I love MacGyver. I really, really do—well, my very own MacGyver that is.
This is the update to my replacing the showerhead fiasco that I blogged about earlier (scan down if you missed it).
Anyway, Scott is amazing. It makes me think of cheers from high school, “If Scott can’t fix it, no one can!” or “Give me an S. Give me a C. Give me a O and two T’s. What that spell? SCOTT! SCOTT! SCOTT!”
Well, my man—my MacGyver—fixed the bathroom/shower issue. He researched the problem on- line (all answers can be found on the internet) and also discussed the problem with a plumber friend of ours. The answer: he needed to buy a nipple extractor. Sounds nasty and perverted, but this is an actual plumbing tool in which to remove broken threaded pipes (You do realize that a man probably named that tool, right?)
You insert the “tool,” as we will call it from now on, and it will unscrew the part of the pipe that has broken. Well, Scott did it. Buy removing that tiny piece of pipe from the inside of the wall, all Scott had to do was replace the broken pipe, attach the new showerhead and wah-la—a fully-functioning shower without having to bust a hole in the wall and do a full remodel (which in some ways is sad, because a remodeled bathroom would have been sweet, though painful and tedious).
From Scott’s research on-line, it appears (he said) a lot of wives have broken the shower pipe while trying to attach a new showerhead. This isn’t a new problem, which makes me feel better J So technically, I would think it is the whole plumbing design that is at fault here, not me. That is my argument anyway, and I’m sticking to it.
There appears to be nothing that my guy can’t fix. And if ever there comes a time that there is, I will surly blog about it J (There’s some pressure for my husband right there).