Plumbing: How Hard Can It Be?

This hard…

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Saint Antony lent me all his plumbing gear and showed me the basics. It looked dead easy when he did it, but turning the cutty thingy turned out to be a bit more of a struggle for me.

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It’s pretty cool, though, just a little sprung blade wheel in a jig that you clip on and then turn round and round about 3 or 4 times until the end of the copper pipe just pops off!

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Job number one, as usual, lay out all the gear. Job number two, make stuff really hot and stick it together with solder.

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My first plumbing job turns out to be a candle holder.

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It went really well though, it was easy in the end. I quite enjoyed it. I suppose the test will be whether my actual plumbing holds water, so to speak, but I’m quietly confident.

Meanwhile… the weather has been lovely.

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And watch this space, because the masonry heater builders are on site and next post will be pictures of all that. Amazing.

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