Sunday, May 12, 2013

Plumbing 101

A consistent design theme for the house has been to give the impression of an old place that’s been “modernised”. That’s why, for example, the electrical wiring runs through visible copper piping attached to the exposed beams. So when it came to the plumbing we wanted to continue the paradigm by making it look like running water had been added long after the house was built. 
The first plumber we spoke couldn’t get past that we wanted to see all the ugly pipes. But the second bloke, Phil, understood exactly where we were coming from. As a result, the loo wall is a work of art with a wonderful array of copper water pipes, bends and connections show.  Everything needed for the shower, basin and bath in the bathroom on the other side of the wall is on view when you spend a penny. 
After all, Phil’s workmanship is brilliant and far to good to be hidden in a wall.
Next job – a really big water tank.

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