Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Couplings are Your Friends

I've been too busy with other stuff to work on the kitchen for the past week so I'll give you a Quick Tip instead of an update.

Whenever you're buying PVC, copper, or other types of plumbing, be sure to pick up a few extra couplings. You can use them to "glue" together 2 pieces of short pipe to make a long piece should you run out or make an incorrect cut. One time I found myself at the Home Depot needing a 10' piece of pipe, but I was in my 4-door with both kids so I didn't have an easy way to get the pipe home. Solution: carry the pipe over to the moulding section and use the saw to cut it in half, then re-assemble it at home using a coupling.

Happy Plumbing!


  1. Just a general comment. I just read through the blog. Great work! I am restoring a 1910 bungalow and am in the middle of the kitchen...

  2. I found your blog through Where in NE Portland are you? My husband and I are in the process of restoring a 1915 bungalow in the Rose City Park neighborhood (53rd & Hancock). It would be awesome to share some tips as it looks like our projects are very similar! :)

    Dawn Peterson