WooHoo!! Water In AND Water Out!!!
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Got the water line capped off last night and so had water to everything but cold water to the kitchen sink. I use mostly hot water there, so it's no big deal.
In the meanwhile the water was seeping out of the basement. Since it has a dirt floor, I figured it was just soaking into the ground. I tried running hot water in case it was frozen, but no luck. I ran a wire down it far enough to figure out that the plug was outside the house.
This morning I ran more hot water, still no luck.
Had an appointment so had to leave for a while. Got back early this afternoon and tried again, but no luck again. So I filled a 5 gallon container with hot water and poured it down the cleanout in the yard. And did that 6 or 7 times until finally the water standing around the basement drain drained!!!
So now I have to figure out how to keep it from freezing again... I may just take a cap off from one of the cleanouts so that the moisture vents instead of freezing.
Here's what my lawn mowers looked like before the latest 6 inches of snow. I don't have a garage or storage shed (yet) so I just turn a wheelbarrow upside down over them. Bunny lives in the woodpile in front of him/her.
Have a good weekend.