March 28, 2004

More Fun With Plumbing

At the moment, we have our house about half-replumbed. That is, the main line from the street to the water heater and service porch (well, it's not really a service porch, and it's not really in the house, but it has a washer-driver and a half-bath in it, and the distinction isn't worth going into) has been replaced with copper; the second half will be done in a month or so.

Well, call it seven-sixteenths done, rather than half-done. To begin with, the hot and cold water lines have been swapped. That's supposed to be fixed on tomorrow. The problem is, the hot water line had a whole bunch of junk in it from the old water heater; that junk is now clogging the fill valves of all of the toilets in the house. That's supposed to get taken care of tomorrow as well. In the meantime, we're filling up the toilet tanks with buckets of water from the shower.

Home ownership--a never-ending source of interest!

Posted by Will Duquette at March 28, 2004 05:21 PM

xenon said:

Home ownership is tough because most homes are built by idiots who haven't got a clue. Directed by bosses who don't give a damn. Working for building contractors who live by the motto "Screw the Customer". All under building codes and inspectors bought and paid for by the home construction industry. Its a pretty incestuous industry and the home owner is always guarenteed to come out the loser.
Like all things in life if you want it done right you have to do it yourself.

Good Luck.

Will Duquette said:

Actually, little of that applies to our house, fortunately.