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    DIY Junior Member Techno Tim's Avatar
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    Default Crossing the big water

    I have been in the plumbing world a long time and thought I would have a look at the plumbing problems over the other side of the Atlantic big mistake I do not even understand the way you use the term remodel let alone shower pan.

    Does anyone know how to Convert English too an Englishman?

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    "Does anyone know how to Convert English to an Englishman?"

    We get into trouble the same way when we refer to a nice fanny on that girl walking ahead of us on a London street. Or when we go into a store looking for a pair of pants, or when we want to call a nurse in the hospital.

    Remodel - To tear out the old and put in the new, especially when referring to large sections of a home such as a bathroom or kitchen. http://architecture.about.com/od/improveyourhome/

    Shower pan - The waterproof base pan that is laid down before a shower is constructed, usually of tile. It can also be the pre-fabricated base upon which the walls of a shower are constructed. http://www.lascobathware.com/pans_lascoat.htm

    Google searches on a high speed internet connection will give you more information than you can possible absorb.

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    I would struggle too see that fanny on a girl walking in front of me unless of course there was a rather large man wearing a mirrored suit walking in front of her.

    But seriously that does help I understand fully now but i have a long way too go to understand the finer detail of your plumbing systems.

    I am going to have to do more reseach around the forum pages.

    and posting silly questions?

    Cheers

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    You think our plumbing is weird...I think your electrical is! Humongous plugs with fuses in them. They both work, I guess that is the important thing.
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    Mind you its mainly terminoligy with the plumbing the basic are the same,
    I hope.

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    S*** flows downhill, everywhere
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    Default English to "English"

    When you refer to an "earth connection", the bonnet and boot of a car, a caravan for camping, etc., you are not talking our language. But I love the word "whilst" the way you British use it. In fact I have come across it three times in the last day or so.

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    Crossing the big water, thats a funny saying our saying would go something like "the other side of the pond".

    We also park our cars on a drive way, drive on a park way, and have noses that run.
    Last edited by Cass; 04-11-2006 at 04:40 AM.

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    If you have noses that run does that mean your feet smell
    therefore you must be built upside down as our feet run and our noses smell.

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