What to do? I took the bus to a nearby store and talked with the nice chap behind the counter. He explained how to fix it, let me try it out on some junk they had lying around the place and sold me a pipe cutter and a bit of pipework. I went back home, pushed my head under the bath, and—admittedly, with a little swearing—got the job done.
It taught me a lesson that has since become a bit of a mantra for me: Upgrade your problems.
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