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Old 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #7231
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Keith, all that hard work has kept you looking young buddy.

Jon, beautiful photos, you are every bit as good as Keith said you are and more. We appreciate you sharing with us.

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Here's a couple of shots of the curved trim piece going around the valance.

First one is how it came out of the clamps rough...next one is planed down to 15/32" to match the rest of the bits, and also with three coats of Varathane applied. Still wet here, so it might look a bit off.

Should be able to do the install tomorrow morning.
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Keith, all that hard work has kept you looking young buddy.
Jim...I can't be 100% certain, but I have a hunch that Jon might have done a little "enhancing" on that pic.
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A couple of days ago my friend Al came over for a visit...haven't seen him for the past 5 weeks. So I sucked him in to wiring up my water pump for me, good thing I did, because when he opened it up even he wasn't certain which terminals to use because it could apparently be wired for either 120 or 240 volts. Anyway, it worked first try.

Other than a couple of taps that I hadn't shut off and the flex lines under the kitchen sink that weren't tightened it seemed fine. Until the pump shut itself off at 40 psi and there was this lovely gurgling sound as the water pressure went right back out of the incoming water line. NO CHECK VALVE!!!

Well, that was a good move. Just about everyone here uses the 12 volt marine type pumps which have a built in check valve. My new system uses a full size jet pump, which of course does not have it's own valve. You'd think I might know that having been on one of those systems before, but it never entered my feeble head.

OK, so off to town today for a check valve and one more fitting for it. Get over to the marina and some kind soul has stolen my back license plate. I didn't even notice it was missing until I was right up at the north end of town in the grocery store parking lot. Great! So I have to see an insurance office for new plates and call the RCMP to report the theft, which manages to waste at least an hour.

And to top things off, by the time I got back the tide had fallen too far to get in to my float, so it was a slug across the rocks with the groceries...again.

Just one of those days.
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Good gravy, Keith, looks like it all went down hill for you, hopefully all the bad luck is behind you for a while.
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Good gravy, Keith, looks like it all went down hill for you, hopefully all the bad luck is behind you for a while.
Not that bad Jim...I got a good load of groceries here anyway! And it looks like tomorrow I might even have real water pressure in the house now that I have the check valve here.

I've invited Al over for lunch just in case something fouls up. Hehe.
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Jim, we shouldn't have said anything about luck yesterday.

I finally got the pump all primed and started it up. It took a couple of tries before the water line was purged of air, at which point the water pressure rose rapidly to 40 psi which shuts the pump off. So far so good.

Then I very slowly opened the cold water line only to see a nice new shutoff valve leaking quite profusely. So I turned around to grab a wrench to tighten it up when BOOOOM, the line going in to the bank of filters blew right out.

Bear in mind that the new tank has a 10.3 gallon drawdown and had just reached full pressure! Naturally, as soon as the line blew off the pump started up again! I yanked the cord out of the wall, thus stopping the pump, but really it was a bit too late. Water all over the place, especially all over me.

Fortunately I did have a shutoff valve plumbed in to the tank, so I shut that off right away as well. At least the entire 10 gallons didn't make it to the floor...but close though.

I have to admit very quietly that I forgot to glue the very last fitting in to the filter.
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Jim, we shouldn't have said anything about luck yesterday.

I finally got the pump all primed and started it up. It took a couple of tries before the water line was purged of air, at which point the water pressure rose rapidly to 40 psi which shuts the pump off. So far so good.

Then I very slowly opened the cold water line only to see a nice new shutoff valve leaking quite profusely. So I turned around to grab a wrench to tighten it up when BOOOOM, the line going in to the bank of filters blew right out.

Bear in mind that the new tank has a 10.3 gallon drawdown and had just reached full pressure! Naturally, as soon as the line blew off the pump started up again! I yanked the cord out of the wall, thus stopping the pump, but really it was a bit too late. Water all over the place, especially all over me.

Fortunately I did have a shutoff valve plumbed in to the tank, so I shut that off right away as well. At least the entire 10 gallons didn't make it to the floor...but close though.

I have to admit very quietly that I forgot to glue the very last fitting in to the filter.
Man, that is enough to make a grown man cry. I do know how you felt though, I have done things similar also. On the gluing deal, I had a friend, well not a close friend but a friend who did all of his son's plumbing for him. He did all the cutting and dry fitting everything together to make sure all was well. He was happy with everything so they poured the slab, of all things, he had dry fitted all the fittings and forgot to glue the first one. Talk about a sick ole boy.
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Jim...I was going to post a couple of pics with that last post, but for whatever reason my photos do not come up when I go to manage attachments.

I just loaded the latest mac O/S a couple of days ago, and I suspect that might have something to do with it. I'll keep working on it to see if I can get it working again. Sure hope so, because I must have a thousand photos loaded via Imagewell.
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Well OK. That was the sixth attempt to load a file.

So after I had got the repairs done to the water system, I checked every tap - one at a time - to make sure they all worked OK.

All were fine except my shiny new fancy dancy kitchen faucet. Barely a trickle of water came out, and I mean trickle as in a fast drip. Now I was pretty sure that the water was getting there OK as I heard it rushing through the lines when I opened the now repaired valve.

You see that nice little screen above? Well, the kind people who put the faucet together had put TWO of those in. Believe me when I tell you that all but stops the water dead in it's tracks.

Hmmmm...just tried loading another pic...no go again.
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I hate that you are having problems loading your pictures, hopefully it will straighten out here soon.

I would have been a little ticked with the folks who made that hardware, did that do the trick taking one screen out?
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did that do the trick taking one screen out?
Yes...as soon as there was just the one screen it was fine.
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Another try at loading a shot of water coming out of the bathroom tap!

Finally we have water pressure!
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Yay! It worked. Big change from the previous system

For anyone with a Mac and Mountain Lion O/S and using Imagewell to resize your pics, here's what worked.

It seems you can no longer load the resized image on to the Mac HD. Go to pictures, load there. Then when you hit browse from the DIY site, you will have to click through to pictures and load that way.

Looks like that worked again...this is the line that blew out.
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Glad to see you have overcome all of your challenges . I am sure it feels good....

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