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Bathroom Sink Install

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Plumbing

fWe 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 and bathroom cabinetry, we can clean up better such as washing our hands and faces, and also brushing our teeth.

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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Bathroom Door Installation

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Windows & Doors

At the end of January, I had done a very temporary job of putting the bathroom door up.  Because the frame was too long for the opening, with the tile floor installed, I wasn’t able to install it in the correct position.  It worked for that weekend, but now I needed to finish the job, as for the bathroom remodel I got professional services online for this check it out here to find the best services for bathroom remodeling purposes.

So when I arrived in March, this was the state of the door:

Bathroom Door Temporary install

Bathroom Door Temporary install

As you can see, it is not set into the frame to be flush with the drywall on the other side.

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Better Living through Electricity

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Cooking

One of the real chores to working and living in a temporary semi-primitive setting is the cleanup involved with cooking.  Without a sink and hot water handy, you have to heat water on the camp stove, and wash things in a plastic bin.  Then you have to pour heated water over the dishes/utensils to rinse them, all the while trying to conserve water, so you don’t have to heat more up making this a long cleaning process, this is why I decided to contact an electrician to set up an electric water heater.

We had tried using a 1100 watt microwave before with our generator, but due to the length of the extension cord, the voltage drop was too much, and the microwave didn’t work unless we plugged it directly into the generator, so that’s when you we decided to call in home electrician services to hire an electrician for professional help to see what we could repair. If you are inexperienced with working with electrical items, then don´t hesitate to contact a commercial electrician for some professional assistance, but I’m pretty sure it would have been much easier to go to an appliance shop with new appliances. However if you prefer to keep the ones you already have, then you should get help from the Thermador repair service to get your appliances working like they’re brand new, but depending on the style of your appliances, you may need a commercial refrigeration repair  for your Used Stainless Steel Three Door Commercial Freezer.  

So I went to Kmart and found a very simple 600 watt microwave to take to the ranch.

600 watt microwave

600 watt microwave

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Generator Maintenance

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Ranch Maintenance

It’s Spring again, and time to get ready for a new year at the Ranch.  According to a Transformer Oil Testing Services company, it’s necessary to change the oil every 8 hours of operation after getting the generator installation.  That seems a little excessive to me for a Generac Whole Home Generator, so I change the oil once a year, whether my steam generator needs it or not!

The main problem with the EU2000 generator is that it doesn’t have a drain plug for the oil.  So in the past I have tried basically dumping the oil out of the fill tube.  That gets pretty messy.  You can see and link here, that the generator gets pretty dirty after a year of operation in the dust and dirt of Northern Arizona. If yours has worn out over the years, then consider replacing it with a new generator installation.

Oil Fill Tube

Oil Fill Tube

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