|I believe the black rod is the dip tube|
No, I told her, I'd been wondering the same thing, and might end up using the mechanical-connection GatorGrip or SharkBite fittings instead of solder, even if they are more expensive.
What she was calling to suggest was, would I mind if she mentioned my job to her next-door neighbor? He does plumbing work, and would charge me a lot less than going rates. Or, if I didn't need the work done right away, her grown son would be willing to take a look at it, and he'd do it for free.
Oh, no, said I, with all the painting (and cleaning) I still need to do down there, it will be at least a week before I'm ready to do any plumbing. At least.
Well. that's good, because (with all due respect to my DIY abilities) she knows that if you get the plumbing wrong you can blow out the equipment. Yeah, I said, or spring a major and very annoying leak.
I am not proud. If she wants to send her son over to sweat these pipes for me and he knows what he's doing and he's willing, I'm all for it. It'd actually be a relief. Thanks!
|Slurp, slurp, slurp!|
|Not pie material|
|Notice broken place at bottom|
The bags of resin went in the trash for pickup first thing tomorrow morning.
So hurray! that's done. Maybe I'm making progress after all.