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Brian Marrone
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My life long goal has been to be a modern renaissance man. To think and to do.
My life long goal has been to be a modern renaissance man. To think and to do.

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First do no harm
One of the things plumbers are sometimes called upon to do is remove tub drain assemblies, a waste and overflow is what it is called. The hard part of that task is to remove the drain strainer, especially if it has been in place for several decades. It is n...
First do no harm
First do no harm
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Only fifty pounds
I could bring fifty pounds and no more. I was going to be flown from Portland Oregon to Pendleton Oregon, a distance of 210 miles, to work on a vintage ribcage shower. I was returning the same day, which was not a problem. The problem was being limited to f...
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Far Afield
A while back I received an email asking for help with a constant leak. As usual I asked for photos. When they arrived in my email I opened the file to see a Speakman wall mount single handle shower valve with a leaking cold water supply line.The client had ...
Far Afield
Far Afield
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1911 "Standard" claw foot "Taft" tub.
 This 1911 "Standard" claw foot "Taft" tub is ready for a new home. It measures 66" x 34" The Standing Waste kit is fully restored to full function and beauty. On blocks in order to complete the exterior resurfacing. The tub's exterior walls were originally...
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A few things to know about shipping
I live just beyond the city limit of Gladstone Oregon. Gladstone is one of many small cities that surround metropolitan Portland Oregon and though we are not residents of Gladstone we are served by its post office and therefor have a Gladstone address. All ...
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Missing porcelain handle tips? Problem solved!
Porcelain is one of those materials that requires great craftsmanship to master. I know this because I have researched the industry extensively. What drove me to do that research is the same thing that drives most of my endeavors, I won't settle for can't. ...
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Questions and answers
I
get many interesting questions here at plumbing-geek.com. Sometimes I
get a bit carried away answering them, proving again to myself that
my knowledge of this stuff really is encyclopedic and I really am a
plumbing geek.  Often,
as I am writing my answers...
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Thomas Maddocks and more yet
At long last I have completed my Thomas Maddock's Sons Co. project. It was unusual in various ways, not the least of which being that I had the faucet and trim but not the fixture. It is almost always the other way around. This fixture is now featured on th...
Thomas Maddocks and more yet
Thomas Maddocks and more yet
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Victorian Railway Car Basin.
Every now and again, in the process of keeping old fixtures serviceable, it is prudent to make their functions just a bit more modern. Case in point, look at my page...http://www.plumbing-geek.com/victoriantoilet.html For the project I want to write about t...
Victorian Railway Car Basin.
Victorian Railway Car Basin.
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Quality in-Quality out
I have been specializing in the repair and restoration of vintage plumbing fixtures for nearly twenty years now. I long since came to the conclusion that being old does not make something good or worth restoring. Yes, there is a correlation, and yes, things...
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