The rest of the water story....
country math, continued:
Time spent finding all the *wrong* parts to hook that wrong pipe up:
Money spent on wrong parts:
Time spent finding the right parts:
most of a day
Money spent this time:
$430ish (includes the new pipe)
Frustration yelled into the sky:
Next day (or the day after that):
fill in the trench by hand, leaving 6 inches or so, lay down metalic caution tape so that metal detectors or people digging will know there's a couple pipes down there:
and leave a spot open so that we'll have access to shut off valves, and the future house connections:
Then, I'm not even going to tell you about the leaks in the copper pipe that had to be redone, the leak in the shower 'mixer' which meant I had to cut a hole in the wall to get at it, and the trouble starting the water heater (finding more leaks), so, let's just say 'plumbing's done!'