Fixing your own faucets is a lost art
Posted by Jim Quinn, Beacon Journal staff writer on February 05, 19101 at 16:57:47:
Jim wrote a nice article about faucets, the link below has the full story.

Advent of the washerless cartridge in 1947 seen as progress by most plumbers

Beacon Journal staff writer

Once upon a time, not so many years ago, it was easy for any amateur to repair leaking faucets.

The job could be done with a screwdriver and a wrench. All you needed to do was replace an inexpensive little rubber washer. The job took five minutes, You could find instructions in any decent how-to book.

My, how times have changed.

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