I wanted to be sure the black tank was completely flushed out,
since there was a possibility of us being away from the rig
for a couple of days. . .because I’m OCD (shocking to my family, I know)
I choose to take care of that little chore. . .ANYWAY. . .
as I turned on the backflush system, Dave’s comes running out. . .
turn it off. . .turn it off. . .something’s leaking. . .
and sure enough. . .water was pouring out the side of the rig,
thankfully, he was inside to hear it, otherwise, no telling how long
I would have ran the water, before I decided the tank was clean enough.
because the pipe was to the side wall of the rig,
most of the water went to the outside. . .
but of course the flooring that got wet inside was under the cabinets,
and behind the washer. . .yaaaa!
Most important thing we learned from having a water leak in our S/B house. . .
you must get it dried, or the flooring and sill plates will buckle AND mold. . .
so. . .after pulling out drawers, and gaining as much access as possible
we mopped up with towels, and stuck a small space heater and a fan
in the cavity. . .we were there to monitor and check on it regularly. . .
once it seemed to be dried out sufficiently, we pulled out the heater,
but left a fan running in the space while we were gone to stay
with my sis in law following her surgery. . .
ahhh. . .so this morning the real fun began. . .
because the washer sits up on a raised platform,
we’ve discovered the best way to maneuver it is with
these webbing straps hubby just happens to have on hand. . .
and here’s the culprit. . .water was pouring out of the top of this vacuum breaker
which was attached to these two lines
here’s the new one installed. . .$39 replacement part
safely strapped to the drain pipe,
so it can no longer move around during travel. . .
So, that’s been our fun Saturday. . .
It’s cold, wet and dreary here,
we are happy to be inside.
What are you guys doing to entertain yourselves
on a winter day in December?
‘til next time,
Janice and Dave