"BAD BRITISH PLUMBING NO. 2" England Warnings Or Dangers Tip by DAO

England Warnings and Dangers: 45 reviews and 59 photos


I have no doubt that when water taps were first invented they had separate taps like these. Not only are they still made like that here, they are all too common. So what?s the problem? Well one is hot and one is cold. You are supposed to put the plug in the sink and mix the water together to wash you hands. Now where does it all go wrong? Well for starters there are rarely and sink plugs in these in public toilets found in pubs, bars, restaurants, etc. Then there is the idea of actually touching the sink that God knows what has been doing God knows what in. This can only be done if you have that missing plug. This is also a huge waste of water. So what have you got left? That leaves getting your hands scaled by the superheated water or freezing cold hands in winter. That?s because most toilets in the UK are unheated! You could move your hands back in forth in a hellish attempt to get something in between. This wastes water and creates a cleaning and slip hazard.

It?s hard to believe a politician (John Prescott) wanted a control on the hot taps made mandatory in bathtubs so old people would not scald themselves. He obviously could not conceive of a single, modern, mixing tap!

Just another example of BAD BRITISH PLUMBING

My suggestion? Just wash your hands in the cold water.

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  • Written Apr 26, 2008
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