Tuesday, July 06, 2010

High Flow

Quite a while ago, probably nearing a year by now, one of the faucets in the bathroom at work stopped working. A week or so later, I happened to be in the bathroom when two workers were working on fixing it and I overheard them discussing what to do:

Repair Guy #1: Hmm, I'm not exactly sure what is going on, but it seems related to the flow regulator. [I don't remember the exact name, but it was something like that]
Repair Guy #2: Well, let's remove it then
RG#1: But on these faucets its not really replaceable, we won't be able to get a new one.
RG#2: Sure we will, just remove it.
RG#1: No, the water pressure will be too much, it will make a mess every time someone uses it.
RG#2: Only for a day or two while we wait for the new one, just do it.
RG#1: ..Fine.

You can probably guess where this is going, but of course the flow regulator (or whatever) has not been replaced yet. Apparently RG#1 was correct and, it can not be replaced. So now every time someone uses that faucet in the bathroom, there's water everywhere because it comes out like a fire hose.

Perhaps someday they'll remember and actually replace the faucet, but until then I'm always amused when I see water sprayed on the mirror, counter, floor and everything in between.

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