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Octavo

Dear Cornflower,

I fear your workmen will have little luck finding cast iron pipe in Glasgow. Most of this once common commodity has been removed by the local neds for transporting to the nearest "scrappy" for cash with which to buy the necessities of Glesca life - "Bucky", chips and assorted abusing substances.
In any case, it's so wet through here today that we need all the pipes we've got!
Good luck though - hope your ingress is staunched soon!

Deirdre

Hysterical! My husband is of a similar ilk. Good luck and you are right to keep busy while it is all going on.

Barbara MacLeod

Greetings from Glasgow! Your story made me laugh and laugh! I could relate to it so well: the workmen, the roof leak (I hope you don't have any part of your roof that is flat - hopeless in this rainy climate!) and the Man o' Pairts. I have one of these as well with a very similar skill profile.

In situations like this I always do what my mother used to do - get out the baking tins!

Cheryl

And what, pray tell, is the weather forecast for Edinburgh these next few days?

Barbara

I consider your comments very restrained! I hope the chaps don't get arrested for lugging iron pipes about - if they find any.

Peter the flautist

Are you sure you want cast iron (typically used for guttering and down-pipes). I would have thought that if it was underground then ductile iron is what was needed. However as you know Dark Puss is a humble physicist more used to entangling his paws in quarks, leptons and apparatus for the detecting of such, so don't take my suggestion as informed.

rosie

Goodness, how frustrating. Do hope all is resovled soon and that you're able to say "By Jove, they've got it!"

Simon T

Oh dear, poor you!
But I did chuckle at the Eliza Doolittle image...

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