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View from the North 40: O vent pipe, vent pipe, wherefore art thou, vent pipe?

1. “The vent pipe is not regarded as lost until you realize it’s lost” — Mehmet Murat Ildan.

The vent ducting had to be installed on the range hood before any other major progress could be made on the house project. Of course, this was both simple and problematic. Welcome to my world.

We — mostly my husband, John — had gotten to the point that everything was there, in place, ready to go — except one 10-inch piece of vent pipe. So close, but it was gone. Lost? Mistakenly used for something else? Given away? Who knows? Not us.

2. “For want of a vent pipe the kingdom was lost” — 14th century prov...


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