Quote Of The Day

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Friday, June 10, 2011

Adventures of a Plumber's Mate...

9am
Spotted stain on bedroom ceiling. Found leak in loft. It was the bathroom toilet cistern. A bolt had cracked. When I touched the bolt it broke completely and emptied the contents of the cistern flooding the bathroom and leaking down through the house! Towels, towels, towels! And a bucket. I had one finger in the hole, water spurting in my face and trying to fumble for a screwdriver to turn off the water feed. Adventures of a Plumber's Mate is was not.

10am
Mopped up most of the water. Hmmm, call plumber or self-fix?

11am
Decision made. I'm going to don my swimming trunks and water-wings and fix this leak myself. Hey, it's only *water* after all. Ok, it's water under mains pressure... (Hands up who *doesn't* think I'll be calling a plumber within 5 mins?)

Noon
Floor all but dried out. Just preparing the surrounding area around the hole in the cistern where the (non-essential) holding bolt was. I'm going to plug it with cotton-wool, double-sided Sellotape, brown-paper, a self-addressed envelope, some string, sealing wax and super glue. Professional? Me?

1pm
All fixed. Used super glue and mirror sealant. In bucket loads. Just need to wait a week or two for everything to dry and set.
Enhanced by Zemanta

6 comments:

  1. This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for this nice article. plombier Pointe-aux-Trembles

    ReplyDelete
  2. A plumber requires several tools for the fitting work for plumbing, fixing a tap or to carryout repairs. These tools help the plumber in performing his/her work properly, and therefore it is important that the tools are used systematically and handled carefully to avoid any damage. www.iplumberpro.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. This was huge information for all ,those who needed these type article. This was really good and of course knowledgeable. Thank you for sharing this much information with us. Would you like to get more information about plumbing services so visit Plumber Beecroft

    ReplyDelete
  4. Extremely useful information which you have shared here. This is a great way to enhance knowledge for us, and also helpful for us. Thankful to you for sharing an article like this. Coffs Harbour plumbing

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm impressed by this blog. There is so much information about this topic. I really appreciated to you for this quality work, Nice post. although, creative content. thanks for sharing. Plumber near me

    ReplyDelete
  6. You have shared a lot of information in this article. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed to this useful article. Keep posting. water pooling under house Sydney

    ReplyDelete