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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Water Situation

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Today, a friend's husband sort of fixed my water problem. He did improve the situation.  He replaced a pipe split by freezing, then found another problem, fixed it and found another. Now, the sink is clogged. ??? The pipe from the dishwasher has rotted out. So, he will fix that when he has a day off.  I cannot use the sink or dishwasher or washing machine. There is a metal pot under the kitchen sink catching continual drips. I will have to remember to empty that pot in a timely manner. The faucet leaks. I have no hot water, so things are not perfect.

He works for a plumbing company and was appalled at the new water meter they put in. Basically, the other plumber installed a new meter and connected it to the old meter. It does not have a case or metal lid. It is supposed to be covered with this plastic bucket-like thing and covered with dirt. So, in an emergency when I would need to turn off the water in a hurry, I would need to get a shovel and dig the whole thing up and remove the bucket to get to the water turnoff.

He said they should have filled in the trench. He shook his head lots.

A couple of weeks ago,  friend made it possible for me to get the camp shower above. It has been very useful even though I have not been able to fully utilize it. The water does get very hot! The little hose and nozzle work like a charm. I am very grateful for the camp shower. It is very heavy with five gallons of water, so I had to have help. Thanks for the camp shower!

I took a picture of the camp shower installed, but cannot find it. I wonder how hot water would get in the winter.

Your turn
Have you ever seen or heard of this new kind of water meter? Have you ever used a camp shower?



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