I admire the can do attitude of previous generations,
my generation and the ones succeeding it are very much of the 'who do we phone' or 'what do I buy to solve this' attitude, I am very much self-reliant and only defer to others when I don't have the skills/ facilities to do the job myself,Example
The local waterboard came to replace a wastepipe last year, it wasn't broken it was just on the list for replacement,
this is the toilet/water waste from the bathroom of two adjoining houses ok,
they broke and removed the pipe then discovered they had not brought the pipe to replace it.....
on a bank holiday weekend (In U.K. bank holidays are long weekends where nothing is open/noone to call and shout at :P)
So I got out the duct tape and my leatherman...
Robinsons 2.5l bottle
sheet of cardboard,
cardboard covered in D.t. and formed into a tube,
hole cut in juice bottle to fit pringles tube, sealed with D.t.
bottle fitted into claypipe using D.t. gasket
and cardboard tube slid to exit pipe,
there was a tray at the back of the Juice bottle to support it (not shown in pic obv)
it withstood (and was in working order when removed)
about 30 flushes and a 150L of bathwater, even the guys who came to fix the pipe were impressed
When the zombie apocalypse hits I'll be surviving whilst 99% of the worlds population is calling 'someone' to help
Yes, I have several Z.A. plans all ready....