When we moved into our house we found that (for some reason best known
to themselves) the vendor had removed the (ceramic ?) part of the
bathroom taps that say "Hot" and "Cold". The taps are "edwardian" in
style. I'd like to get hold of replacements. Can anyone guide me as to
what these parts are called (indexes springs to mind..) and where I
might get hold of some ?
not completely on-thread (like most of my posts), but maybe a laugh
for you all ;)
I went to stay in a four-star (it was when it was built) hotel in the
Thrace region of Turkey.
As I was grubby after a hard days work, I was pleased to see that hot
water was available for a bath - in fact too hot to touch...
So I opened the cold tap, lo and behold, that was running scaldingly
hot as well...
Had to leave the full bath about an hour to cool down before I could
I put the cold tap on the left in the bathroom sink, I'm right handed
and if I'm e.g. holding my toothbrush, I can control the water with my
left hand (which is actually completely untrue, but the best reason I
can come up with offhand)
Yes, the bathroom hot taps are on the right (and on the left in the
kitchen). When the house was refurbed by the previous owner, they
moved in mysterious ways...like putting the mains cold feed to the the
bathroom sink and nicking the tap indeces (that's the word I was
searching for). Now, where can I get these ?
On 24 Nov 2003 08:22:50 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Zymurgy)
Probably with the Romans who had plumbing long before Sir Twyford
Adamant and Lord Vitreous of China were on the scene.
The theory was, like driving on the left, that the right hand would
always be available for the sword.
In the case of bathroom plumbing, my theory is that since the majority
of the population are right handed, they will grab first for the right
hand tap if they are not paying attention. With the hot on the left,
they will not scald themselves.
If you believe that, you'll believe anything :-)
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
You don't like having drinking water from the tap when brushing your teeth
then? You prefer water from a grotty tank with dead rats floating within?
All my taps are direct from the mains, unstored and drinkable, even the hot
I wish I'd taken some pics of the main tanks here before I cleaned
them out and fitted proper covers. Moderately random collection of
drowned wood lice, beetles, centipedes and one mouse combined with a
good layer of brick dust/mortar etc.
We have never had any problems that could even be remotely linked to
And when there is a major mains failure and your water is off for
maybe 24hrs? How do you make a cup of tea or, prehaps more important,
flush the loo. Using bottle water for that seems a tad excessive,
always assuming the local supermarket had any left, 'cause every one
else will have been rushing out to buy whatever water they can...
Ours was scheduled to be off for 6hrs last month as they messed about
with the main. In the end it was nearer 24hrs we used about half of
our stored supply. We didn't use the w/mc and the kids shared their
bath water but other than that we didn't control our water useage.
I would not be happy living in a place without stored water.
I wouldn't worry that much about it. B-)
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
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