The plumber assessed the problem fairly quickly and suggested a solution (more expensive than the original quote) but then didn't have the necessary pipe with him. I ran out to Canadian Tire to buy the pipe while he juggled his other committment to be able to finish the job that evening - we had no water otherwise. Five hours later, the proposed solution was executed and worked, with only a millimeter or two to spare. Overall the plumber was very knowledgable and helpful. The result is great but ended up being very expensive.