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Plastic or copper.

May 19th, 2005 No comments

My wife went into the kitchen this morning to start breakfast off and slipped on a huge puddle of water. There seemed to be water dripping from one of the lights in the kitchen. Great! I went up into the roof and found a big pool of water sitting on the ceiling plaster. From the looks of it it had been there for some time. So I mopped it all up, (all 6L of it), and called the plumber. The leak was coming from the copper ring that gets used to tighten around joiners in plastic piping. When I was talking to my plumber originally he said that it’d be slightly cheaper to go with plastic. When I objected to it, (I prefer the OLD traditional way of doing things), he said that he’d never had a problem with plastic piping and so managed to convince me to allow him to use it. Now I’m not so convinced, if I had my time again I wouldn’t use it.
It looks like we’ll have to make an insurance claim to get the roof fixed.

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Both Dunnys are done

November 25th, 2004 No comments

The plumbers turned up today and did their bit. Both dunnies and basins are now set in place for the two bathrooms, and the laundry sink is done. That’s about it for the plumbers except for storm water. Speaking of storm water: Because there were changes made to the design of the storm water, the hydro-engineer will have to come out and inspect the job. He’ll come out Saturday – just in enough time for me to fill it in.

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