Plumbing is apparently not one of my fortes. After installing the PEX pipe and then replacing the faucet with a brand new “vintage style” faucet, my fitting was still leaking! If you want to laugh at my many failed attempts, you can watch the video below. I just about gave up on this endeavor and thought I might have to call a plumber.
After my disastrous plumbing attempts, I decided I would switch gears and start building the bed and benches. I figured this could be done in one day, right? No problem…
I decided that the benches were too boring with just a plain wood face. I wanted to add something special. 🙂
So the benches and bed framing are taking longer than I thought. What a surprise! Today (Sunday) I was planning to spend the entire day getting my backyard ready for my pool party for the 4th of July. I went to Lowe’s to pick up some things for the yard, and while I was there, I asked a friendly Lowe’s employee what he thought I should do about the leaky PEX pipe fitting. I figured I would buy the tool to remove the push in fitting (only $2, way less than what I originally thought) and be on my way. He recommended I try a dishwasher hose instead. It wasn’t that expensive, although I did have to buy two since one of them wasn’t quite long enough. I was really hoping this would solve my leaky fitting problem.
AND… it worked!!! Oh joy, this just made my day!! I’m so glad I took some time away from my yard work to try out this new tactic. Finally, a leak-free fresh water supply. [sigh]
I also measured the entire camper in preparation for ordering all new skin from Hemet Valley RV. I will email Steve tomorrow with all of the measurements.
And finally, I got around to my yard work for the weekend. My backyard is all ready for my 4th of July pool party! I probably won’t write again until after the holiday, so I hope that you all have a fun-filled Independence Day!