Saturday, January 9, 2021

New website

 The old one was a little out-of-date; quick and responsive, but tired.

The new one is very 2021. I'm adding and deleting stuff, too.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Bellingham's One Day of Winter


I was only stuck for a few minutes, just long enough for the working-at-home-desperately-needing-a-distraction crowd to gawk at me.

12/23/2020 Barkley Village

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Bellingham garbage disposer turns into a bigger job....

 This is a kitchen in a inherited-rental-soon-to-be-sold Bellingham house.

Yep, needs replacing pretty soon.

New disposer and drains..

and new sink, faucet, and air gap!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Barkley Plumbing has joined the Chamber of Commerce!

I don't know what's going on with Chrome, but just select the link and go to the Chamber...

Bellingham Chamber

Friday, November 27, 2020

Plumbing Discount Mailer


I received a slick oversized postcard from a local heating company through the mail today.

"Tankless water heater: $400.00 off plus a free disposer!"

    Okay, let's look at that. A total of almost $1,000.00 discount, if they replace my really nice disposer and my tank-type warhorse of a water heater (as if...) with a high maintenance, energy and water-wasting tankless-type water heater.

    How much are they overcharging to begin with? If I gave that much back on any job, I'd be paying you.

"$200.00 off water heater replacement"

    Ya gotta wonder about the quality of the materials and the final price of the job. Water heaters are practically a break-even job for me, so discounting $200.00, I'd make more money not working.

    The postcard goes on and on, but you get the drift.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Bellingham Kitchen Utility Sink

 Per the Lady of the House, I installed a plastic utility sink in a kitchen that's going through a extensive remodel. The remodel started when the dishwasher water line started dripping and destroyed the floor in a 20' x 15' section.

What's so great is that installing a temporary sink--a throw away, really--never occurred to me or in the many remodels I've seen. Most people will use the bathroom to wash dishes...for weeks.

Brilliant lady, she is!