Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mardi Gras Purple Plumbing

The dog trainer cancelled on me again. Last week it was because of the rainy weather. This time she was sick. That gave me all afternoon to tackle my plumbing. I wanted to work on it again because getting water to my mobile home is taking too long. I stopped at the hardware store and spent another $50 on supplies. I told the clerk what I was doing and he put together an assortment of plumbing pieces. I wanted to buy a mixing valve for the hot and cold water of the shower but they don't sell them separately. The kit was $40. I told the clerk that it didn't need to be pretty so he told me I could do the same thing with simple on/off valves and pipe. He also introduced me to a product that I didn't know about called Sharkbite. They are three times as much as plastic connectors but the best part is that they come apart if I mess up. That could have saved me a lot of money and time if I had used them from the beginning.


While I was trying to glue the pipe for the shower's hot water, I spilled the whole can of purple primer. What a lovely Mardi Gras purple.


This picture is dark because I took it with my camera phone but you get the idea. Of course I will have to put something waterproof on the walls. I haven't gotten to that point yet. When I turned the water on I had 2 small leaks but was able to tighten them until they stopped.


I was actually able to wash my hands in the sink! Ok, so I still had to catch the water in a bucket underneath but at least I have running water. Next step...drains.

4 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

At least it was just the primer and not the glue too!

You are almost there!

Daizy said...

Ya, the glue is a lovely orange color. I could not believe I did that. Must have been the fumes making me dizzy.

Lizzie said...

I am glad it is dye, first glance looked like bruising, or worse, doggie biting.
Lizzie

Daizy said...

Lizzie, at least it washed off in a day. No one noticed at work.