Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ms. Fix It Strikes Again

Oh, how I love to take broken things apart and hope I can get them working and back together. In todays episode of Ms. Fix It lets talk about my kids shower. For about 2-3 weeks now it has been broken. They came to me one day and said it would not turn on. Fortunately they were able to use my shower but before I ventured into their bathroom they had to clean it up.

Finally, I looked at it tonight and found a cracked something or other in the knob. It was some type of cylinder that slips of some other part. This meant the knob didn't secure firmly around theother part so when you turned the knob instead of turning the other part with it the knob just slipped around the other part. Um yeah, I went to plumbing school!! NOT.

I couldn't find any glue and yes I even tried nail glue but it would not hold. Alas, rubber bands are your your friend people. I fit the cracked piece back in place and wrapped a rubber band around it as many times as I could. Everything is screwed back together and ta da, a working shower.

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