Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oops! Basement Plumbing Extension Work Didn't Work Out As Planned

Today, Mom went to her friend's apartment played Majgon.  And I worked on our basement plumbing extension for two baths by installed four stop valves on two pairs of hot/cold water lines.  After turning on water main, each pair had a huge leak on one of its tees.  Water was everywhere.

It is just pretty rare for me to fumble like this.  Mom was laughing and making fun on me :)

When Mom came home, she managed to prepare dinner without using a lot of water.  After dinner, she managed to wash dishes too.  She also put two clothes strings to suck up remaining water inside the pipes - the pipe needs to be dry to do the soldering. Right now, just wait for tomorrow.

However, tomorrow morning, we have to drive to our farm to meet PA forestry guy about harvesting trees. Hopefully, I can fix the leakage after PA trip and before dinner. If not, Mom's creativity (using limited amount of water) is put on the test because we have a family dinner gathering tomorrow night.  Also I hope Jeremy the Company will use their bathroom before showing up :)

Mom also mailed out two boxes of our front yard's persimmon fruits using flat rate priority mail by US Postal Service.  Boy, they are pretty heavy and,of course, it is a good deal.

We also booked our South America Cruise (Argentina, Uruguay and Chile) which starts on Jan 2nd next year.

3 comments:

Noel said...

I woke at 3:00 AM and worked on the leakage problem. Not completely fixed but at least we can have hot water and take shower.

Well, see what can be done this afternoon.

Rena said...

When I was young, our home in the village did not have any running water. I have to fetch the water from creak and stored it in a big jar(about 30 gallon's capacity). It was a very hard job. Since my brother was very small at that time and my mom's feet were very small as well, fetch the water was my job. We only use those water to cook the food or boiled to be drinkable. We went creak to do the washes any washes. Therefore, I know how to save the water how to wash the dishes with very little water. However,it is so nice to have running water at home.

Richard C. Lambert said...

Today, Mom went to her friend's apartment played Majgon. And I worked on our basement plumbing extension for two baths by installed four stop valves on two pairs of hot/cold water lines. After turning on water main, each pair had a huge leak on one of its tees. Water was everywhere.James L. Martin