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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

another use for duct tape

Image result for organicgreendoctor duct tape chair
now i have been known in the past as someone who was interested in uses of duct tape
my most infamous use was on my infamous duct tape chair
my wife she bought it for a few bucks and brought it home
the frame was good but the leather on it was quite worn
i liked it cause it would rock and spin around in circles
it even would lean back
ms b loved it
it was her merry go round when she use to visit the country n

i instantly saw the old chair for what it could be if i used two-three rolls of black duct tape on it

i thought it was a masterpiece
it was and always will be my most favorite chair ever

so when we decided to move from texas to california we had decided to take only those things that could fit into one of our cars
the rest not pushed and packed in the cars had to be sold or given away

you can best believe i thought about it
took measurements of it
even thought of tying it on the roof like in the vacations movies
it had to stay

the most saddest thing we left behind besides of course our dog marley
lucky for him and for us
he and the chair both went to the same friend
someone we know who appreciated its story and history

why it even hid my billfold once and almost ruined our trip to nashville

so im always looking for duct tape uses

the other day
i filled my bathroom sink with water after pulling down on the stopper thingymyjiggy
that shuts off the water from going down the sink drain

after i finished with the water
the thing was stuck

i wiggled and wiggled the lever under the sink and pulled and pushed that lever
somethings stuck down in there

i got this old rag and soaked up all the water
dried it real good
then i tried a knife a scalpel a razor blade a ice pick my finger nails
nothing could lift up that stopper thing
i even thought of putting a glob of gorilla glue on the top and gluing a piece of wood to it
luckily i decided not to do that

i looked on google since i had never replaced one of those stopper things before in my home plumbing career over the years

i thought after watching a video
im not sure about all this
i thought
remember those times you tore into stuff in the plumbing world
things would just get worse the more you did

i thought how can i can get that stopper thing up
knowing now that the lever thing probably had rusted off

i knew i had to attack this first thing in a morning when i had time to run back and forth to the hardware store as i found more and more wrong

suddenly as i was looking in our junk drawer in the kitchen
everyone has one of those right
you never know what you can find in there

there in the middle of all my wife shes junk she throws in there
was this
nice big roll of duct tape

suddenly a light bulb came on in my hippocampus
up in my brain
why of course
duct tape
thats the answer
so i tore off a piece and rolled it in a circle like a wheel
stuck one side on the top of the stopper
up out of the hole it came

another use for duct tape
one i have never seen in my duct tape book

this is a picture of what you need to do this at home

for the record
i successfully replaced the lever mechanism
without causing further plumbing crisis

thanks again
to the inventor of duct tape

the organicgreen doctor

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