I thought it was supposed to be Spring! This was the view from Herbie this morning.
Rick popped over to look at how we would replace the shower mixer with a thermostatic one. Now Rick is a great engineer and easily the best DiYer I know ( and he has immaculately refitted two bathrooms in his house), but even he gulped and pronounced it to be a non trivial task. The problem is access.
You have to get to the back of the taps and even if we enlarge the current “inspection hole” an arm will have to go in well past the elbow the reach the far tap, and the gap between the back of the bath and the hull is only just wide enough to get the bits in. And the radiator is in the way. What happens when we drop a nut or a spanner doesn’t bear thinking about. Doing up a compression joint one handed and blind is not my idea of fun. Come to think of it, what we need is a Vet with plumbing skills.
So we have a plan B. We will need an access hole rather bigger than would look good in the bathroom, so the idea is to tunnel in from the saloon , where the hole will be covered up by this cupboard
Of course I will have to dismantle the cupboard and shelves and disconnect the radio first. So what should be a fifteen minute job screwing on a couple of tap fittings is now estimated to be a day’s work. I hope we get the hole in the right place! We’ll have to try and work it out by dead reckoning. Most of all though, I hope the fittings don’t leak and drip afterwards.
PS if you look closely at the log on the top shelf you might notice that I have not lost my log weight loss measurement fetish!