21-09, 02:58 PM   #11
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Those with teenagers should be able to relate.

5:45, lying in bed waiting to get up. knock on the door, 17 yo son "Dad, where's the plunger?"
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5:52 vow to have the kid eat more fibre.
Thanks for sharing that. Makes me really glad that my kids are all grown and living in another state.
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Old 01-21-09, 02:58 PM   #12
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I am impressed by your garage. Mine has as much, if not more, stuff - but yours looks tidy! I reckon even I could find things in your garage.
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Old 01-21-09, 03:17 PM   #13
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I just realized that I need to buy a plunger...
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Old 01-21-09, 06:15 PM   #14
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Let make a plunger holder

HI,
Lets invent a nice plunger holder to mount on the back of the toilet like one of those tire pump holders ,
it could work, it would be all nice and hidden behind the toilet ready for use you grab the handle freeing the velcro and you ready for action......
DOug

here's another neat idea...

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Old 01-21-09, 06:48 PM   #15
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You could have at least tried to work something bicycle in there; bike pump, perhaps?

Do you have a lot of snow where you are?

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Old 01-21-09, 06:48 PM   #16
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I think we should vote leob1 off the island.
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Old 01-21-09, 07:08 PM   #17
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thankfully i live alone and have two bathrooms, and at my age, eat LOTS of fiber (fibre f/the Brits)
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Old 01-21-09, 08:00 PM   #18
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Your son was awake enough that early to realize it didn't flush? Don't think it would have computed to either of my teenagers at that hour. And we keep our plunger behind the toilet.
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My boy's learned to use the "tool" at a young age.
While this thread is disgusting and off topic, at least this didn't go where it could have gone.
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Old 01-22-09, 11:46 AM   #20
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Whilst I agree with the posters who have said 'eeooh, TMI!', I feel we should admire Mr Leob's raising a responsible kid even if said kid didn't respect the snoozing hours.

Most teenage males would have taken the 'wasn't me, what's the problem, sort it out yourself, I was on the moon at the time with my buddy Steve, ask his parents' response.

However, credit to Mr Leob for sorting the problem, even though by doing so he's opened the (door? sluice? bowel? parental approval?) for many sizeable repeats
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I just realized that I need to buy a plunger...
I just realized that if I had one of those ceiling-rack thingies I could buy more bikes.
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Old 01-22-09, 12:12 PM   #22
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Hanging it up? I'm not sure I'd want to be around anything that had been sitting under a used plunger.
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Old 01-22-09, 12:40 PM   #23
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I just realized that if I had one of those ceiling-rack thingies I could buy more bikes.
You're only limited to (N + # of rafters) and a bunch of these thingies:
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I'm sorry... I just don't see how this belongs here.
Take it to Foo
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You're only limited to (N + # of rafters) and a bunch of these thingies:
Actually, I found that running a 1 x 4 perpendicular to the rafters and installing hooks mid-way between the rafters as well as on the rafters allows N + (# of rafters * 2). You just need to hang each bike so it is facing the opposite direction from the ones on either side of it so the handlebars don't get in the way of the other bikes.
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