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Old 09-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #16
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Thanks, and and tip-o-the-hat to nap and everyone else that contributed.

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #17
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To answer how any contaminated water could get back into the City water supply, you need to go back about 100 years. Sink spouts at that time were not required to have a 1' gap between the end of them and the top of a sink or tub. In Chicago, a lady was dying some clothes in her kitchen sink. A fire broke out near her apartment and the fire hoses lowered the City water pressure. Her sink full of dye was sucked up into the water lines. This is why the newer claw foot tub faucets are made to supply water from above the tub edge instead of down in the tub.
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To answer how any contaminated water could get back into the City water supply, you need to go back about 100 years. Sink spouts at that time were not required to have a 1' gap between the end of them and the top of a sink or tub. In Chicago, a lady was dying some clothes in her kitchen sink. A fire broke out near her apartment and the fire hoses lowered the City water pressure. Her sink full of dye was sucked up into the water lines. This is why the newer claw foot tub faucets are made to supply water from above the tub edge instead of down in the tub.
Interesting. This must be the source of the saying "Painting the town red"
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That story was one that was related to my apprenticeship class in order to show what problems illegal plumbing can cause.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:59 AM   #20
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No, the hosebibs CANNOT be on the irrigation line. You can say that no one will ever drink from a hose attached to them, but the possibility is there. I guess one could argue that the possibility of drinking from a sprinkler head is there too, but the chances of that happening are much less likely.

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