Sunday, January 10, 2010

Little Bits Of Progress

I didn't expect emptying my water tank to take so long. I started yesterday afternoon and it is almost empty tonight. I'll have to wait until next weekend to move it up the hill and set it up. This time, when I set it up, I'm going to make sure that the whole tank is tilted towards the drain and it sits on a higher base. I lost about 70 gallons because I couldn't siphon the last few inches.

I did get 3 loads of laundry done. Allowing the dogs on the bed makes washing blankets a more frequent chore. I vacuumed the living room and bedroom in my on-going fight against dirt/dust. The TV gets a thick coat of dust every week. I need one of those Hepa filter fans or something. I also took the time to make waffles from scratch and freeze the extras for later. I don't think I have done that since before the dogs. I made lentil soup in the crock pot too. I didn't try it but I am taking it for lunch tomorrow so I hope it is edible. I even made it to the water machine and filled up 10 gallons of drinking water. That should last all week.

Here's my latest home improvement question for all the electricians out there: Can I use a 115V pump with regular house current? What is the difference between a 115V pump and a 110V pump? The price difference is $25 so I would like to buy the 115V pump. Any thoughts?

9 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Home made waffles sound real good. Did the pups get any?

I will make a point to ask one of the electrical engineers at work about the pump voltage tomorrow.

Daizy said...

They did get half that I couldn't finish. Thanks for the help. One bad thing about buying online is the lack of knowledgable sales staff.

Lizzie said...

Sounds like a really productive weekend. The waffles must have made a nice change from all that house building
Lizzie

Anonymous said...

As long as it operates at 60hZ (which would be highly unlikely it doesn't especially if purchased in the US) you are fine with either. For all the theory classes I've had we typically use 120v but it is really dependant on the actual source voltage as far as calculations are concerned.

The short answer is that it doesn't matter. 110, 115 and 120v are used interchangably.

Rob

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

The electrical guys at work agree with anonymous.

Daizy said...

Lizzie, I miss having leisurely time to cook. Maybe I'll have more time for it when I move in with the dogs...or maybe they will be crazy dogs and not let me alone.

Daizy said...

Rob, thank you for your advice. I have ordered the pump with confidence now that everyone tells me it will work. And it better...there's a 20% re-stocking fee!

Daizy said...

OTCW, thanks. Now I need someone to hook it up for me. Volunteers?

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

sorry, I only work on 120v pumps :p