Plumbing! I hate plumbing repairs. I can never get it to NOT LEAK the first time, always have to do it over...multiple times sometimes...
I installed a new garbage disposal Saturday night. It's not even really plumbing. A clamp holds the dishwasher drain hose on and a little no-glue connection is where the drain comes out of the disposal. I wired it up and started it up - no problem. No leak even. I made it a point to tell my lady that it was probably the first ever plumbing job I'd ever done that didn't leak.
About an hour later I start the dishwasher. We settle in to watch a movie together and she falls asleep maybe 15 minutes into it. I watch maybe half of the movie and go check for leaks.
No leaks. The dishwasher is also not draining. I check google, it say's there is a little plug that has to be knocked out of the disposal and that I forgot to knock said plug out.
Google is correct. I unscrew the clamp and I'm over here whamming on a screwdriver with a pair of pliers because I'm too fat and lazy to go get a hammer. Had I got up and gotten the hammer I MIGHT have averted catastrophe.
Probably not - but just maybe.....
After about 15 whams with the pliers, I hear my dishwasher pump start just a split second before 140ish degree water starts blowing out of the drain hose.
My dishwasher emptied roughly 2 gallons of damn hot and dirty water in approximately 15 seconds. It deflected off of me and ended up under the counter and all over the floor.
About 3 taps later - the plug gives and I get the hose connected back up about 15 seconds later.
The hammer was 10 seconds farther away than the pliers. I might have beat the pump had I spent the extra 20 seconds and only had to wham it once or twice.
PSA - if you ever install a new garbage disposal and you forget to tap out that plug - kill the power to the dishwasher when you go to correct your boo-boo. It will absolutely jack up your day.
I also cannot cut a straight line with a skilsaw.
Use parboiled white rice. It's white rice for people who cannot cook white rice. Basmati is also pretty easy, as is jasmine.