Thursday, 11 January 2018

Anyone Need A Plumber?


Just thought I'd share with you that I've fixed the leak, all by myself, no plumber required (and also that the inside of under-the-kitchen-sink-pipes are disgusting: a kind of fetid, brown, rotting gloop). Note the trusty marigolds. How do real plumbers manage without them?

Now I just have to decide what to do with the fifty quid I've saved... although come to think of it, it's only £25 after you take into account the car insurance fleecing from yesterday!

Hope all are well,

CT.

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  1. Your plumbing looks great, but electrical sockets under a sink and pipes. When we had our kitchen done last time we had to move all sockets.

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    1. I know- the bottom one isn't live. The top one, there was no where else for it to go.

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  2. All waste pipes have the gloopy stuff, so don't worry about it! Well done you for sorting it our yourself! I should use the money towards something nice if I were you to make up for the insurance fleecing, they have a cheek don't they. Thank you for the messages and the love from T&P, did another little post just now. Hope all is well for you.

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    1. I couldn't contemplate doing this because if I were to get down to floor level to do it I would be quite unable to get up again!

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    2. Amy- all well here thanks. Ted rolled in FP this morning, but what else is new?! x

      Weaver- I contemplated using a garden kneeler....

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  3. Your cupboard under the sink looks a lot cleaner than mine! Enjoy your well earned gains. More Toblerone perhaps :). B x

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    1. Mainly because it got washed clean when the pipe overflowed :o) parkrun tomorrow? x

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    2. Not this week, lots planned tomorrow. Don’t worry I’m back to my routine :)

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  4. Of course you've fixed it! Marigolds are go :-)
    You have the patience of an extremely patient person (as evidenced by your previous post – that insurance person, what a shocker!).
    Sam x

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    1. It was an exercise in self-control and remaining calm at all costs :o) Nice to have you back x

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  5. I know we don't have lead pipes any more, but is this a Pb? :o)

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  6. Once I found you tube I have fixed lots of little things, it is amazing what you can learn. Well done though,stinky pipes are not nice.

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  7. Oooh, yes I do! I'm expecting a plumber to call round this evening but I'm not feeling very hopeful right now. I may be calling on your expertise. X

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  8. Bloody well done, I could never manage it

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  9. Brilliant and you didn't even have to wait in for hours for someone to arrive!

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    1. Now I hadn't even thought of that! Good point.

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  10. Good work CT!
    Only a women would calculate that they could spend money they never actually paid out! Lovin' your style! 😜

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    1. You must have read M's mind! :o) xx

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    2. It's something Jan would say! But like you I look on the positive side of life!!!!!!!! 👌

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  11. Hey CT,
    Good for you. I'm getting a dab hand at fixing things since I started Ship Shape.
    Leanne xx

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    1. I always feel you are a very competent and practical person x

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  12. Well done you. I'll make a note for next time we have a leak! xx

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  13. Nicely done. We have a dripping tap that is causing great domestic tension. If you could pop round tomorrow and sort it out it would be greatly appreciated. There's a vintage mince pie in it for you. CJ xx

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    1. I expect it's a washer needs replacing or a nut has come loose (see my expertise there?). A mince pie sounds like handsome payment. I am hoping it's vintage as in made with aged brandy, rather than just been hanging around since Christmas :o) xx

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  14. Fantastic, please come and stay with me for a few weeks. Bed and board supplied for The Trade. 😍

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  15. Good for you! Tackling that difficult, smelly job and succeeding? Yes! Absolutely treat yourself to something nice - you've earned it!

    I was so proud of myself too when I unclogged my dishwasher. Like Pam, I watched a YouTube video and figured out how to do it. Presto! Clean as a whistle. Gross, disgusting water drained away - forever! Ha! see what we women can accomplish?

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  16. I could have used you last year...

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  17. About the electric sockets in the same space. When we moved into our house we had it completely re-wired. I found it odd that the electrician put a double socket (for the washing machine) under the sink - but he said it was an ordinary thing to do . . . but it makes me nervous . . . Anyone else know about this kind of thing?

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    1. The lower of the two in ours isn't live. I am nervous about the top one though.

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    2. I can't understand it. Our electrician made a huge fuss about the kind of light switch we have in the bathroom but was blase about putting a point under the sink. Which, indeed, has leaked since we've been here - there was no jubilee clip to fix the overflow pipe to the outflow. (Probably not the right terminology!) so it pinged off. It's one of those things where I realise self confidence is lacking. I wish, since we were paying a lot of money for the re-wiring - we had had the confidence simply to say 'we don't want it there'!
      On the other hand . . . since an electrician has put a socket under your sink too . . . I suppose it's a usual thing to do and one shouldn't worry.

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    3. In Australia we have electricity sockets in bathrooms as a standard - all seems well but I must say the ones for dishwasher etc are not under sink but behind said item on wall under unit, hidden! Washing machines have a separate home in a designated laundry!
      I think you would only need to worry about your socket under sink if water levels reached it! Very unlikely!

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  18. I'd probably make things worse if I attempted such a task

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  19. How to videos are brilliant. I changed a tap as in removed the old one and fitted a new one all by myself. (I bought the tap from eBay for little more than the cost of two new cartridges - such is the bonkers world we live in today.) My mum brought me up to believe that there is no such word as can't! I avoid blockages by regularly dousing with a scoop or two of soda crystals washed down a kettle of boiling water and also employ a long thin bottle brush to tease out "stuff" from plug holes. Daughter and son's girlfriend both have very long hair! Sorry if that is TMI! Your last post should be mandatory reading for all insurance call centre folk, except they are usually working from a script and are not trained or allowed to think for themselves - more's the pity.

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  20. Gosh you are good! Do you do contract work, i have an unpleasant aroma coming from my kitchen sink ;-) xx

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  21. Well done, I know who to go to for plumbing advice! Sarah x

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Thank you for leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading them and will try my best to reply to every one. CT x