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I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Plumbing at 418 Clay St

There was a lot of rain here in Chaumont NY last night. It continues this morning.
This is me in one of myapartments on Clay St., Watertown. I am holding the bathtub drain & trap
that I removed. It's made of lead. I replaced it with PVC (plastic) drain.

Original bathtub lead drain & trap. I'll
sell the lead to a local scrap yard.

 If one wishes to survive here in Northern NY it is useful to wear many hats. Among the hats I wear is that of Land Lord. When one of my apartments came vacant at 418 Clay St. in Watertown, I knew I couldn't rent it again with the shabby condition the bathroom was in. The floor, in particular, was  in tough shape. The toilet was ancient and had a leak that I repaired at least four years ago. The leak had not returned, but I figured I better replace the toilet befor the leak returned, or something worse happened. Replacing the floor was a challenge because of the monstrously heavy cast iron, claw fotted bathtub. Not easy to move. Anyhow, The photos presented here are from that project, taken on February 27th of this year.
This is a small bathroom, just about 5 x 5 feet. The floor was in horrible condition. I replaced it
along with the toilet & sink. I kept & re-installed the cast iron, claw foot bathtub.

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