Years ago when I wasn't such a handy handyman...

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Years ago when I wasn't such a handy handyman...

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Wifey (bless her!) wanted a nice new bathroom suite - me on a cost saving mission decided some nice shiny new mixer taps would brighten up our existing bath and basin and save me hard earned beer money. Saturday dawned and her off shopping I started the job as a surprise for her return... I hadn't bargained for the 20+ year old retaining nuts on the taps (in a very inaccessible place - as they usually are) being welded on. After scraping most of the skin from my knuckles I jumped in the car and made a 10 mile round trip to the market to buy a adjustable wrench, got it in place - swung on the b*stard with all my might and... split the frigging bath straight down the middle. Wife returned to just two pipes (still with taps attached) stuck out of the bathroom floor and the bath in the garden. I also then had to get a plumber in to sort out my heating as when I drained the water tank I caused a blockage in the system.
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As they say, you couldn't make it up! :lol:
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What was she moaning about - you had a bath each!
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Hilarious! Did she at least appreciate the sentiment?!
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Fantastic.
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Amazing! I probably would have given up as soon as i saw they were welded on!
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Paulsad wrote:Wifey (bless her!) wanted a nice new bathroom suite - me on a cost saving mission decided some nice shiny new mixer taps would brighten up our existing bath and basin and save me hard earned beer money. Saturday dawned and her off shopping I started the job as a surprise for her return... I hadn't bargained for the 20+ year old retaining nuts on the taps (in a very inaccessible place - as they usually are) being welded on. After scraping most of the skin from my knuckles I jumped in the car and made a 10 mile round trip to the market to buy a adjustable wrench, got it in place - swung on the b*stard with all my might and... split the frigging bath straight down the middle. Wife returned to just two pipes (still with taps attached) stuck out of the bathroom floor and the bath in the garden. I also then had to get a plumber in to sort out my heating as when I drained the water tank I caused a blockage in the system.
Lol, it's all part of the game. Experience is the product of mistakes unfortunately.
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