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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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Mid-Century Modern
Currently I, with the help of my clever and creative daughter, am preparing the graphics and text for my new advertising campaign. A local preservationist group, Restore Oregon, has offered to allow me to advertise in this year's tour guides. They will have...

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Mid-Century Modern
Currently I, with the help of my clever and creative daughter, am preparing the graphics and text for my new advertising campaign. A local preservationist group, Restore Oregon, has offered to allow me to advertise in this year's tour guides. They will have...

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Glorious Day
Another great old standing waste arrived today. I restrained my urges enough to get a photo of the large box before I took it to my basement shop to open it and lay out its elements on one of my benches. Inside the box were four packages. Two were the hot a...

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Worn to Brass
A few weeks ago I was contacted, via my plumbing-geek web mail, by a new client in Texas who was restoring an 1850s cabin on a rural property there. He had been looking at lav taps on sites like Ebay to compliment the lavatory he was using. He told me that ...
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