Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Summer time and Bellingham plumbers

We plumbers have it rough here. Got a call around noon that there was a bad water leak in the park. Had to check it out stat. After an hour of staring at it, I decided it was a natural thang and went back to work.

Plumbers in Bellingham Washington

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The tub drain was a little slow....

Size perspective isn't that good, but that mess is 12" x 3". I was able to get it out with a minimum of fuss. This time.

Bellingham tub stoppage

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Have You Hugged a Plumber Today?

It is National Hug Your Plumber Day?

Hug me? Really? I don't like to shake hands, never mind hugging.

Here's what I fixed before you attempted to hug me:


sewer stoppage Barkley Plumbing

I'll settle for a "Thanks for endangering your health, plumber."

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ball Plumbing is now Barkley Plumbing!

I always hated that name Ball Plumbing.

In honor of Barkley Village and its emergence as a great Bellingham neighborhood, I've changed Ball Plumbing to Barkley Plumbing.

Phone number and website will remain the same.

Hurrah!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Updated website info

I updated the website info. Sorry about the confusion. The internet still has the old info, but most of those sites want money to change the data, so those changes ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Plumber home alone

Many people let me work while they leave. That doesn't mean I'm not watched  by some scary guards:

Bellingham Guard Dog vs Robert the Plumber

Bellingham Guard Dog vs Size 14 Shoe

But some guards do totally trust me:

Bellingham Guard Cats vs Nap

Thursday, March 14, 2019

old school ro system bellingham wa

new ro system bellingham wa

I installed the second unit with some drain repiping. Much more efficent with far less water connections.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


low water pressure in Bellingham Wa

This pebble was restricting flow into the building. Probably got there from the new water meter install in Bellingham, but what do I know. Fixed it and it's a done deal.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bellingham Wa pipe corrosion


I had no end of fun with that corrosion. Really wanted to smoke it, but the homeowner stopped me. Stoopid coppers never lets me have fun. Seriously, though, it looks like the pipe is ready to go any second now. Always be aware of your pipes.

Yes, that whole system was replaced.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Threesome in Bellingham

A common job for me comes in threes. The biggest was a sixsome, but that's rare in Bellingham.

Yes, the 20% discount applies. The first toilet is at full cost and the last two was at a 20% discount.
Bellingham threesome

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bellingham Sink

This is one of the oldest sinks I've seen in decades. When I started doing plumbing, it was old and that's saying something.

Yes, it was replaced..

1951 Kohler sink Bellingham WA

1951 Kohler sink Bellingham Wa

1951 Kohler sink drain
New Kohler sink