In both cases I've tried several things and tried google, but no success thus far.
1) a leaking sink outflow pipe.
It leaked before and was fixed with some Plumber's Epoxy Putty. Now it leaks again. I cannot get more putty on, probably because this is right by the P trap and very close to floor joists. I suspect that the old putty may not be holding right, but I also cannot get the old putty off. I'm thinking maybe some silicone sealer at edge where the old putty is? Not sure if that could make it even worse? Ideas?
2) a stuck drawer in a very heavy old file cabinet.
It is somewhat rusty and was hard to open even when brand new. I don't think there are any objects inside stopping the opening, just weight, rustiness, and most especially that the handle on the top drawer is loose.
The handle screws in from inside so I cannot get handle on securely till it is open. The lock is part of the handle and I don't want to chance messing that up also, so I have not given a really big tug on handle for fear of it coming all the way off. The cabinet requires the top drawer to open first before any other drawer, so because I cannot get the top drawer open, I cannot get any other drawer open either--thus ideas like going in from the drawer below won't work.
I'd prefer not to have the thing pried with crowbar if possible. I have gorilla tape on order in case I could use that to form a temporary handle. Also some liquid wrench for the rustiness issue. I've considered superglue or something like that to try to adhere the handle enough to be able to tug hard on it--don't know if that would work or not, and if not if it could create bigger problems.