The Craftsman homes that make many Seattle neighborhoods so charming are old, vintage the 1920’s and 30’s. That means anyone living in one of these homes needs a good plumber, one who can cope with ancient systems, unexpected quirks and irregularities, and sometimes previous repairs by former owners who had no idea what they were doing.
I found Konrad, who is a genius plumber. If you live in Seattle, he works for Fox Plumbing and Heating. Konrad looks, he tinkers, he fiddles, he goes to get parts he didn’t expect to need, and he sets to work. When he finishes, the project does what it’s supposed to do, I’ve had a run through of what I need to know, the work area is cleaned up, and I have Konrad’s number in case I have any problems.
Voila! My new lead filtration system — more cities than Flint, Michigan, have higher concentrations of lead in their old water systems than is safe — and new whole house water shut off valve. Pretty, isn’t it? Practically a work of art.