Archive for October, 2009

Waste Water Plumbing for the LittleHouse

by on Oct.25, 2009, under Plumbing

Over October break, Tara and I went up to the ranch to do some plumbing on the LittleHouse with the help of professional plumbing services.  The weather was almost perfect, and we got a lot finished. It was very complicated to get the waste water from our ranch to flow properly since we had a clogged sewer line, we ended up hiring a Residential Septic System Cleaning Services  to help us out with a quick sewer repair, but before they did any work, a few sewer video inspections were made so they were sure what the problem is.

We had picked up a shower kit from Lowes which is identical to the one we put in the washhouse, except the color is white, instead of cream.  It was the only model that there was in either Home Depot or Lowes that had the sitting platforms in it.  We really like that design for being able to rest your foot on it while washing.  All of the other designs looked to be of inferior construction, as well.  Since these were no longer being produced, we had a hard time finding them, and had to visit several stores before we found a set still in the boxes.

After clearing all of our tools and supplies from the future bathroom, we marked and cut out the hole for the shower drain and toilet. We also made sure we had a grease trap ready to install to complete our  septic system. However, while our bathroom was being finished we had to get a portable toilet rental next to the house since there was no running water.

Shower Drain hole

Shower Drain hole

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Markham Pass Improvements

by on Oct.05, 2009, under Area

I went up to the ranch over the first weekend in October, just to drain the water lines and get ready for a possible early winter.

We had major winds that whole weekend, as a front was passing through from the north, and a tropical storm was arriving from the south.  That resulted in some of the worst blowing dust I have seen in the area.


Blowing dust on Markham Pass

Blowing dust on Markham Pass

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