Find the Kitty Friday, Late Edition 10/15

October 15, 2010

heating, plumbing

Find the Kitty Friday

Where the action is, there is Livvy.

LIvvyHelpingLaundry2

We finally got the gas dryer installed. The Hubs installed the gas line. It’s actually not a very difficult task (yea, SHE says, haha!). The key is perfect measurements for the gas pipes. We were going to hire our plumber to do the work, actually, but changed our minds over the summer. We found out that our plumber had taken a few dangerous short cuts when he installed the gas line for us a few years ago. He’d used one of those flexible stainless steel pipes (coated with yellow plastic) to rig up to the main gas service line pipe. He then stuck it up into a hole into the laundry room, attached a flange on the end, and connected another yellow flexible gas pipe from the flange to the dryer. Plumbing codes say that for main service gas lines, you have to use solid, black pipe.

One we saw how non-complicated it is to install your own pipe, we decided to do it ourselves. It’s also saving us upwards of $1000. The hardest part is making accurate measurements. You also must test for leaks with soapy water. I also test for leaks with my very sensitive nose. :D

So anyway, we got the dryer installed. THANK GOD. I had been carting 15+ loads of laundry every week to the local laundromat all summer. WHAT a chore. Of course, as soon as we get the dryer installed, Livvy wants to be a part of the action. I love this cat. Everything is new and exciting to her, even laundry. LOL.

LivvyHelpingLaundry

Yet we still have no heaters, downstairs. We have an electric space heater for the most chilly of days, and are bundling as best as we can in blankets. The heaters require more gas lines, and The Hubs has not had any time to get them installed yet. I tried to encourage him, by patting him on the back after doing such a great job with the dryer line.

“Thank you so much! It’s works great!! Are you happy about such a job well done?”

“It’s over,” was all he said.

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3 Responses to “Find the Kitty Friday, Late Edition 10/15”

  1. Karen and Gerard Says:

    I love how curious the cats are about anything new coming into the house.

  2. Marg Says:

    That sure is great that you got the dryer in and not make those trips to town. And Livvy looks too cute checking it all out. Don’t let her think that would make a great bed though. But you are looking good Livvy. Take care and have a great day.

  3. Lin Says:

    I love kitties–they think that whatever you are doing is the most exciting thing EVER! At least they take interest–not like the kids, right?! :)