la, la, la...
doing some dishes...
la, la, la....
oh, what's this?
why is that ring thing sticking up?
pick pick pick
my hulk-like strength got the best of me - granted, whatever was under there was kind of gross and moldy. fixin' time!!
with the help of the trusty library, i found out that this was a simple sink drain replacement needing plumber's putty and a spud wrench. in lieu of a spud wrench, one could use a channellock wrench, but c'mon! the opportunity to use a tool called a spud wrench? not passing that one up.
i was going to be in charge of this fixer-upper, but anthony ended up taking charge - i think he needed to feel manly spud wrench tools in his hands. i don't blame him. of course, it meant that i got to gag twenty billion times while attempting to clean out the sink pipe. the smell was utterly revolting and the second sink drain pipe seemed to have accumulated some sort of super greasy, yet crumbly, white, fatty deposit inside. again, i cannot stress the nasty funk smell enough.
here's a little of the stuff in the bathroom sink. oh. god. *shudder*
don't worry, we threw the chopstick away.
but see! it was worth it! now both sinks look like this:
turns out that the previous sink drains were actually installed incorrectly. only plumber's putty is between the sink drain and the sink - the old ones had the big washers installed on top, which caused them to get nasty and gross. not my fault!
plumber's putty - $2
spud wrench - $3
2 sink drains - $11
total cost = $16 + major gag action
not too shabby!