01 February, 2009
Okay. So yesterday Gene started fiddling around with the water pump (we've got a well). We had been able to push water through the pipes and into the house, but just for short periods of time (I did get a shower). He figured out that the pressure gauge was broken and that there was a small piece of pipe cracked. Thanks well guys for using PVC! The rest of our plumbing in our home is PEX and will not burst or crack when the water freezes. But this one vulnerable spot, outside, above ground is PVC--makes no sense. Gene replaced the bit of pipe and adjusted the pressure gauge and we're in business. Showers all around. Lots of dishes and laundry to wash. So grateful.