Sorry to hear about your wife Eddie.I've read over 100 books since last April. I just finished Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks. I like his books but they tug on my heart strings. I am quite emotional since losing my wife 3½ years ago.
I read mostly online using the NC digital library. It's easy and if I don't like a book I can just dump it instantly. It took a while to get used to reading on a screen but it saves gas. Since I speed read I skip over trash or uninteresting rabbit trails. One think that disappoints me is the bad language but it's out there. Nowadays girls talk worse that 82d ABN barracks talk in my day and have more ink than a sailor or marine. I have found Janice Cantore to write some pretty good clean crime stories.
Ok, well isn't that storm a once in a generation happening? I assume under the house is the crawl space? On Ranch houses here, or ramblers or one story or whatever your term is, they put the furnace in the crawl space, which is more like a bend over and shuffle, as it's about 4 foot tall.Found the leak for my plumbing. It's coming from under the kitchen sink (under the house). Looks like both lines are ruptured. Ugh. Thinking of replacing it with PEX and wrapping the daylights out of it in insulation wrap.
Misinterpreted that it won't freeze or can't be spliced?A friend said he used an expensive blue flex pipe from his well to the house. He says it won't freeze and it can't be spliced. I suspect either he or his friend who installed it just misinterpreted what they read or were told.
I think there are, like, laws and courts and stuff that handle this kind of thing. Taking someone's keys without permission and driving a car that isn't yours is grand theft auto, pretty serious crime.At first he was saying he wanted manual transmission so his ex couldn't drive it. I told him the simplest way to keep her from driving his car was to say "No". But he said he was worried she'd just take his keys when he's sleeping & claim he gave her permission.
Ok, so you are going to do whole house PEX? Might as well, if you're doing some. Now is the perfect time to put in a 3 stage whole house water filter that takes 2.5" x 10" standard sediment and carbon filters, if you don't have a system like that. If you do that, buy your replacement filters on Ebay or Amazon in 25 or 50 pc. lots because they are $ compared to Lowe's or Home Depot at $$$$$$$$$$$$.My house is up on sort of pyramid concrete pillars. The underside is open to the elements and is all dirt. Not really safe to put any sort of furnace under there.
Picked up my friend early this morning & went to Lowes to get supplies (I get military discount there). I got enough fittings & pipe to fix under the kitchen sink and under mom's bathroom sink (which I suspected was leaking).
Friend got out my chainsaw and cut down some trees that were in the way (Kobalt battery powered thing works great). He got scratched up by the blackberry bushes though. He crawled under there & patched the CPVC with PEX. PVC seemed to be fine. Turned on the water to test it. No leaks in the cabinet but it was leaking under the house. CPVC had split along the length farther back. Friend patched that. Another test-- long enough to refill the toilet. Friend reported CPVC ruptures all over-- from the laundry room all the way to my bathroom on the other side of the house. So that whole line is toast. He's going to write up a supply list for me & Thursday (barring any unforeseen circumstance) we will go to the store, pick up supplies, and he's going to replace the whole run of CPVC and PVC with PEX. He will leave it long enough to splice in new lines later. We're also discussing adding some sort of PEX manifold. I want to do a cold water manifold near the laundry room (which is closest to the water entering the house) and a hot water manifold near the water heater (makes more sense than routing the water from heater all the way to other side of the house and then back). Trying to figure out if I can sort of make my own manifold or if I should just buy a pre-built one.