Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Flange by Any Other Name...

I am still penetrating the mystery world of building supply stores and am learning a new language. They might as well be speaking Martian, or whatever baby hedgehogs speak (see above) as far as I'm concerned...

I finished tiling my shower (beautiful subway tiles....I'm SO proud of myself) and realized that I needed a new metal thingy that fits over the pipe for the shower head and sits against the tiles to hide the hole in the tile that the pipe comes through.

Try explaining THAT to the guy at Lowes! It makes perfect sense to me! So I drew him a picture....and he figured out what I was talking about. It's called a FLANGE - who knew!

Will be getting the floor tiles this weekend, and am sure that I will need more "thingys" as this project moves along. I'm having fun looking at the guy's faces as I try to describe what I need...this is great entertainment - can't wait to go back!


  1. I dream about subway tiles in my sleep. Yummy.

  2. Wow! You do it all by yourself? That´s impressive.
    Just a tip, for next time. Do you have a camera in your cell phone? Use that, instead of trying to explain.... :)

  3. Subway tiles are the BEST! I'll post a picture when it's all finished....figure around Christmas, at the rate I'm going~

  4. I couldn´t find an email on your profile, so I´ll send you your five words this way.
    Since I´m new to your blog, they are words that interest me in you, and I hope you elaborate.