My sister's bathroom from Siberia...
"Heeelp meee ", it was my sister screaming into the phone, I calmly asked her what the problem was, as I was about 700 miles away. It finally had happened a point of no return had been reached and I was available at that moment in time. I volunteered right then and there to plumb and tile her leaky bathroom. So I packed up my tools and headed to upstate NY.
Leaking for years, plumbing from the 50's all brass pipes and no shut off valves in the entire house. I will confess I was overwhelmed especially after I ripped down the tile wall in the shower and exposed 4 knobs of dubious origin. I am not a full-fletched plumber (you might have guessed that by now) but I had promised my sis I would help. Now my first impulse was to run to Lowe's, maybe they had a real plumber for customer service and I could relate my problems to him .But what if they didn't? So I made my list instead and I tried and I am saying tried, to foresee all the possible p r o b l e m s I would run into trying to create a plumbing miracle and you know what I mean. Ever heard of Blue Hawk ?
- Fast, easy installation
- No soldering, gluing or crimping
- we were hoping so but unfortunately that was not the case only because the problem were the ancient pipes which were thick brass. I am happy to report that at the end the Blue Hawk fittings came through for me after I took out my Saws-all and cut the pipes straight off to fit, it all came together.
One more thing, lol, I have to give credit were credit is do. Unfortunately Lowe's was about a good 45 minutes away, so I started to shop at the local ACE Hardware store in East Berne. Wow these guys are awesome too, they really helped me a whole lot.
Thank you guys, you're the best!
This is my NY crew,
Tyler, Lacey and Eden.
They were awesome!
Despite the challenges we survived .......go helpers!
( Yes, I needed brute strength, couldn't have done it without you, thank you Tyler, love you!)