joy of joys

my friends, tonight I fixed my shower.

This is huge. HUGE. This was by far the worst shower I’ve ever had to endure. There was so little power that it took a miracle to properly clean yourself. It was less than a mist. it was a moving fog.

And because this mist was so weak, the water would be icy by the time it reached your skin. In order to clean myself with warm water I’d have to cup my hands over the shower head, let water accumulate, and then throw the handful of precious luke-warm water onto my dirty skin. This is not an exaggeration. I did this every morning.

Tonight I took that thing apart and fixed it. Now I have a jet stream of hot water pumping out of that shower head like a firehose. and I am happy.

here’s a haiku:

he’s a magic man
mike d, he fixed the shower
he’s got magic hands

6 thoughts on “joy of joys

  • 11/15/2004 at 10:32 am

    I would like to offer a testimonial that yes, that was the worst shower in the world. It’s true. I have taken a shower in that shower, and it wasn’t a shower at all, it was cold mist. Icy cold and unforgiving. Mike, well done. Congratulations on the shower fix – I’m sure Ari will also appreciate it!

  • 11/15/2004 at 10:48 am

    Curious – how did you fix it? Did the shower head pipe have built-up grime and ring-around-the-collar? Was there a small thirsty animal blocking the output of the shower?

  • 11/15/2004 at 11:06 am

    Please refer to the techincal drawing of my showerhead

    1. The water flow adjustment screw was stuck in the “not much flow” position
    2. The water outlet holes in the nozzle were slightly clogged

    Promblem two amplified problem one. The result was a weak pathetic dribble of water out of the nozzle.

  • 11/15/2004 at 12:30 pm

    Seriously. You have too much time for the msPaint. that is an excellent technical drawing of the showerhead.

    Just for that, i won’t make fun of your hot jet stream sentence.

  • 11/15/2004 at 6:07 pm

    Um, could you please use grey-scale dashed lines next time for the hidden lines, instead of those
    mediocre just-grey lines. I mean, I understand what it means, but, we gotta draw the line somewhere.

  • 11/16/2004 at 8:59 am

    Tim, my apologies. Next time, my exploded view drawings will be to spec.

    I bow before your suprior mech eng skills.


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