I posted this message for my facebook readers:
$10 amazon giftcard to whoever can guess what was down the drain at our rental house, causing the sink to not work. It’s definitely not something you’d expect. Go!
The responses were hysterical! Lots of great guesses!
3 Silicone Caulk Tubes. Yes.
Apparently, someone decided to be ugly and climb on the roof and drop 3 silicone tubes down the vent that runs into the sink drain. We tried everything to unplug the sink – the auger, water bladder, and chemicals. Nothing worked. It wouldn’t budge.
Finally we went in through the drywall in one of the bedrooms and cut the pipe where we thought the blockage was. We were very surprised to find a tube of silicone caulk.
Even more surprised (and quite a bit angry) to discover another, and then another. We haven’t gotten the 3rd one out yet – need a much longer hook or something to fish it out than we had at the time.
Sigh. This rental stuff is for the birds.
Since no one guessed it correctly, I’ve randomly selected a winner! Lisa Bohm Klein email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!