An old washing-machine drain plug can be replaced with a cheap but easy-to-use version, thanks to a simple DIY project.
The project, called “Bathtub Drain Plug DIY,” is inspired by a tutorial posted by a man called Jason, who recently bought a washing machine that was being serviced by a 3-foot-long hose.
Jason’s DIY drains the hose, then replaces the plug with a standard drain plug.
The resulting plug has a 3.5-inch (8.6cm) diameter and a 3,000-ohm (4.3W) resistance.
Jason also included a plastic case that he says would hold the plug and any other parts he wanted.
The drain plug is also easy to use: The plastic casing snaps onto the bottom of the sink and snaps off.
Bathroom drain plugs can be found at most hardware stores, like Lowe’s, but the project doesn’t appear to have been on sale.
It’s a good idea to check with a plumbing company before purchasing a new outlet.
A drain plug could be harmful to plumbing equipment, and should only be used for non-essential purposes.
You could also install a drain plug inside your toilet, which can provide an additional source of electrical current, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.