This evening we played games - Hubby, Daughterly, her Intended, and me. And had a half-way decent supper. Because I've kind of had it with the plumbing right now.
Here's how the tub has looked since the fire, jutting out from a corner:
Here's where it is now:
It was amusing watching Dale and Cor lift it up there.
This is the general work area:
A closer look at the new pipes:
(Aren't you just thrilled?)
All of this, however, is not what I'm sick of. I discovered yesterday that there was no hot water (or very little) when there should have been, and checked the cellar. A pipe had ballooned and broken:
Investigation has shown that:
Many of those pipes were not right to begin with;
Apparently the relatively new hot water heater is not working correctly.
Today I replaced the hot water pipe in the cellar. Twice:
I discovered that there is no longer any way to turn down the heat on this thing. When the knob failed to work, I took it off, and turned it down with pliers. It still delivers boiling, and only boiling, water.
This thing is only about two years old, and cost about $500.00!
I expect the heat will quickly melt the new pipes, after burning several people. Then I'll have to replace them again.
Are we having fun yet?