Bathtub advice

Bathtub advice

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:55 pm

So you work hard, you're tired and sore, it's cold out, and you just want to soak in a tub of hot water. But that damned overflow opening around the tub drain lever lets the water out so your navel and sore parts are exposed to the air and not under water. Solution? Go to K-Mart, buy the rubber business end of a sink plunger, the kind that screws onto a wood handle. Don't need the handle, just the replacement end. Get the flat-ended one, not the extended one used for toilets. Stick it over the drain lever and overflow slots, fill the tub to within an inch of the rim, and Ahhhhhhh! Probably have to store it under the bathroom vanity between soakings, wives don't seem to like it left on the soap dish.

You're welcome.
rberq
 
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: JerseyCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:23 pm

You have just invented the Workin' Man's Jacuzzi !
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:42 pm

Those modern new-fangled built in bathtubs! Obviously designed by gnomes.
We have a claw foot tub, you know, the kind you have to clean under. I can get a reasonably deep pool of water in it. Too bad I never have time to take a nice long bath.
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:58 pm

I have other helpful personal-care suggestions. Back scratcher: one of those white, flat telescoping curtain rods. When one of them gets crimped and won't telescope any longer, just keep half of it and use the short right-angle end to get to those hard-to-reach spots around the shoulder blades. The end where it slips over the window frame bracket is like an extra-wide finger nail. Just be careful there aren't any little burrs on the metal, or you'll wind up looking like the captain tied you to the mast and lashed you with the cat-o'-nine-tails.
rberq
 
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:03 pm

Not to criticize you, the plunger is a good idea, but why not use the hillbilly fix all to cover the overflow?
Just use Duct Tape!
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:18 pm

Duct tape is more work and still leaves the little gap around the drain lever. It's good, however, for removing dog hair from clothing. Or when you accidentally spill the contents of the office three-hole paper punch on the floor and you fear the janitor will kill you and put your body in the recycle bin that goes to the commercial shreader, you can pick most of them up with duct tape.
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:31 pm

we have a claw foot tub here......we siliconed a flat plastic cap (dont remember its intended use) over the overflow hole since theres no drain up there anyway.....not a pretty setup but a good soaking tub......house full of bachelors here......function over form hehe.
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:51 pm

Mine drains so slow that I can fill the tub to the top, soak for a while and by the time it drains down to below the overflow I refill it with coal heated hot water. I am a strong believer in bath time, everyone needs at least a few hours a week soaking. Especially when the kids are off from school, I'll take a Charles Bukowski novel and a few bottles of brew with me into the tub for an hour and I come out a better person.
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: Ed.A On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:53 am

e.alleg wrote:Mine drains so slow that I can fill the tub to the top, soak for a while and by the time it drains down to below the overflow I refill it with coal heated hot water. I am a strong believer in bath time, everyone needs at least a few hours a week soaking. Especially when the kids are off from school, I'll take a Charles Bukowski novel and a few bottles of brew with me into the tub for an hour and I come out a better person.



Fag... :lol:
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: Ed.A On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:54 am

e.alleg wrote:Mine drains so slow that I can fill the tub to the top, soak for a while and by the time it drains down to below the overflow I refill it with coal heated hot water. I am a strong believer in bath time, everyone needs at least a few hours a week soaking. Especially when the kids are off from school, I'll take a Charles Bukowski novel and a few bottles of brew with me into the tub for an hour and I come out a better person.



Your the gay... :lol: Wow amazing what they censor nowadays. Hey Norton!!
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:18 pm

hey I wasn't the one who started a bath thread :lol:
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Re: Bathtub advice

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:09 pm

[quote][I'll take a Charles Bukowski novel and a few bottles of brew with me into the tub for an hour and I come out a better person./quote]

I don't take a novel, but I take the news paper and a few bottles of brew and I don't sit in the tub, but I find a different seat and I still come out a better person. :lol:
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