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I just replaced all the guts in my toilet tank.  The ballcock was  
worn out and the flapper valve wasn't flapping.  I bought  
replacements at [local Big Box], and although it took me two tries  
to get everything tight enough that I had no leaks, IT"S WORKING!

My wonderful son-in-law came over yesterday to install a replacement  
for my 11-year-old  disposal (the switch stopped working and a  
replacement part cost over 10% of the unit - ugh).  I had an almost  
new disposal stored downstairs, hoping to eventually get a small  
kitchenette set up, using all the old sinks and appliances from my  
original before-the-major-remodeling kitchen. So, we hauled the  
almost-new one up, and DSIL went to work.  He had to do some  
creative carving on the cabinet, it was a smidge too large for the  
space, and re-align some of the pipes, but he got it in and tested,  
so I'm back in business.

And, of course, while I had him here I asked him to do several other  
small plumbing jobs, which he was happy to do.  However, he took the  
toilet ballcock out, and then we discovered I had purchased the  
wrong replacement part.  He had to quit last night (and thank  
goodness I have another bathroom on this floor) so I tackled the job  
today.  It feels so good to do "man's work" successfully.  <g>

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us





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On Saturday, August 2, 2014 5:01:35 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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Glad your son-in-law was able to come over and do those projects for you.  And yes, I know exactly what you mean when you say "It feels so good to do "man's work" successfully." as frequently I have those same projects to do.


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I have two invaluable sons-in-law, each has special skills they are  
more than willing to gift to me.  I am extremely fortunate.

As a widow, I have had to take over many of the man'-jobs once  
performed by my DH.  It makes me remember him with great(er)  
fondness.  :-}

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




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That's the funny thing with plumbing, especially the sort with screw fittings and  
washers... you want to get it just tight enough to leak, but not so tight  
that it deforms and starts leaking.  <g>

Actually, I enjoy fixing plumbing -- at least the part you can do yourself by  
code.  It's pretty logical and straightforward and it's easy to see if you did  
it right or not.    Can't say I enjoy things like septic tanks and leach fields,  
though, but since most codes won't allow non-licensed plumbers to work below
the trap, I don't have to deal with 'em.  :-)

Kay


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Good job on the house repairs by the way I spent 3 hours unblocking the  
bath which serves a shower base for No2 son yesterday he is working in  
the mais/corn fields as a castrator at the moment for a summer job, the  
sheer quantity of mud he sluices off at the end of the day succeeded in  
blocking the waste pipe. Boys huh.


--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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Claire in France wrote:

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Gah!  
http://www.sunset.com/home/outdoor-living/how-to-make-an-outdoor-shower

http://www.bobvila.com/articles/2486-how-to-make-an-outdoor-shower/#.U93mYaPeuSo

;-D



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Like.


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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On 8/3/2014 1:54 PM, Claire in France wrote:

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Claire, we have an outdoor shower at our little summer cottage.There is  
no better way to shower.  Ours is completely enclosed and has an area to  
hang your robe and towel when showering. If you every get  one the whole  
family will use it. I like to go out when I get up and before I eat  
breakfast. It's like being a kid and running out in the rain on a summer  
day.  I just came back from 2 weeks of glorious outdoor  showering.
Juno
Juno

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Hey!  I am proud of you!  
Barbara in SC


I just replaced all the guts in my toilet tank.  The ballcock was  
worn out and the flapper valve wasn't flapping.  I bought  
replacements at [local Big Box], and although it took me two tries  
to get everything tight enough that I had no leaks, IT"S WORKING!

My wonderful son-in-law came over yesterday to install a replacement  
for my 11-year-old  disposal (the switch stopped working and a  
replacement part cost over 10% of the unit - ugh).  I had an almost  
new disposal stored downstairs, hoping to eventually get a small  
kitchenette set up, using all the old sinks and appliances from my  
original before-the-major-remodeling kitchen. So, we hauled the  
almost-new one up, and DSIL went to work.  He had to do some  
creative carving on the cabinet, it was a smidge too large for the  
space, and re-align some of the pipes, but he got it in and tested,  
so I'm back in business.

And, of course, while I had him here I asked him to do several other  
small plumbing jobs, which he was happy to do.  However, he took the  
toilet ballcock out, and then we discovered I had purchased the  
wrong replacement part.  He had to quit last night (and thank  
goodness I have another bathroom on this floor) so I tackled the job  
today.  It feels so good to do "man's work" successfully.  <g>

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




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 or almost any useful work.


  
 congratulations


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