March Showers?
March 7, 2008

So, our shower has some issues. First, it's the only fixture in the bathroom which is an almond colour. And I don't think we can actually wrangle a new tub in through either the doorway OR the window. Bugger. So, we did the nice tub paint thing on it. Except the paint was a little "stiff" on the last coat ... and somehow we never got around to buying another can of it to finish up. Then, turns out, you're really not supposed to leave your wet shower curtain on that paint forever and ever in the corner. Cuz now all the paint in that corner has worn off.

Next, and more important on a day to day level ... is the showerhead. We were getting next to no water pressure for the last couple of weeks. And the hot water was just not wanting to get hot - but ONLY to the shower. No drippy pipes.

Today I decided I'd had enough. I carefully took the showerhead down. Easy fix, there's a pressure adjuster in there that we don't need since there's only adults in the house. And, it was gunked up a bit with some rust particles. Yank that sucker out and screw the showerhead back up.

Good news? We have hot water which is actually hot. We have water pressure. I fixed the showerhead.

Bad news? Then I broke the showerhead.

GAH! I had to take it off with a wrench, but I started putting it back on by hand. I pulled out the hand wrench to give it the infamous "last little twist" - trying to gauge the force correctly since I didn't want to --

Oops. I didn't want to break the damn plastic screw-on connection, but guess what? Literally one twist with the wrench and POP!


Now I have to go buy a new showerhead. Frankly, the other half is ecstatic as she didn't like that one anyway.

Just what I wanted to do today! WOOHOO!

(Maybe I'll go to Chipotles for dinner ... mmmm ... burritos and REAL guacamole.)

UPDATE: I didn't go to Chipotles ... wound up not on that side of town. And you know what? We're out of food now. I ate chicken fajitas tonight ... without any tortillas (or guacamole). Damn.

Anyhow, I installed the new showerhead shortly after getting home. Works like a charm. :)

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Maria said:

Too aggressive with the shower head eh?

March 7, 2008 3:21 PM


PandoraWilde said:

At least you could do the job--most people would have FUBAR'd it long before finding the problem, let alone putting it back up.

March 7, 2008 6:58 PM


Momo Fali said:

I am quite impressed...not about the showerhead, but that you ate a fajita without a tortilla. That takes skill.

March 7, 2008 9:59 PM


CableGirl said:

Good news, it's fixed. Bad news it's broken. You sound like my husband. lol "What? Extra parts? Yeah, we didn't need those anyway."

March 8, 2008 10:25 AM


dan leone said:

You should be proud for even tying to fix the showerhead! As far as the tortiall-less fajita is concerned, that is something else entirely. I wouldn't even have attempted that one!

March 9, 2008 8:29 PM
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