Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just pull the gas pipe...and we are in!

It is in!
My new hot water heater.
My JRWH (Just Right Water Heater)!

Friday night Dad and Adam worked on this project for about 5 hours and got it all done and saved me a ton of money in labor. I am such a lucky girl!

My old VLWH (Very Little Water Heater) that you can see is in the closet quite tightly. You can also see lots of money draining down my driveway as the water heater was emptied.

My empty TSC (Too Small Closet)

How did any water get through that?
You can also see (on the right) the hole on the bottom that caused all the problems.

So I held the gas line back and Dad and Adam shoved and....
it made it in!
It fit JUST right.
Without having to do TOO much shoving.
The main problem was the stupid gas line right in front that I had to hold back with the tips of my fingers so they didn't get squished between the pipe and the JRWH.

After that I went back upstairs to work...(blog)...and then I was beckoned
"Stephanie! We need your fire extinguisher"
Apparently it was just to be safe because they were using the blow torch.

Dad checking everything out with the new one before they turned it all on.

This scared the bejeebers out of me.
After they turned it on, this is the sound my kitchen sink made and the grossness that came out of it! They assured me that it was quite normal and that was just the water pushing all of the air out of the pipes. After a short time the water was clean and normal again!
Also, they laughed at me for video taping. But you know you wanted to see that!

My JRWH in my TSC.
But it all worked out.
Thanks Dad and Adam!


Jen Vincent said...

That is awesome that you have people who know what they are doing when it comes to that stuff! At least it (finally) all worked out!

Erin said...

I'm so glad that you've got your new water heater in. Sorry that you had to replace it, though.

Also, LOVE your new layout and design. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for a working hot water heater, and talented dad and fiance who have the know-how to put a JRWH in a TSC!
- Ann