Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Positively Plumbing

by Mauverneen

Indoor plumbing. We all take it for granted until it backs up.

Tub wouldn't drain. Toilet wouldn't either. Tried some liquid drain cleaner. No luck. Called a plumber. He removed the toilet, unclogged the pipes and put it all back together. Told me I was "good to go".

That's been my day so far. I am positively grateful for indoor plumbing and good plumbers.

Not much else to say about plumbing, so I thought I'd share these pictures of my bathroom in my tent while I was on Safari in Kenya several years ago.


Shower stall

Sunken tub on the 'porch' of my tent. Quite an experience bathing 'al fresco'. The hippos were bathing in the river below me. Nothing else for miles and miles. 

The first flush toilet was invented in 1596! Sir John Harrington created two of them - one for himself and one for his godmother - Queen Elizabeth.

Evidence of indoor plumbing dates back to ancient Egypt. 1500 B.C. They used copper piping. 

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