#1 By: Cory Doctorow, November 7th, 2013 17:36
#2 By: Charlie, November 7th, 2013 17:47
A large belt sander is even more manly, and destroys the finish on your tub even faster!
#3 By: rowanlubke, November 7th, 2013 17:50
Uh, cleaning a bathtub isn't that hard, manly men.
#4 By: Charlie, November 7th, 2013 17:57
You're not getting the manly point here. Anything worth doing is worth doing MANLIER, and that means more destructively, in every sense of the word "destructively". If you can wipe out a couple endangered species and pollute the water table along the way it's double extra bonus manliness points.
#5 By: Stephen Schenck, November 7th, 2013 17:57
I'm going to be a real maverick here and suggest that this will also work with my corded drill.
#6 By: xzzy, November 7th, 2013 17:57
It is if you only do it once a year.
Which is about how long it takes before a manly man to realize that maybe they should clean it. It won't actually happen for two years though because he has to work himself up to the task, by which point there are enough layers of soap scum that you need a geologist to interpret them.
#7 By: Jason_Bass, November 7th, 2013 17:59
hell yeh...batteries are for sissies.
#8 By: Cary, November 7th, 2013 18:04
C'mon, man up...
Here is the proper cleaning solution:
Manly cleaning solution
Apply to surface and allow to dry.
While solution dries, capture an angry badger. Toss angry badger into bathtub/shower. Run away!
#9 By: Cary, November 7th, 2013 18:05
Don't forget to harvest the mushrooms before cleaning...
#10 By: sdmikev, November 7th, 2013 18:09
I let the cleaner do that, but, I saw Alton Brown make a hell of a pepper grinder with a drill.
Cool vid -
#11 By: Cary, November 7th, 2013 18:21
Clarification: Run away before badger hits the surface....
#12 By: TWX, November 7th, 2013 18:45
Yes, but if you're manly ignoring the dripping or other problems that the bathtub faucet has, you'll be manly enjoying some of the same benefits as those that bathe with radios or toasters also enjoy...
This is one of those few times when a battery-powered drill would definitely outperform a corded one.
#13 By: gilbert wham, November 7th, 2013 20:00
My bath is full of computers at the moment, as I am, errr, 'reorganising'. Yes, that's it.
#14 By: TheMadLibrarian, November 7th, 2013 20:06
The water where I live is so hard I caught myself actually wondering if this would work to remove soap scum without spending hours daily in the shower with a scrubby pad.
#15 By: John Smith, November 7th, 2013 20:25
I use a big car wash mitt, clean the whole tub in two minutes.
#16 By: Tim Quinn, November 7th, 2013 20:34
Uh, hello? The entire point of the Manly Solution is to not be asked to do it ever again. This will work perfectly for that job.
#17 By: spo, November 7th, 2013 22:18
I did this ages ago using a rubber sanding disc and an old pair of underwear. It went out of balance easily, but worked well before that happened.
#18 By: knoxblox, November 7th, 2013 23:32
Ah, but you underestimate the power of Honey-Do. You WILL be asked to do it again whether it needs it or not.
#20 By: Brian Sizemore, November 8th, 2013 09:55
You people somehow imply I enjoy doing a shitty manual job of scrubbing the bathtub. I own one of the Black and Decker scumbuster line and it works great. A full charge will just about do a full walk-in shower and it sure beats having to do it all by hand. Besides I typically clean the shower in the nude and just get a shower when I'm done; the scumbuster is water proof, my cordless drill is not.
#21 By: CLamb, November 8th, 2013 13:41
Showering in the garden eliminates the need to clean the bathtub. Just be sure to wash with chemicals that won't harm the pansies.
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