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Old 06-12-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Don't dump spent grains down garbage disposal

It worked for a while, until I got a major clog.

I've been able to remove such clogs in the past with a simple plunger, however the last one was really stubborn.

I was frustrated and a bit drunk, and the plunging wasn't working.

OK, now I'm getting really pissed off. I tightened my grip on the plunger handle, rose up on my toes, and gave three hard plunges.

One....two...three!

And then, on the that third hard plunge, the PVC coupling at the P-trap under the sink split open, resulting in a shower of spent grain and water that absolutely exploded under the sink.

I'll take my spent grains over to my buddies compost pile from now on.

Christ...what a friggin' mess.

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Old 06-12-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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One....two...three!

And then, on the that third hard plunge, the PVC coupling at the P-trap under the sink split open, resulting in a shower of spent grain and water that absolutely exploded under the sink.
I think I saw that explosion from my house...

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Old 06-12-2009, 04:45 PM   #3
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I think I saw that explosion from my house...
Pretty close, dude, pretty close.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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LoL. Funniest post I've read in a while!

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
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Also don't stick your hand in there when its on...

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:30 PM   #6
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yikes...I always garbage disposal my grains...might have to start dumping them in the woodss

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:29 PM   #7
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Putting spent grains down the disposal never occurred to me. It's just a really bad idea. If you dont have a compost pile just find a place outside to dump them.

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:33 PM   #8
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I never would have thought of putting that much volume in the disposal. you guys who do it havemore faih in yours then i have in mine.

i just started composingmine. Before that it was the garbage

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:40 PM   #9
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my spent grains (mini-mash) are all but gone in a day or two on the the compost pile... birds love 'um

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My dog likes the grain too much, mine goes in my yard waste bin with the grass trimmings for pickup.

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