Daddy's Home by Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein

Daddy's Home

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  1. Tony Rubino

    Tony Rubino GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Have you survived a scary plumbing project? Do tell.

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    The telephone is my best plumbers’ tool. I use it to call a plumber.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    I’m not dumb enough to attempt to use any plumbing tool more complicated than a plunger. However, once the pipe leading to the septic tank burst in our basement – then the telephone became our best tool.

  4. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Count me in with the others. I don’t mess with the plumbing.

  5. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    We once had to replace our septic tank. (The yuckiness had backed up into our bath tub – first clue) Hubs rented a backhoe. Let’s just say it got worse before it got better. Oh and he’s no longer allowed to play with big yellow machinery.

  6. Knightman

    Knightman GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    Yeah when the drain would not drain, could not use any thing till it was fixed. So we rented an electric snake and let it down the drain till it was cleared up. It did the job cause all the liquid drain openers in the world wouldn’t do.

  7. Canoe-full

    Canoe-full said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    One of my kids flushed a yogurt cup and it got stuck in the upper part of the trap. I ended up taking the toilet off and reversed the hose on a large shop vac and blew it out- after several hours of no progress with a plunger and a snake.

  8. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    Well, I have done more home projects than most women (and a lot of the men I know). In plumbing, I remodeled my powder room in the old house where I replaced the vanity with a really nice wood cabinet and a Corian top that arrived undrilled (so I cut faucet holes in that expensive item) and I (single-handed) re-seated the new WC on the wax ring. I replaced kitchen faucet at least once in the 30+ years I lived there AND

    One labor day weekend, I rented a backhoe and dug for my birdbath, made reinforcement from metal lathe and mixed 16 large bags of concrete in a little mixer that I rented, applying it to make this waterfall in the back yard. There were more, but those are the main ones.

  9. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    We rented a condo for 6 months. In the middle of the night (of course) we heard a loud noise. A washer hose broke spewing hot water (of course) all over. Not being familiar with the place, it took us awhile to turn the water off. Big mess!

  10. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    I’ll do electrical, structural or lawn/gardening projects. Plumbing? I call a plumber.

  11. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 3 years ago

    The red wire…or the blue wire??

  12. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Most recent plumbing issue was a leak in the AC drip line through the garage ceiling. Fixing the leak wasn’t the problem, it was the 2 holes hubby cut in the drywall ceiling, trying to find said leak, that he never fixed. Fast forward a year and we now have plastic garbage bags taped to the ceiling and mice living in the insulation under the house. Hey DAZZ you busy this weekend? ;-)

  13. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    I have actually patched fairly large areas in drywall when younger (and could still do that at 75) but your hubby (or you)should not have too much trouble. Hopefully he cut them square enough that you can cut a piece to match. The walls and ceiling that I’ve patched did not have too much depth behind but it IS necessary to fill the space behind so the patch can fit (but not fall thru).

    Once the patch is in place, just fill all around it with Spackle (the premixed in a can is easiest for small jobs) and fill almost to surface. A second coat after that it dry should finish and level it off. I hope that was helpful.

  14. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    Plumbing is one of those things where it’s worth it to me to pay someone who knows what he’s doing.

  15. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I was just kidding girl, but thanks for the advice. We still have the 2 pieces he cut out. The garage is a basement garage so we have to have 2 hour rated fire tape and mud. We know how to fix it, we just haven’t gotten there yet. I’m actually a handy person myself having grown up in a poor household with a single mother. You learn to fix many things that way.

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