Any plumbers around ?

Tecchy questions !

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cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 22:40
Helloooo !

Just repolaced the waste pipe thing on the kitchen sink as I managed to break the old one off - oops ! Are there special tools to tighten up those collars on the plastic pipes - hand tight doesn't seem to be doing the job ?

Also - hot tap on the downstairs sink is just coming out very very slowly. Hot water upstairs is fine ? Anyone any ideas ?

Worth a go anyway ! Ta !
26/06/2003 at 22:40
hello no idea
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 22:49
Me neither - hence the quessy. Doh !
Shoulda been a plumber ! Maybe I should sue the careers teacher. Actually I cant remember a single thing he told us. Hmmmm.
26/06/2003 at 22:51
oh well hows things apart from plumbing?
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 22:58
Apart from plumbing things are fine - and I hear the sound of my takeaway arriving at the door ! I'll have to dash ! Be back later though - seeya BB !
26/06/2003 at 23:00
enjoy coughie
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 23:15
Yummie.

Any plumbers turned up yet ?
26/06/2003 at 23:18
no
26/06/2003 at 23:22
nite nite mrbb due back soon i hope
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 23:23
Phooey. Probably all in the bahamas on their luxury launches.

So whasssup BB ? Like the pic - is this you or a pic de plume ?
26/06/2003 at 23:25
not me so must be pic de plume
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 23:28
Aha = you've stolen another one. I can't remember how to change my pic, so I'm sticking with this one ! last time I messedround I locked myself out of my own account and was 'cougies stupider clone' for a week.

So what exciting news have you ? I've been good for the past 2 days, and not posted from work. Hard but had to be done. I see I missed a lot ! Mainly smut. Damn !
26/06/2003 at 23:29
been shopping, going on hols
admire your restraint i'm addicted
lots of smut
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 23:31
Oooh - hols. Where are you off to ?
I had to stop - or else I'm sure I'd end up sacked - it is tooooo addictive.

Pah - wheres the night time smut. Oh, Wolfy only posts in the daytime ! ;-)
26/06/2003 at 23:32
nite nite of to eat and wait for mr bb
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 23:36
seeya holiday girl.
26/06/2003 at 23:49
Cougie, I'm not a plumber, however have done quite a bit of plumbing in my 180 year old house so to answer your questions

1. Yes, you can buy special tools for a few quid. Can't remember what they're called but if you pop into B & Q and go to the plumbing part you'll probably see the tools that have big enough jaws to grip.

2. Sounds like an air block. If you get a bit of hosepipe and connect the cold water tap to the hot water tap and turn them both on the cold water goes into the hot water pipe and removes the air block. Can be a bit messy so get lots of towels out! There are another few reasons but this is the one I've had most often.

Hope that helps!
cougie    pirate
26/06/2003 at 23:53
180 year old house ? I didn't know they could be that old ! ;-)

1. Thanks - will do that.

2. Blimey - that sounds clever - will give that a go ! Cheers !

I knew it was worth a post.

Happy Bikng & Running !
27/06/2003 at 08:32
Did it work Cougie?
27/06/2003 at 21:40
ok I dont usualy own up to it but I took the oath and now when there are screams for is there a plumber in the house I come over all super heroish.1st waste fittings are usualy only done up hand tight so just check that the rubbers are not twisted or pushed out and also check to see if the hot tap is turning all the way as quite often the spindle has a habit of seizzing up when in a hard water area.
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