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    Blocked Drains

    Post by chris c on Fri Jun 17 2016, 23:17

    Sorry to disappoint any dieticians assuming I am referring to the "inevitable" constipation, but no, I actually DO mean blocked drains.

    I've had a problem with the kitchen sink for a while now. I managed to clear the pipes to the extent I could get several litres of water down before hitting the obstruction so it was obviously under the floor somewhere, but I couldn't reach far enough with sulphuric acid or my drain rods, and overenthusiastic use of my giant plunger (they can't touch you for it) succeeded in pushing the drain off the bottom of the sink.

    So I called in Dyno Rod. He started from the sink, then from the vertical pipe, until finally a whole bunch of crud started flowing through the underground drain. I put the hose in and gave it a damn good flushing while he worked up from the other end and continued until the water ran clear.

    Fir the first forty years of its life this house had no water softener, and we have some of the hardest water in the country. My suspicion is that installing a softener has caused a lot of the plaque in the pipes as well as the drains to break up and start blocking things. One reason I've been putting off redoing the kitchen and bathrooms is that I would probably have to get the pipes and drains renewed.

    Actually the drains looked to be in much better nick than I expected - he ran a camera up and down.

    What the hell does this have to do with diabetes? Well it struck me the same thing has happened to my arteries. Fifty years of dutifully eating too many carbs just like I was told has clagged them up with plaque. The hyperthyroid and resulting high BP was the icing on the cake.

    I have very likely stopped the growth of more plaque for the last eleven years, until the thyroid blew up, but not cleared out what was already there. Now it's starting to catch up with me mainly in my legs.

    I just read this from William Davis.

    The thyroid has now been overtreated so I am a bit hypothyroid now. I succeeded in restoring a lot of circulation by walking through the pain in my calves, the surgeon was impressed. Though he suggested it - forcing collateral circulation - I don't think he expected me to succeed, probably most patients don't since they keep on eating low fat. I'm pondering adding K2, more than I get from cheese, to my D3 and fish oil, also Co-Q10 and l-arginine and vitamin C, following what I've read from Kendrick and Davis. Or on the other hand not bother, I've lived longer than I expected already . . .
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    Post by Derek on Sat Jun 18 2016, 07:56

    Hi Chris, I have my own drains and septic tank and I clean them out myself with a pressure washer attachment. Drains are often blocked by a matrix of fat and hair.
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    @chris c wrote:Sorry to disappoint any dieticians assuming I am referring to the "inevitable" constipation, but no, I actually DO mean blocked drains.

    I've had a problem with the kitchen sink for a while now. I managed to clear the pipes to the extent I could get several litres of water down before hitting the obstruction so it was obviously under the floor somewhere, but I couldn't reach far enough with sulphuric acid or my drain rods, and overenthusiastic use of my giant plunger (they can't touch you for it) succeeded in pushing the drain off the bottom of the sink.

    So I called in Dyno Rod. He started from the sink, then from the vertical pipe, until finally a whole bunch of crud started flowing through the underground drain. I put the hose in and gave it a damn good flushing while he worked up from the other end and continued until the water ran clear.

    Fir the first forty years of its life this house had no water softener, and we have some of the hardest water in the country. My suspicion is that installing a softener has caused a lot of the plaque in the pipes as well as the drains to break up and start blocking things. One reason I've been putting off redoing the kitchen and bathrooms is that I would probably have to get the pipes and drains renewed.

    Actually the drains looked to be in much better nick than I expected - he ran a camera up and down.

    What the hell does this have to do with diabetes? Well it struck me the same thing has happened to my arteries. Fifty years of dutifully eating too many carbs just like I was told has clagged them up with plaque. The hyperthyroid and resulting high BP was the icing on the cake.

    I have very likely stopped the growth of more plaque for the last eleven years, until the thyroid blew up, but not cleared out what was already there. Now it's starting to catch up with me mainly in my legs.

    I just read this from William Davis.

    The thyroid has now been overtreated so I am a bit hypothyroid now. I succeeded in restoring a lot of circulation by walking through the pain in my calves, the surgeon was impressed. Though he suggested it - forcing collateral circulation - I don't think he expected me to succeed, probably most patients don't since they keep on eating low fat. I'm pondering adding K2, more than I get from cheese, to my D3 and fish oil, also Co-Q10 and l-arginine and vitamin C, following what I've read from Kendrick and Davis. Or on the other hand not bother, I've lived longer than I expected already . . .
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    Post by chris c on Sun Jun 19 2016, 22:34

    @Derek wrote:Hi Chris, I have my own drains and septic tank and I clean them out myself with a pressure washer attachment. Drains are often blocked by a matrix of fat and hair.
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    What I want to know is, how come when you unblock a kitchen sink you always find pubic hairs?

    Yes that was what caused the previous blockage, way downstream of the house. What came out this time more resembled concrete. When the plumber installed a new gas boiler some years ago he could barely lift the old hot water cylinder, it was almost entirely full of concrete except for a small space for water in the top. The good news is that I don't lack dietary calcium.
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    Post by graham64 on Mon Jun 20 2016, 22:46

    @chris c wrote:What I want to know is, how come when you unblock a kitchen sink you always find pubic hairs?

    I don't have the answer but then again I don't really want to know confused


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    Post by chris c on Wed Jun 22 2016, 21:11

    Now I'm no longer married I suspect it's actually beard hairs.

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