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WWWBoard Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here is a brief explanation of some of the questions you may have about WWWBoard, but if you really wanted the Plumbing FAQ, click here

Who answers question on the bulletinboard?

I answer many of the posts when I have time available.  I encourage others to give their insight and add to the discussion also.  We all learn when knowledge is shared.   Sometimes a question here or there will supply the answer to a question. Sometimes that little bit of knowledge lets someone know whether the job can be done by the homeowner, or when it is time to bring in the big guns.

Some of the others that have been a big help on this
plumbing advice and discussion board are

Harry Jacobson, hj of Jacobson Plumbing Scottsdale, AZ, Dale Peck of Dales Plumbing Service, and Bud Hardman of Suncoast Plumbing. St. Petersburg FL

Here is a charming answer from Bud to Ladybug, who wanted advice on removing a rubber ducky from her toilet.

"Ladybug:---------You don't get a guarantee with this procedure, but then again it's not going to cost you 90 Bob.
Beg , borrow or rent a really hefty ( Commercial Wet Vac ), sponge all the water from the bowl, stick the hose down the Ducky hole, and turn that booger on. If mssr. Duck is reluctent to make an appearence, pour a quart of water into the bowl while the vacuum is doing its' best to inhale ducky. Don't quit too quick, keep the vacuum running, and add water ...a quart at a time but don't exceed the capacity of the vac tank. If the dastardly duck is captured, let us know. If for some reason you are not successful in this fowl deed, call the guests that were going to come over and tell them that there has been a tragic drowning in the family and you are forced to postpone the visit until after the mourning period. You could invite yourself over to their house until ducky is no longer a problem. After all what's a friend for?
My GrandMa used to say "a friend in need is a drag"
Lots of luck..............Bud.

Here is a clever explanation by hj,

If the poor thing still has the tea thing stuck in its throat, that is the source of its distress. See if your unit has a hexagon opening in the center of the bottom, (on the outside). If so put an allen wrench into it and rock back and forth to see if it will respond to the Heimlich maneuver. If it does not have the hole, use 2 broom handles or pry bars to grab the cutters on both side of the inside grinder plate. Cross the two like an X and twist the unit counter clockwise. With enough pressure the poor dear should cough up the obstruction.,  hj

Can I put html tags anywhere in my posts?

No. You can not use HTML tags in any field except body of the message. The maintainer of the script has the option of allowing or disallowing any HTML in the Message part of your posting. If they disallow it, the script will just throw out everything in <>'s. If they allow it, your html markup will appear in the posting. It can't hurt to try.

Why are there colons in the message when I try to post a follow-up?

Colons appear in the message dialog box when you try to follow-up up on a message to indicate that those lines are quoting the previous document. The owner of the WWWBoard can decide whether they wish to enable or disable the quoting of previous messages.

Why didn't my post show up?

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1) This site is owned, supported and maintained my me.

2) The twofold purpose, is to support my family, and to inform, educate, entertain have fun, make new friends and maintain old ones. 

3) No advertising, for the most part. If I don't like it, it goes. For you plumbers, go ahead and mention your company name in your post. If it's too obvious I will let you know.

4) If you are just cranky and in a bad mood, it will get erased.

5) If I am cranky or in a bad mood, it gets erased too.

6) This web site is not done by popular vote. The only vote that counts is mine.

7) I encourage, good questions, good answers, good humor, good breaking news in plumbing and/or remodel.

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