Running parts…..

First let’s start with a quiz. I know, I know … humor me. Which of the following are plumbing terms?

A. Flapper
B. Duct Call
C. Nipple
D. Ballcock
E. All of the above
F. None of the above
G. A & C

Maybe you know them or maybe you are like me and my kids and giggle when you read down the list. : ) I get a text today to go pick up some parts. Clearly Bear has fat fingered his texting or his phone has auto corrected incorrectly. What in the world is a Duct Call? Well it is used to hook up a dishwasher drain. Seems like that should be in one of those bathroom books of useless facts. I laughed when I walked into the hardware store and said “Well Bear needs a dishwasher duct call” he didn’t even laugh just started walking to the correct isle. I had to make a joke about it : ) how could you not. He was kind, and agreed he didn’t know why they called it that either.

Maybe one day Bear will txt or call and ask me to run parts and I won’t laugh or question him ten times….., just maybe.  But, I am sure that day is a long long long way away.

Answer to the Quiz is E. All of the above. For giggles I decided to insert a few of the pictures of these parts.  (the plumbing parts)


















The hardware man knows what a duct call is.  Bear knows what a duct call is. But look at this picture. Do you see the words duct call anywhere on this packaging…….I find that very odd and frustrating.


About theplumbersbride

Born & raised in Houston TX Devoted wife of a master plumber and mother of three. One of my favorite quotes is. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
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