|Posted by CM on February 06, 19101 at 13:47:55:|
|In response to Re: Fixing your own faucets is a lost art|
But which is better? Anyone handy with tools can replace a faucet cartridge, and in the old washer days, in a given house with 3-4 faucets, there always seemed to be one that dripped. By the time you got around to that one, another was dripping...
... and I remember points and distributors... I'll take my new car anyday, needs a tuneup about every 3/4 of an eon, and always starts on the first crank.
... but I guess I do miss small block Chevys that you could rebuild in a weekend. I'm afraid to touch anything under my hood now, beyond changing my oil.
: : Jim wrote a nice article about faucets, the link below has the full story.
: : Advent of the washerless cartridge in 1947 seen as progress by most plumbers
: : BY JIM QUINN
: : Once upon a time, not so many years ago, it was easy for any amateur to repair leaking faucets.
: : The job could be done with a screwdriver and a wrench. All you needed to do was replace an inexpensive little rubber washer. The job took five minutes, You could find instructions in any decent how-to book.
: : My, how times have changed.
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