It ruffles my feathers every time my kids come over and wind down my
faucets until the rubbers destroy themselves. Why don't they stop turning
the faucet when the water stops? Isn't that the idea? Why do then need to
crank them down like a wheel lug nut? They have no concept of anything
if you try to explain it. That must be why their faucets always leak,
their lawn mowers are always broken, they have trouble with their cars
and appliances are falling apart. This generation is the dumbest I've
ever seen. If my grand kids get dumber than they are, this country is
If I had to guess, I'd say it was because his mother ran off with a Spanish
dance instructor named Gomez who had shiny patent-leather shoes and a
Gomez ultimately became a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman in Toledo
and, pardon the pun, "cleaned up."
I hear you... I'm continuously amazed/horrified/terrified by this and
IMHO, the root cause is a near complete lack of simple common sense...
At the grand kids home faucets likely drip, and over torquing saves
So offer to fix their faucets or better yet show them how, and install
ball valves at your home, over tightening a ball valve will just tire
out their arm:)
I have a sister who wrecked every set of taps in my house. I screamed
at her so many times about her penchant for over-torquing but it was
hopeless trying to get through to her. I finally installed expensive
taps that can't be wrecked easily and even after that she had to try
and give that final thrust to make sure the tap didn't leak. Its a
pathological sickness that she was born with...no other explanation
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