Category Archives: Plumbing

Tap Dance

So, to continue with the Amazing Adventures of Plumber Man…..
Undoubtedly, one of his favourite Things To Do is to make holes through walls. The hole for the sink drainage was a relatively simple matter because it was through the outside … Continue reading

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The Sound of Success

Well, clearly I underestimated the super powers of Plumber Man. Not only can he walk through solid rock (armed only with a pick axe) and create holes where no holes have ever gone before, he can also alter the Flow … Continue reading

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The Calling of the Pipes.

As I sit here in the warm-and-comfy writing this post, Simon is outside in the cool-and-muddy drilling the other side of a Very Big Hole through our kitchen wall. Eager to refute my earlier (apparently unfounded) inference that he is … Continue reading

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Seau Happy

You can never have too many buckets.
This was one of the profound thoughts that occurred to me while we were not-busy emptying (very slowly) our hot water tank of 200 litres of water, so that Simon could fit a new … Continue reading

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Sucking Sewage

Friday came, and eventually (only two hours late) so did Monsieur Gaume. We had the usual mobile phone call to enquire how exactly to find our isolated house, and then his huge red lorry squeezed down the lane.Turning round … Continue reading

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Fosse-hunting — the pursuit of effluent

When we first visited the farm, we couldn’t help but notice that there was no conventional toilet. We wondered whether the occupants were evangelical environmentalists, who insisted on using an earth closet for high-minded reasons. However, not wanting ourselves to … Continue reading

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