Otis the disabled plumber

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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  1. Chilly says:

    “The water was actually shooting out of a long, ridged white plastic tube that ran from the garbage disposal to the dishwasher. To this moment, I’m not entirely sure what purpose the tube serves. I think–think–it provides rinse water for the dishwasher, but hell if I know for sure.”

    You rinse your dishes with water that has gone through the garbage disposal? I don’t think so. Was this white plastic about as big around as a quarter, maybe a bit bigger? Did it have a high loop->came out at the bottom of the dishwaher looped up above the garbage disposal and then into your insinkerator?

    That is the discharge from the dishwasher into the drain. If you removed the high loop to gain the slack to make the repair, you need to replace the tube.

    At a minimum the absence of the loop will allow stale dirty water to sit in the tube and get stanky. You don’t want stank in a house that is for sale. Another possible side effect is that you will have dirty food/water back up into your dishwasher, leaving dishes dirtier than before you washed them.

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  2. MGM says:

    Nothing like a real “friend” (see previous comment) to deflate your freshly inflated sense of manliness, eh? (how ’bout that Canada reference, there-eh?)

    Here’s hoping that he’s wrong or you get it fixed properly so you don’t get the “stank” thing going on. That doesn’t make for good “wife lovin’.” Perhaps some good “wife lovin'” is worth the $400 buck after all?

  3. Franky5Angel says:

    Chilly is the man and right of course. Brad stop pretending and pay the professionals first. And on your new house in .CA, make sure the plumbing is not on its way out, or just call Holmes on Homes.

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