Thursday, December 4, 2008

Who's the best plumber now?

Tuesday I banged out 4 miles at the gym. 2 on the treadmill, 2 on the track. Pretty uneventful.

Wednesday was an off day, as I was installing this:

It's a condensation pump for a furnace. Very exciting. The old one was acting up, and I ordered a new one. I was a bit worried, as the exact model I had wasn't made any more. I made an educated guess, ordered a pump, and waited.

It arrived yesterday, and I wasted no time in installing it.

Attached it, hooked it up, fired up some tests with a full tank of water and.....


Well, it ran, but the tank didn't empty.


After some more examination, I guessed that this was the problem:

It's part of the drainage hose, and it looked a bit crumpled.

Of course, the damn thing used to work.

So, I made the trip to Home Depot (thankfully, I only live just over a mile away), and got some new hose, put it in, and..

Who's the best cop now?!

All up and running.

Noticed a little bit of leakage around the hose this morning, but nothing substantial. I'll investigate that at some point.

OK. Keep on rockin'.


Cindy said...

you're the best plumber now!
very nice mcgyver action on the hose-it-thingy. i tend to steer clear of anything with a motor for fear of explosion.

tfh said...

Very macho! Nice work. I am so glad by "best plumber" you didn't mean what my colleague with the low-rise jeans seems to be aiming for...

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I love that movie!

raulgonemobile said...

Oh, good! I'm glad someone admitted they 'got it'. Some memorable moments from that flick.