Spent the last couple of days, slithering in the mud, inhaling fiberglass particles, getting covered with rusty leaking water, and trying not to catch a house on fire. Yep, you guessed it. I'm plumbing. Nasty job. We think Grandmas has been sitting cold for at least Six or Seven years.
Not properly drained, the occasional -30 weather split copper pipes and wrecked a lot of the plumbing. It doesn't look like it was ever done to proper standards in the first place. Hugyballed. Poly pipe clamped to copper. The soldered joints all look like this:
Thank God for the guy who invented PEX conduit. Replacing copper and lead solder is pretty easy. Except for where the connections have to be made where my long handled PEX pliers can't open.
We are thinking of renting out Grandma's. Free rent, just look after the joint, feed the animals, when, if, we take a trip. A perfect place for a retired couple.
With Pigs, Chickens, Cats and Dogs and thinking of getting some sheep and maybe a cow, we are getting pretty tied down to the joint.
First thing first is to get the water working. Soon, I hope - as we change the last of the plumbing fixtures. Then I need to install a wood heater and repair some shed roofs and change the wood decking. I am in a bit of a panic as winter is coming and I still haven't made any inroads on the 2011 wood project. Well, I have managed to get the equipment corralled and saws sharpened. We need to wait until Tuesday (It's its a long weekend here and the stores are closed ) to get plumbing parts in Burns lake so I have time this weekend to make some trees fall down.
We redecorated the chicken coop. The girls seem to like the pin ups and were hoping the Roosters will be inspired.
Hope your having a fun filled long weekend.