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paperless technologies

I've prepared myself to a paper-free world: I am now a proud owner of a bidet add-on, thanks to South Korean and US innovators.

The manual was puzzling just as many other do-it-yourself guides. I figured the metal-insulated flexible hose was to replace the existing pipe connecting the cold water line with the toilet bowl. This is to allow an extra T-valve between the line and the bowl.

The narrow plastic tube was long enough to be cut in two pieces. The short half-a-meter piece connected the bidet with the new cold water T-valve. The longer three-meter piece reached the hot water line under the sink. Using the supplied clamp, I pierced the hot water tap pipe and stuck the plastic tube.

I was afraid to drill any holes in the sink closet. My prudence was rewarded: the plastic tube bent around the corners well, and the closet door's gap was small.

The manual did not say that only the connecting pipe, which was part of the tap, should be pierced, not the line carrying water to it. I guess it will be easier to replace the tap or its part rather than to plug the line when we move.

The model I chose required both cold and hot water supplies. It relied on the existing water pressure and did not need electricity. First tests gave expectedly unexpected sensations, and I found the jet razor sharp. Ouch!

Syndicated 2007-05-28 18:22:16 (Updated 2007-08-14 22:07:36) from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

15 Nov 2007 (updated 24 Oct 2008 at 23:07 UTC) »

станция Пионерская

Оказывается, Оперный театр (народный дом имени Аксакова) был построен по идее уфимского губернатора Ключарёва, возникшей в 1909-м году.



Ключарёв, Александр Степанович

Syndicated 2006-06-19 06:13:49 (Updated 2007-07-25 05:53:54) from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

15 Nov 2007 (updated 24 Oct 2008 at 23:07 UTC) »

ghee @ 2006-05-25T19:46:00

Внёс немногое, что знаю о предках, в генеалогический вики-проект.


Syndicated 2006-05-26 00:14:58 (Updated 2007-06-01 18:34:55) from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

Давно хотел узнать...

Некоторые восклицания трудно передать на бумаге. Например, удивлённый возглас "Мхыы!", который произносится на вдохе? Сегодня по второму каналу Си-би-си с утра порадовал скромный и временами потешный ведущий. Объявляя очередное классическое произведение, он предложил свою ассоциацию: "Все мы знаем, как весело встречать рождество и видеть другие семьи. «Смотрите, Джонсы! А, это Смиты! И — мхыы! — Монтегю!»".

Syndicated 2005-12-12 19:24:10 from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

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