Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The rest of the water story....

country math, continued:

Time spent finding all the *wrong* parts to hook that wrong pipe up:
1 afternoon
Money spent on wrong parts:
probably $50ish

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!'

1 comment:

Leela Gill said...

I'm loving the blog Tys! The pictures are great and the narrative even better. Keep on keepin' on!

Little birdie

Won't stop coming up onto the patio.