What kind of plumber doesn't carry the right tools and part with him?!! NOT a good plumber!
Here is my email to my landlady this morning -
No PUN intended, but now I can say that I, "DO DO PLUMBING!"
I went to Home Depot yesterday. I spent $16 on a new p trap and a pair of channel lock pliers. This morning I removed the old and installed the new. The bathroom drain is FIXED! Done. I will keep checking, but so far it's not leaking.
The little gizmo that goes up and down to shut the drain is all rusty and not working. I may try to replace that too. I'm not sure if you can buy those separately or if they only come with new faucets. I'll check.
You can cancel the plumber!
Don't be afraid to try something new! Even if it is something messy or something "only men" can do! :D