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Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Water Leak equals a Fun Day. . .yeah right


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. . .

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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. . .

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and here’s the culprit. . .water was pouring out of the top of this vacuum breaker

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which was attached to these two lines

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here’s the new one installed. . .$39 replacement part

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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