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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Kitchen Plumbing

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone! Since the Clogs to Coins contest is now live, we're making this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration theme kitchen plumbing.  It might seem like a specific topic, but there are lots of installation, fixing, cleaning, and maintenance things one can write about, and hey, we've all got kitchens!  Here are some possible kitchen-plumbing-related things (which are commonly searched for) to consider Hubbing about:

    kitchen sink plumbing
    installing kitchen sink
    install kitchen sink
    fix kitchen faucet
    how to fix a kitchen sink
    kitchen sink repair
    kitchen sink link
    clogged kitchen sink
    kitchen sink clogged
    how to unclog a kitchen sink
    kitchen sink drain repair
    repair kitchen sink
    clogged sink
    leak under kitchen sink
    unclogging a kitchen sink
    sink drain repair
    leaking kitchen sink
    kitchen sink removal
    fix kitchen sink
    kitchen sink drain installation

    The biggest bonus that comes from writing on this topic is that you will have a chance to  win $50, $100, and even $500 simply by publishing in the plumbing category during the Clogs to Coins contest span!

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    I hope you have fun with this topic, and good luck in the contest!

    1. metaphysical profile image78
      metaphysicalposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dumping a bottle of bleach down a drain is all you need to know about drain clogs.  It works 99.9% of time.

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      albertorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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        Orvonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yes i like your weekly topics they relay inspiring


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    3. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      Alas, what I know about kitchen plumbing wouldn't even clog a drain. However, there are always tangents... smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You probably know a decent amount on keeping everything in good running order, I imagine!

    4. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Nice cross over Simone! cool

      Here a couple I have so far:
      http://hubpages.com/t/2818f6
      http://hubpages.com/t/2821e6

      Looking forward to reading all of the helpful plumbing hubs!
      Happy Hubbing Folks!

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image81
        Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, that chart for easy dishwasher troubleshooting is priceless!  Great Hubs!

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, seriously K9keystrokes! And congrats on having the Kitchen Sink one chosen as the Staff Pick win for Day 2 of the contest!

      3. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you very much ladies, your comments mean the world! And how cool, a win for the old broad! lol
        HubHugs~

    5. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Before starting another home plumbing project, you better find out the ins-and-outs of getting a plumbing permit!
      http://hubpages.com/t/287644

      Cheers! cool

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        An excellent Hub. I didn't even know plumbing permits were needed for even DIY projects before, though now it seems obvious ^_^;;

    6. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Ever found a puddle of water under your sink? It's not the pipes, it's not an over flow, what can it be? A Leaky Sink Strainer of course! See how you can repair it in 4 easy steps!
      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/282b79

      Happy plumbing folks! cool


      ...it is very lonely in here so far...Come on Hubbers, where are all of your Plumbing hubs? hmm

      1. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We all take gravity for granted, so why not learn about going to the bathroom in space!

        http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Space-Loo

        1. K9keystrokes profile image94
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          SimeyC this is an interesting read! I have never been so happy to be on earth. We take gravity for granted and when it comes to "plumbing" in space, the gratitude goes far deeper. Super good hub.
          Cheers! cool

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        SimeyC, that Hub is so interesting! And yikes... I would NOT have wanted to be on the International Space Station when one of the toilets had that technical difficulty.  Dude.  Yep... I'm just not going into space.
        And the leaky sink Hub is fantastic K9keystrokes! Your walkthrough of the entire process is superb.

    7. Just Ask Susan profile image86
      Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

      Oh how I wish I would have taken pictures of all the plumbing repairs we have done to our old home as they would have come in so useful not only for the contest but for this great weekly inspiration topic. So many good and useful articles to read.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You could always just take photos of the finished product and share your experience!

    8. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      A faulty kitchen sprayer hose will not be a successful tool for proper operation of the "Rubber Band Sink Spray Prank!"
      But here is the remedy!
      http://hubpages.com/t/287e8f

      Happy Hubbing! lol

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, another great one, K9keystrokes!

    9. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago

      I can't come up with a topic I know anything about. I was thinking of something along the lines of picking out a cool, artsy sink or something, but am at a loss for a keyword for that.

      On another train of thought, I've got an idea for spamming forums (for the above poster whose spam will likely be deleted.) I'll present it in pseudo-code.

      :

      if place_to_spam == blog
        html(url)
      elsif place_to_spam == forum
        bbcode(url)
      elsif place_to_spam == hubpages
        thoughtful_useful_article(url)
        ...
        ...
      end
      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        melbel!  Nice pseudo-code!

        On to your keyword comment...

        Might want to give any of these a try:
        fireclay sinks
        copper sinks
        handcrafted sinks
        custom sinks
        designer sinks
        upgrade sink basin
        designer pedestal sink
        unique kitchen sink designs
        modern sink designs

        Hope these help! smile
        Cheers~
        K9

      2. Equusdvm2010 profile image59
        Equusdvm2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        melbel....if you could pick a kitchen sink project...what would it be?  smile

      3. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, love it.
        And those are some great keywords to work with, K9keystrokes! I'm just as curious as Equusdvm2010 to see what sort of kitchen projects you're thinking about writing, melbel.

      4. MSantana profile image78
        MSantanaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It seems that we the internet the writers now don't write out of inspiration but out of google keywords tool. Maybe backwards inspiration. I am confused with the promotions. Hubpages forum rules says that we shall not post links to promote our hubs. Is that valid only for the general forum? Help!

    10. Equusdvm2010 profile image59
      Equusdvm2010posted 5 years ago

      Wow, I have a lot to learn about this hubbing thing. I like it so far! So about my kitchen, I only just stumbled across this forum and so only now did I learn of the weekly kitchen plumbing theme. Oh well! Do check out my newest plumbing hubs if you have time, I could really use some feedback. They are "Tree Roots and Sewer Lines" and "What Do Cats and Toilets Have In Common?"

      How many hubs do you all post a day? I think I will shoot for one or two a day on my days off. Otherwise my quality will suffer too much.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Loved your "tree root vs old plumbing" hub! Enlisting the city programs for older homes is an outstanding bit of advice.

    11. michifus profile image87
      michifusposted 5 years ago

      Hi Simone, I have just created a hub on plumbing, but have only just read this post. will it still count even though I have not "answered the question with a hub" or do I need to redo it?

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Great lesson for keeping my brushed as well as stainless faucets clean! Thanks michifus! smile

        1. michifus profile image87
          michifusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well what do you know? I only won it! Thanks a million Simone and to the staff there at Hubpages. I'm really excited, my first writing prize! Yippee!

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Congrats on the win, michifus! And you don't have to answer the question to be able to share your Hub associated with the week's WTI theme- you can always share the link here big_smile

            1. skye2day profile image84
              skye2dayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I wrote a hub for the contest based on a true story with my daughter. Follow our steps and unclog that nasty sink. Thank you Simone. You work hard. How do you all decide? I have read some fab hubs on plumbing fix its. http://skye2day.hubpages.com/hub/Mom-an … tchen-sink  God Bless You.

              1. K9keystrokes profile image94
                K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Now that is some great plumbing teamwork!

    12. Bard of Ely profile image87
      Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

      I would love to win the prize money but have to admit I am a failure when it comes to plumbing and am often confronted with problems that really require a plumber not an online advice article. Right now I have problem with my kitchen sink and major problems in the bathroom with a broken water supply valve and pedestal sink basin that is broken and the pipe draining it is blocked and cannot easily be accessed. The answers are that money has to be spent to replace stuff. I am renting this place and in debt to my landlady already anyway so cannot expect her to fix it all and have been trying to avoid seeing her because she will ask me for money owing. So I have learned to cope with living with plumbing problems and how to get by as long as you have running water. Would such a hub stand any chance I wonder?

      1. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Bard of Ely: at the very least it stands a chance within the daily drawing - and as there are only about a dozen or so entries a day - the odds of winning are quite good!

        Also - personally I'd love to read a detailed hub about your attempts (and failures) to fix the plumbing and why it is sometimes better to let the expert do the job!

        1. Bard of Ely profile image87
          Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe I will enter then and try and make a success of being a failure!

      2. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am with SimeyC BoE. It sounds to me like your experience is one that MANY people will connect with. smile

    13. Bard of Ely profile image87
      Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

      Well, inspired by the responses above here suggesting I should get on with writing a hub about my plumbing problems in my kitchen I have just published this one:http://bardofely.hubpages.com/hub/Copin … d-bathroom

      But I have just realised I missed out on the steps of clicking on Answer this Question and the Grey Button. Does this mean that after all my hard work I have disqualified myself?

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nope. As long as you published the hub within the plumbing category of topics, you are entered into the contest! I can't wait to read your hub BoE!
        wink

        1. Bard of Ely profile image87
          Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What a relief!

      2. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I just got back from reading your hub Ely, and I have to say i am so glad you wrote your story. You may just be surprised at how many people will (as did I) find your primitive plumbing approach absolutely brilliant!
        smile

      3. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, great Hub Ely! And K9keystrokes is right - you only really need to answer the question with your Hub to have it looped into that part of this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration theme. It has nothing to do with the contest entry process smile

        1. Bard of Ely profile image87
          Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I am really glad to hear this and thank you for the compliment about my hub!

    14. Bard of Ely profile image87
      Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

      Thank you for checking out my hub and your compliments about it!

    15. tlpoague profile image87
      tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

      This is such a bummer. I really don't have any tips for the how-to plumming, but I could tell you a number of stories why plummer's cracks kill and what not to do.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sunds like a couple of great ideas to me tipoague!

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, totally!

    16. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

      ACK!!!!  I missed the boat!!! I just wrote such an article for the contest without realizing it could have done double-duty!  Too late--already published and not from the "answer this topic" link...  sad  X(

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I just read your hub on how to master the use of a plumbers snake, and it rocks! I thought the images and drawings were really fun. cool

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
          DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you, K9 wink

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can still share the link here if you like, DzyMsLizzy!

        1. HRoger profile image60
          HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          AS long as we publish the Hub in the plumbing category then place the link here  we are automatically entered in the contest right?

          It doesn't matter if I publish my Hub in the plumbing category today and only post the link here in two days right? Or does it? Or do we really need to hit the reply button to get things started?  Can we write a Hub, then hit the reply button and publish it? I am just a little confused.

          1. K9keystrokes profile image94
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Just by writing a hub within the Plumbing topics you are automatically entered in the contest. Placing the link here is simply part of the Weekly Topic Inspiration, a different thing all together.

            You are entered in the Plumbing Contest if:
            -you write a hub within the plumbing topic and then publish it like usual.

            Hope this helps!
            Cheers! wink

        2. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
          DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          oh--ok, Simone
          Thank you--
          Here it is: http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/KitchenSinkClogged

          even tho it isn't in the 'weekly topic' field...next time, I'll pay better attention!

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have to say, DzyMsLizzy- that is a really first rate Hub! I learned a bunch of new things from it!

    17. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Cheap ways to unclogg a clogged sink, pop-ups, plunger, traps and liquid maintenance.
      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/283f57

      Have a great day Hubbers! lol

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You're just blowing me away with these plumbing Hubs, K9keystrokes!

    18. JillKostow profile image89
      JillKostowposted 5 years ago

      http://jillkostow.hubpages.com/hub/Drai … g-Problems


      I wrote about drain flies because these pesky insects drove me insane because I didn't know what they were.  I thought they were fruit flies and could not find the source.  How frustrating!!!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I learned a bunch about drain flies and what they are. I appreciate that you gave us ways to get rid of these little pests! Nice job, awesome topic. smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't even know there was such a thing as drain flies before reading this. Who would have thought this contest would be bringing up so much interesting stuff??

    19. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago

      Ummm having plumbers block here (LOL that sounds painful) so I did a fun one instead....

      http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Plumbing-and-poetry


      (Sorry posted in wrong forum! asked for my other entry to be deleted!)

      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Niiiiice! Fun hub and poetry. wink

    20. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 5 years ago
      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ingenious approach to a frantic clogged sink dilemma! Thanks for sharing! Loved the safety pointers.

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, it's a smart Hub indeed! I'm glad you put that together, AEvans!

    21. HRoger profile image60
      HRogerposted 5 years ago

      When will the keyword topics for the bathroom week topic inspiration be available Simone?


      Thanks.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am just about to share them- you'll see them in a stickied forum thread in two shakes of a lamb's tail!

    22. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Want to keep your Septic System in good health and monetarily pain free? Check out the easy "at a glance" troubleshooting guide!

      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2862c1

      Have a great weekend Hubbers!
      smile

    23. MSantana profile image78
      MSantanaposted 5 years ago

      The Drano contest have sparked my mind to produce some other things. Before the contest started there was some confusion or typos regarding the day for the first entry and submission deadline. I submit an entry and deleted it because it was early. I am surprised to see the cross-over of ideas. either we have common dreams or is there little diversity in plumbing problems? Anyhow I belief this contest will help people to find ways to solve their plumbing problems.

    24. thougtforce profile image87
      thougtforceposted 5 years ago

      I hope I am in time for the kitchen hub contest. I always have trouble with the time difference...
      We discovered a water leak under our kitchen sink a couple of weeks ago, and sadly I didn’t take any photos of the disaster then, so instead I made a hub about easy steps to prevent leaks!

    25. thougtforce profile image87
      thougtforceposted 5 years ago
      1. K9keystrokes profile image94
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Some great leak prevention tips! We always forget about the fridge potentially having a water leak problem, thanks for the reminder.

    26. MSantana profile image78
      MSantanaposted 5 years ago

      You are on time. The entries I understand are until Sept. 4th. See more at the contest forum. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/81347
      All the best

    27. thougtforce profile image87
      thougtforceposted 5 years ago

      K9 and MSantana; Thank you both!

      Then we have time for more hubs:))

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yes, you most definitely have more time!

    28. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      A quick and easy fix for the Garbage Disposal Vibration Leak. Your sink ain't humming because it's happy!
      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/28a9ef

      Happy Hubbing All~ cool

    29. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 5 years ago

      http://aevans.hubpages.com/_hub/Ode-To-Drano


      I think I put my link in the wrong spot. Sorry. sad Well I wrote an Ode to Drano which was fun! 508 words total. Hope you enjoy it. smile

    30. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      Our fresh bathroom-plumbing related Weekly Topic Inspiration theme is now up: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/81923#post1761536

      Better late than never!

    31. skye2day profile image84
      skye2dayposted 5 years ago

      Hey Simone where is the winners list? Thanks! Is there an updated one? Sending hugs galore. Skye

    32. Kevin Peter profile image75
      Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

      What to consider before getting into DIY kitchen plumbing installation:

      This will discuss all that one should know before getting down to DIY kitchen plumbing installation. It will also take into consideration the few things one should consider before launching into kitchen plumbing installation such as the need for a permit to do plumbing in the kitchen, the fact that you need a kitchen island, etc


      http://kevin-peter.hubpages.com/hub/Kit … stallation

     
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