The Arts Mechanical

Technology is not magic and sometimes in the rush to get the latest toys we forget some simple truths.  The biggest is KISS.  As Sipp points out here.

This is the latest in a long and entertaining series about having to deal with a clog and the worst part of pluming and waste removal.

Thanks to the way that plumbing is modular and that even century old pipes can be repaired with stuff that fits into the old pipe, the job was straight forward as plumbing ever gets.  Of course all too many plumbing tasks are not straight forward. Sometimes plumbing tasks get made less straight forward by succeeding generations of plumbers.  I would really like to know which plumber removed the shutoff valves that were installed in  my shower to enable the washers to be changed.  That one turned a ten minute DIY job into a plumber…

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