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by on Oct.26, 2018, under Plumbing

Selfie at the Ranch

Tara & I made a trip up last fall (Oct 2017).  While we were there, we noticed that when the outside faucets were turned on, they leaked from various places.

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Screen Door Repair and Other Maintenance

by on Jan.18, 2017, under Insulation, Plumbing, Ranch Maintenance

Sometime last year, the mice or birds chewed a hole through the screen on our screen door.  We brought up some new screen and spline from Metroplex Windows & Glass to make a repairs.

We started by removing the screen door from the frame.  This involved adjusting the rollers on the bottom of the door for as little pressure as possible, the prying the door up and over the bumps which the rollers run on.  We set the screen onto our floor to work on it. We started by locating the end of the spline, and pulling it out of the channel to release the screen material.

Removing the spline

Removing the spline

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Bathroom Sink Install

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Plumbing

We are finally getting a sink in the little house.  This is a big step, as before we had to go down to the shed to wash our hands.  With the new sink, we are able to clean up better, and even fill pots and pans locally.

We chose an old-fashioned looking model with curved doors from Lowes.  It has a slide out drawer in the bottom, as well as a shelf inside.

Sink installed

Sink installed

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Toilet Install

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Plumbing

Welcome to civilization…

We managed to install out toilet in the bathroom at the Littlehouse last week.  I didn’t make any step-by-step photos, but they are all pretty much the same.

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Sterling Stinson model

Sterling Stinson model

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Bathroom Shower Install

by on Sep.28, 2010, under Plumbing

09/18/2010

After painting all of the bathroom walls, the base unit was ready for install.  It was a little tight.  I had to pull the inlet for the toilet into the wall (easy, since it’s connected to the adjustable mounting bracket, and the other side of the wall is not drywalled, yet.  After placing some tile adhesive down, I placed the base into the cubbyhole.  It was not easy to do by myself. 
Yes, I scruffed up the walls some getting the base in.  It was a tight fit.  But that will mostly be covered with the shower walls, and what isn’t can be touched up when we’re done.

Shower Base Unit

Shower Base Unit

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