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Pilot Knob RV Resort
Two small projects have occupied a little of my time the past couple of days. The first was the replacing of the ball seal on our Domestic toilet. This is normally an easy task, with the water turned off, step on the foot pedal to open the ball, you grab hold of the old seal and pull it out. Then you make sure that the ball the ring where the seal sits are clean. Depending on your water supply, there may be a build up of hard mineral deposits on these parts, as it was on ours. While trying to get it all off the back side of the ball, pushing a little too hard, the arm on one side of the ball popped out of its socket. Now I have to remove the toilet to get it back in, which actually was a good thing, as it allowed me to remove a lot of hard mineral deposits from the inside of the base and around the ring seal at the floor. Once complete and re-installed, everything worked as it should. Sorry no pictures, not a pretty sight.
|Cutting one of the uprights|
|Measuring one of the 6 inch pieces|
Project number two, was making a support for our sewer hose. We have one of those cheap slinky type ones since our first RV 10 years ago, have never liked it. Now the one I have made, isn't anything new, you will see all kinds similar to this one. It is made from PVC pipe and plastic eves trough.
|The first base and upright done.|
The base is made with 4 elbows and 4 tees, 4 six inch pieces of pipe, 3 four inch pieces, 2 five inch pieces and 2 pieces at whatever height you want. The base is made by gluing two six inch pieces into each side of the tee, on the other end of the six inch piece is glued an elbow. Make two like this and then glue a 4 inch piece between two elbows. The upright pieces are made from two elbows with a four inch piece between them, a five inch piece sticking up in each one and whatever length on the bottom side to determine the height. The upright is not glued to the base, so it can be taken apart for storage.
|Two uprights, the eves trough and still using the old slinky one until I get more eves trough.|
The 10 foot piece of eves trough was cut in half so I can adjust for different lengths and also for storage. A second piece will be bought for longer lengths when needed.
Hopefully the picture is worth the words to describe the above instructions.
|Pat capturing me at work.|
That's it for this post, thanks for dropping in. Until the next time, take care and be safe.