Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Water Heater Mayhem

So, there we were congratulating ourselves on a tiling project well done when Sweetie calls out to me "There's a water emergency!".

Our 20+ year old water heater had given up. It was leaking and not in a way that could be repaired. Luckily, Sweetie can fix anything, so I knew we'd be ok.

We had to empty the old one, which was a pain because it was so old it had all sorts of crud in it, which blocked up the water exit valve thingy. Yes, I have no clue what I'm talking about. We ended up having to use a creative solution--a cat litter tray with a hole drilled in it to attach the garden hose, which we led outside. Here are some pictures for fun.

Old water heater


Clever draining invention


Crud from draining (ick)


Plumbing Cemetary


New water heater

3 comments:

karudden@gmail.com said...

how come you were up at five am? wow those pics are cool! that's a big project! love, kath

Anonymous said...

If only we could have added our white throne to your collection! Surely it would have fit into the trunk of your car.....!

Your completed projects look nice. I don't know about the Legos. Seems to me it's genetic.

Momma P

Pamela said...

Great job on the water heater!! So glad you have a sweetie that can do that type of stuff. I do too and it is marvelous!