Thursday, March 24, 2016

Oh, snap! Is that crap!?

The joys of replacing cracked, rotted pipe is far better than laying in the soft grass while puppies and kittens climb all over you trying to kiss your face!

Okay, that is a gross exaggeration. It is horribly disgusting and something I NEVER look forward to. The thing about duct tape used as a leak stop is that you can't see what is really going on under there, so when you cut the pipe near that spot it's a crap-shoot as to whether or not it will simply crumble and fall out of the ceiling.

And that is what happened...

It all worked out due to the 3/4" plywood on the floor where we were working. A layer of plastic topped with the plywood does a great job of protecting the tile floors from both solids and liquids.

so, one more night and we saved the easiest for last. A 5" storm line that was repaired with 4" PVC and yet more duct tape (I have a feeling a previous maintenance guy got a case of duct tape for free or dirt cheap!).

I realize that we saved the storm for last and it's going to rain tonight, but rain water is better than, well, you know...




  1. Do ya suppose the previous maintenance guy was Red Green?

    1. I did see a 'I ❤ Possum Lodge' sign in the corner