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Old 02-20-2010, 10:01 AM  
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It really ticks me off when my wife, who doesn't know beans about anything, calls everything a THINGY. She told me today that the thingy under the sink was leaking. I checked the "thingy" out and saw that there actually was a leak where a white pipe joined a black pipe. The white pipe was sticking out the the sink and was about the length of a ruler with 2 or 3 inches missing. The water was coming out at the top of the black nut where the two pipes came together. My neighbor, who graduated from high-school, told me that the trouble was that my black pipe shouldn't have been doing business with my white pipe. As far as I know, he isn't prejudiced or anything like that — do you think he might have a point?



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...........do you think he might have a point?
Yes, right on top of his head.


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The fastest easiest fix would be to put a pot on the floor under the thingy.

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Default thingy is OK

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my wife, who doesn't know beans about anything
How did she survive into adulthood?

". . .they are biologically superior to men. That's right superior women are more resistant to starvation, fatigue, exposure, shock and illness than men are. ... They are also less inclined than men to congenital baldness [illegible text] of the eyes, improperly developed sweat glands, color blindness of the red green type, day blindness, defective hair follicles, defective [illegible text], defective tooth enamel, double eyelashes, skin cysts, shortsightedness, night blindness, [illegible text] retinal detachment and white occipital locks of hair. . ."

Carrying the unborn is the ultimate important job, and that responsibility goes to . . .?

Women interested in cylinder-shaped thingies that leak? Where are you going with this. . .?
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Many years ago when I was much younger, my "thingy" also had a leak and penicillin took care it.

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Old 02-20-2010, 04:21 PM  
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Having done some homework, I've discoved that black is ABS pipe and white is PVC pipe — it is true they shouldn't be used together. For one thing they sre of different ODs and can only be joined by a very odd looking contrivance that ties them together butt to butt. I'm resolved to either dump the white tailpiece and covert to black or get rid of the black and convert to PVC for a perfect all white slip joint which will produce a leakless thingy.

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But if your black and white thingys are tubular joined with slip joint connections they are neither ABS or, PVC, they would be polypropylene which comes in black and white...

Why don't you take a picture of your leaking thingy and post it...

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But if your black and white thingys are tubular joined with slip joint connections they are neither ABS or, PVC, they would be polypropylene which comes in black and white...

Why don't you take a picture of your leaking thingy and post it...
uhhhh, Bud, he's talking to Packy....I hope....

You are, arn't ya Redwood???
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Packy: Does your sink drain look similar to this:



and is the water leaking out at the top of the trap adapter (where the tail piece from the sink enters the trap adapter)?

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uhhhh, Bud, he's talking to Packy....I hope....

You are, arn't ya Redwood???
I would imagine I was...


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