America - its all a bit odd...

I’m in Nevada at the moment and found out last night that if you go to a casino and drop five dollars in a slot machine, you just have to push the button every ten minutes or so as the waitress goes by to be able to drink Moscow Mules all night for free.

Oh my aching head...
You're not playing the game fairly, you know. :mrgreen: The hostess is supposed to serve free beverages only to people who are actively gambling. From your description, it sounds like you put five dollars in one slot machine total, and then sat quietly at the machine until the cocktail waitress went by, calling for orders. and then you started mashing buttons like a crazed chimp. The bouncer should have hoofed you; in any decent Indian casino he would have. :-D
 
In an effort to get back to the OP's intention.

One thing I always found odd about America was that every shower head I ever used was fixed. Not once have i seen a removable shower head which you can take down to shower your jacksie and bollox.

I'm sure they must have them but I never saw one.

And I never saw an electrical socket that didn't spark when you unplugged a high wattage device (kettle, iron etc).
I think the hand-held shower head first saw use as an add-on to bath taps in England. I remember having my first shower using one in the 60's. (I bathed before that).

North America had fitted showers years earlier and maybe never considered making them removable for washing your j & b (swidt?)

You can buy them nowadays though. Mrs S has one for her....bits. Mine is the trad fixed version and "Me and my j&b" cope well enough.

SA was the same, fixed-head showers ruled.
 
You're not playing the game fairly, you know. :mrgreen: The hostess is supposed to serve free beverages only to people who are actively gambling. From your description, it sounds like you put five dollars in one slot machine total, and then sat quietly at the machine until the cocktail waitress went by, calling for orders. and then you started mashing buttons like a crazed chimp. The bouncer should have hoofed you; in any decent Indian casino he would have. :-D
1. **** the casino, they let people smoke and it’s gopping

2. The waitress got her tips.

3. I’m not in India =-D

(Edit) 4. Anyway my wife was feeding the machines like they were Biafrians.
 
I think the hand-held shower head first saw use as an add-on to bath taps in England. I remember having my first shower using one in the 60's. (I bathed before that).

North America had fitted showers years earlier and maybe never considered making them removable for washing your j & b (swidt?)

You can buy them nowadays though. Mrs S has one for her....bits. Mine is the trad fixed version and "Me and my j&b" cope well enough.

SA was the same, fixed-head showers ruled.
One thing I hate about hand held showers is when there's not enough hose length - when the hose is coming down from the bath tub. In some places you can't can't hold them over head, you have to duck. I am not particularly tall - 6'2" - but in my current place I really can't have a proper shower unless I crouch - and no, there is no fixed shower here.
 
I think the hand-held shower head first saw use as an add-on to bath taps in England. I remember having my first shower using one in the 60's. (I bathed before that).

North America had fitted showers years earlier and maybe never considered making them removable for washing your j & b (swidt?)

You can buy them nowadays though. Mrs S has one for her....bits. Mine is the trad fixed version and "Me and my j&b" cope well enough.

SA was the same, fixed-head showers ruled.
My rented house in Houston had both a fixed shower head and a handheld one. I can’t imagine how you would properly clean the shower cubicle (it was huge compared to a U.K. one) with only a fixed one.
 
I think the hand-held shower head first saw use as an add-on to bath taps in England. I remember having my first shower using one in the 60's. (I bathed before that).

North America had fitted showers years earlier and maybe never considered making them removable for washing your j & b (swidt?)

You can buy them nowadays though. Mrs S has one for her....bits. Mine is the trad fixed version and "Me and my j&b" cope well enough.

SA was the same, fixed-head showers ruled.


Having just had our bathroom completely re-fitted, we went for a fixed shower head, dinner plate size, with a smaller detachable shower head on a flexible pipe , a change over tap allows one or the other, handy if you only want to wash your hair, all installed at one end of a bath, with selector taps, that also doubles as a shower cubicle, with attached glass wall that opens out for access, 2 in 1, all powered by a high pressure hot-cold water booster pump.
 
All this shower talk reminded me of this scene from Seinfeld.


But hell yes, a good shower makes your day better. My hot water broke for a couple of days till yesterday and having to rinse yourself with cold water in the bathroom sink while trying to get soap out of your head is not a fun experience.
 
I think the hand-held shower head first saw use as an add-on to bath taps in England. I remember having my first shower using one in the 60's. (I bathed before that).

North America had fitted showers years earlier and maybe never considered making them removable for washing your j & b (swidt?)

You can buy them nowadays though. Mrs S has one for her....bits. Mine is the trad fixed version and "Me and my j&b" cope well enough.

SA was the same, fixed-head showers ruled.
They used to sell the add-on hand-held shower head that attached to the taps in Canada many years ago, but they were rare as most people had showers with fixed heads already by then. I think they were mainly meant to be used for washing your hair while you sat in the tub having a bath.

People in Canada do have built in hand held shower heads, but they tend to be installed as either an extra-cost option when you build a new house, or fitted later when you renovate the bathroom.

I suspect that the main reason they are not more common in Canada is that in Canada the water pressure tends to be somewhat less anaemic than appears to be the case in the parts of the UK and Ireland that I'm familiar with. The result is that if you turn the tap on full in Canada it can be almost like standing under a pressure washer and you get quite clean with the shower head staying in one spot.
 
They used to sell the add-on hand-held shower head that attached to the taps in Canada many years ago, but they were rare as most people had showers with fixed heads already by then. I think they were mainly meant to be used for washing your hair while you sat in the tub having a bath.

People in Canada do have built in hand held shower heads, but they tend to be installed as either an extra-cost option when you build a new house, or fitted later when you renovate the bathroom.

I suspect that the main reason they are not more common in Canada is that in Canada the water pressure tends to be somewhat less anaemic than appears to be the case in the parts of the UK and Ireland that I'm familiar with. The result is that if you turn the tap on full in Canada it can be almost like standing under a pressure washer and you get quite clean with the shower head staying in one spot.
I wonder if people still have those add-on gadgets in England?
Good point about the pressure here. I had to have a pr valve fitted on the line to the irrigation system because at the regular pressure (70psi I believe) the sprinkler heads were blowing off.

Youre right about its effects in the shower too. Standing under mine is like being in a touchless carwash......

I remember we had to install a Power Shower in our place in England in order to get a decent shower. That and only heating the water at night, off peak, really confused my SA-born Mrs.
 
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Me sir, me, I have one. I know what you mean though as builder finished homes come with fixed heads and it requires an extortionate payment to a plumbist to have a euro-style shower fitted.
Hmm. I have zero plumbing skills and fitted one of those on Mrs S's shower.

$85 from Home Depot and a bit of plumbers tape. Job jobbed!
 
You're not playing the game fairly, you know. :mrgreen: The hostess is supposed to serve free beverages only to people who are actively gambling. From your description, it sounds like you put five dollars in one slot machine total, and then sat quietly at the machine until the cocktail waitress went by, calling for orders. and then you started mashing buttons like a crazed chimp. The bouncer should have hoofed you; in any decent Indian casino he would have. :-D
These days they pay peanuts & get morons as bouncers.
We milk the Sandia Resort casino for all we can on every visit. Outlay less than $5 each.

Been doing it since 2003...:mrgreen:
 
Hmm. I have zero plumbing skills and fitted one of those on Mrs S's shower.

$85 from Home Depot and a bit of plumbers tape. Job jobbed!
Indeed. 50% of home plumbing is confidence.............and knowing where the stop valve is. In the US it is simpler as they basically have straight line plumbing with branches off to water outlets. In the UK the Y plan and now defunct gravity central heating plumbing can cause issues for a DIY'er who has not at least looked over a schematic of the layout of such a system.
 
Indeed. 50% of home plumbing is confidence.............and knowing where the stop valve is. In the US it is simpler as they basically have straight line plumbing with branches off to water outlets. In the UK the Y plan and now defunct gravity central heating plumbing can cause issues for a DIY'er who has not at least looked over a schematic of the layout of such a system.
Time spent in reconnaissance and all that!
 
I'm in America right now for the first time. I'm staying with friends who live in Monroe, WA. I went into a Fred Meyer supermarket today to find you can buy high end jewellery and diamonds next to the Starbucks.

Mind blown.
How about a Weatherby Rifle as upfront interest for a Certificate of Deposit at the bank? Doesn't really happen anymore at the moment, as rates are too low.
 
By 2 liberals, one of them transgendered, with illegally obtained handguns.
I think most of them are illegally obtained firearms in one way, shape or form. They should start slapping the owners of the firearms with serious prison time for allowing easy access to them, that would make people think twice about leaving stuff lying around where it can be easily taken.
 
I think most of them are illegally obtained firearms in one way, shape or form. They should start slapping the owners of the firearms with serious prison time for allowing easy access to them, that would make people think twice about leaving stuff lying around where it can be easily taken.
They are... but never mentioned, or barely mentioned, by the press...
just like the latest.
 
I wonder if people still have those add-on gadgets in England?
I had the dubious fortune to go to the AGC mess at Worthy Down about 3 years ago. The shower in the bathroom was this:

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Still, at least the water (only cold available) was orange with rust, which made up for it.

Wait.
 
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