My house came with a plug like this
. A few weeks back my wife unscrewed it to remove some hair and now it won't go back. It won't screw to the threads in the drain
It seems like the drain threads are slightly larger than the one in the plug. Maybe some adapter was there that fell into the drain? No idea.
I bought another plug from Lowes that looked slightly larger, but it didn't thread. How can I fix this without getting a plumber to visit?
posted by jonclegg
on Jul 29, 2014 -
Does a pipette that is sold unplugged work fine as-is, or do I need to plug it? [more inside]
posted by Anwan
on Jan 17, 2014 -
I just bought a used dryer on Craigslist that has a 4-wire plug (14-30). My apartment has a 3-wire receptacle (10-30R). Is there a safe way to switch the plugs without an external ground? [more inside]
posted by dubusadus
on Aug 3, 2013 -
I want to prevent my new headphones from fraying near the plug. Can you give me tips to prevent this from happening like it always does? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Jul 8, 2012 -
I know you are not my electrician, but: Why does this electrical power outlet no longer work? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Does anyone know the pinout of the cable for the Etymotic ER-4p in ear monitors? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2
on Mar 9, 2011 -
I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Jul 12, 2010 -
What's the best/cheapest way to adapt a power cord from the UK to an outlet in North America? [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft
on Jul 2, 2010 -
Window mounted air conditioner had a burned-up blade on the plug.
New replacement plug gets hot at the same blade.
New plug needs to be wiggled or the blades spread to make electrical contact in the socket.
What's the problem here? Bad plug, bad socket or air conditioner pulling too much juice for either plug or socket? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jun 7, 2010 -
Firstly, I apologize for asking about computer cooling, as I'm sure there are tons of questions about it, but my problem is with the specifics.
The fans in my gaming computer have been running much more lately, probably due to the warmer weather making my room quite hot. (My current fans are adequate, the computer's never been above 128f, they're just loud and high-pitched)
I salvaged 2 fans from older Dell desktops, but I'm pretty clueless about the many types of connectors involved. It looks like I'll be buying a fan controller, but first I need to know what connectors it needs to have.
In addition, I want to make sure that the added fans won't be too much for my power supply
In short, can you please give me advice on the best way to cool my computer, preferably with the fans I already have? [more inside]
posted by N2O1138
on Apr 5, 2010 -
I'm looking for a small UK plug with USB a connector to charge my phone with whilst travelling. As small as possible please!
posted by nam3d
on Jan 28, 2010 -
My son broke off the plug in my Aux input on my 2008 Nissan Altima. There is no piece sticking out far enough to get with needle nose pliers. Any idea on how I can clear the plug to be able to use it again? [more inside]
posted by snoelle
on Jan 2, 2010 -
How reliable would it be to use an SD card as primary storage in a Plug computer? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk
on Aug 19, 2009 -
I found a radiogram on the street. There are two short wires out the back, both stripped about 1/4" bare, and no plug. With regard to polarity, does it matter how I attach a new lead and plug? I'm in the US and will be plugging it in to 110V. [more inside]
posted by carter
on Aug 14, 2009 -
Given constraints, how can I make a 120V window air conditioner work on a 240V outlet? [more inside]
posted by sbutler
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Is there a cheap (free) way to get information off my old Toshiba Satellite laptop now that I've lost the AC adapter? Read more about my plug-holes of differing sizes inside. [more inside]
posted by cheeken
on Apr 4, 2008 -
Is there an adapter for a 240V dryer plug that will allow a standard 120V to operate off of it (while still allowing for the full 240Vs for the dryer)? [more inside]
posted by hylaride
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Can anybody help me source headphone adapters that won't break all my headphone sockets? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on Sep 18, 2007 -
I need some help incorporating my new set-top box into my DVD recorder and TV setup. [more inside]
posted by tellurian
on Nov 11, 2006 -
How do you secure a plug so that even if someone yanks on the chord, it doesn't come out of an outlet? It does need to be POSSIBLE to get the plug out sometimes, and it won't work to glue/staple the chord to the wall, because sometimes equipment needs to be moved to another room. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 14, 2006 -
Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac? I have lots of legacy plugins and effects from the old Windows PC here at work. We switched to Mac but many of the plugins are not available for Mac.
posted by ooklah
on Jan 27, 2005 -