Tuesday, January 18, 2011

fershtunkener plumbers

I have the urge to shout "stupid plumbers!!!" Actually they're pretty smart. They arrange things so they'll always have work to do. Every time I do a repair to my fairly new house it's the same story. After fixing the faucet or toilet or whatever, I stand back with pride to see how it functions and then I hear the drip, drip, drip of the shutoff valve. I know these valves are not made to take constant turning on and off, but how about ONE on-off cycle. Tomorrow, I'll make another trip to the hardware supply store and buy a new shutoff valve. Crawling under the sink to replace the valve with a new one will be a worse task than the original job. I pray that the fittings won't leak, because that's the next weak point in an unending chain of misery.