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Pulling my pipe — 20 Comments

  1. Looks like a bit of garden hose.

    Why don't you just cut it off and  pretend it was never there.

    • I have been thinking about that.  I may well take Yer Man's advice and bury it.  They'll be rightly confused when my meter stays at zero year after year?

  2. I would be interested to learn where the attached end goes.  Is that where the meter is?

    • I presume it connects to a stop-cock under that plate.  I also presume that is where the meter is or where it's going to be.  Couldn't be arsed opening it to find out though.

  3. Ha! A nice anecdote. However, it begs the question: "Where does your water come from if not from the carefully installed meter box?"

     

    And if indeed the box for your water meter has been put there in error, perhaps you should heed the young lad's advice and bury your bit of pipe. Thus, when the people come to install your meter, they will install it in the box provided. Which will have an outlet pipe. Leading to your house. (You'd need to block the end, too.)

     

    Hey presto, extremely affordable water bills.

    • My feed doesn't come from the lane at all [and I ain't saying where it does come from].  I had been thinking along the lines of pretending that's my feed all right – cap off the pipe and bury it.  The only problem is that I would have to allow for slight leakage [a liter or two a day] otherwise they would get very suspicious.

      • Easy. Buy a really exotic plant that needs at least a couple of litres of water a day, run the pipe to it and block it so that you have about two litres per day leakage. Win win! 🙂

  4. Out of interest did he show any ID? Sounds a bit suss to me.

    BTW, individual posts showing in mobile preview mode – odd?

    • He never got further than the drive so he didn't need ID.  I had the bill-hook behind the door so I wasn't worried.

  5. GD…If this towering intellect returns, you could, in your charming, winning self, tell him to shove the pipe where the sun doesn't shine.

  6. GD…If this towering intellect returns, you could, in your charming, winning self, tell him to shove the pipe where the sun doesn't shine.

    • You said that already!

      And I'm not into giving free colonic irrigation.  Unless he pisses me off again, of course.

  7. You know, I guess he meant well. Are you taking foreign visitors in for "the gathering" ?  I will bring gold, frankinsenSe my friend Merle and ammo.

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