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Old 03-31-11, 07:51 AM
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Genius ..... and a quick move with the hose will turn the commode into a bidet
 
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Old 03-31-11, 08:05 AM
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Just wondering why they are using hot water....LOL Probably this is the cure for condensation issues. It should get a patent.

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That's not redneck plumbing, it's improvising. Real redneck plumbing would be no vanity, no hose, just a toilet (no seat) and a bucket half full of water from the crick.
 
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That's not redneck plumbing, it's improvising. Real redneck plumbing would be no vanity, no hose, just a toilet (no seat) and a bucket half full of water from the crick.
So you have been to Olongapo too. Ex Navy?
 
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Hey Ray...nothing like bathing in the middle of the courtyard with water poured over yer head from a cut down oil can and hand pumped into a bucket huh? Subic City Style!
 
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I'm surprised they are using hot water to fill the toilet. That's luxury.
 
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I'm surprised they are using hot water to fill the toilet. That's luxury.
No, practicality. The hot is to hot to wash their hands. Hey, their observing good hygene. That counts in my book.
 
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You know anyone that would fix a toilet like that probably plumbed the sink in reverse as well...lol.
 
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I keep telling you guys - it aint redneck! There's toothpaste for cripes sake.

Ray - 20+ years in the Navy. I made it to Yankee Station but never the Phillipines. I have eaten a balut though.
 
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Ran in to a lady customer once who was Panamanian. Mentioned balut. Was amazed she knew it. Never had the nerve to try it but I loved monkey-on-a-stick.

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probably plumbed the sink in reverse as well...lol.
More customer tales. I was replacing a lavatory sink with reversed connections. I offered to change them but the customer replied that they had been that way for 40 years. It would be to confusing.
 
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Ray - Monkey meat on a stick has a traveled history. it actually started out in North Africa as a lamb dish. It was brought to Spain by the Moors. The Spanish switched the meat to beef. They brought it with them to the Phillipines. I've enjoyed MM on a stick in Morrocco, Spain and Key West where I got the recipe and the history lesson from a Phillipino fishing buddy.

I also got recipes for pancit, adobo and the best friggen' lumpia in the world.

As for the balut, I didn't eat it by choice. It was over 30 years ago and I still consider it a major accomplishment that I didn't puke.
 
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Mmmmm pancit and lumpia.....

Sob sob...I can only get frozen lumpia here (actually from Vegas or Phoenix) and have never been able to duplicate pancit.
 
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He should have used the proper bleed valve to compensate for the hot water!
 
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I was replacing a lavatory sink with reversed connections. I offered to change them but the customer replied that they had been that way for 40 years. It would be to confusing.
When I bought this place the kitchen sink was reversed, which I like.

Being right handed like most people, I hold a pot in the right hand and turn on the water with the left. With the cold on the left it is easier. Same with rinsing dishes....dish in right hand...turn water on with left.

You do have to think for a second in the bathroom, which is hot.
 
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I spend a bit of time in Central America and it took a bit to get used to the "suicide showers". Many places do not have central hot water. Instead they use a shower head with a water heater built in. You can imagine the fun of having AC that you can bump with your arm while showering. Oh, and there are usually no circuit breakers and forget about GFCI.

 
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PD that looks better than the first one I ever encountered in Rio. Apparently the wire got damaged, so they just replaced it about 2" out of the heater and twisted the wires together. I think it had some electrical tape..but that was it. The girl told me, just don't try to reposition the showerhead or touch any plumbing when it was on. At least I THINK thats what she said, it could have been "Don't use the shower".
 
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