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 -
What is this machine sewing technique called? I read a sewing encyclopedia a while ago that had a section on an unusual method of loading the machine that involved pulling the bobbin thread from the bottom part of the machine through the needle... [more inside]
posted by ostranenie
on Jun 13, 2014 -
I read the same few web forums and am looking for some new ones. Am especially looking for the best threads--threads that are long running, get lots of posts, and are generally interesting and high quality. Any subject.
posted by aerotive
on Sep 3, 2013 -
There are black threads coming off the sides of my bike tires - do the tires need to be replaced? [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increasing use of the phrase "thread the needle" in news stories and blog entries. The problem is, I don't know exactly what "thread the needle" means, and it appears in a variety of contexts that don't appear entirely consistent with each other. [more inside]
posted by Powerful Religious Baby
on Jan 11, 2009 -
For a friend: What kind of thread do you use to hem stretchy pants? Any pointers on this would help. [more inside]
posted by cmchap
on Dec 1, 2008 -
Help me not sew my own finger to the machine! I recently bought a Singer 99 model from the 30s (I think) and can't get it to work for the life of me. [more inside]
posted by Sijeka
on Jun 9, 2007 -
Deceptively unchatfilter =P I am looking for good discussions on Occam's Razor -- which I think is obscenely absurd. Looking for links to discussions, not necessarily petitioning comments (although welcome). [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Feb 13, 2007 -
I recently decided to re-visit one of my favorite summer activities: making friendship bracelets. I am looking to a) remember some of the techniques I used to know b) learn new and interesting bracelet patterns. [more inside]
posted by nekton
on Jun 25, 2006 -
What does 4-40 mean when I'm looking to buy some machine screws? How big is that in real units?
posted by anonymoose
on Feb 2, 2006 -
When using my sewing machine, large loops and tangles of thread are generated on the bottom side of the fabric. What am I doing wrong and what do I need to do to remedy the problem?
posted by kc0dxh
on Apr 12, 2005 -
Can someone please point me to an old Metafilter FPP? It was about an annual test or exam given at a university (I believe in the UK) that was supposed to be extremely difficult. It was a general knowledge quiz, and 10 out of 10 is impossible, according to the professor who administers it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Oriole Adams
on Jun 28, 2004 -