Saturday, October 10, 2015
I have a third water hose which I use almost all of the time. At this point I should explain that the water hose always gets disconnected, drained, rolled up and put away after each use. This third one that I use almost exclusively is lighter than the others and probably the shortest of them all. It is my go-to hose since it was easier to handle.
I finally was convinced that something was amiss when I hooked up my go-to hose to the backyard hose bib and it too leaked and sprayed at the connection. I didn't have any such problems when hooked up to the front yard hose bibs. As you may have guessed, I don't use the backyard hose bib very often. One winter I did see water dripping from that hose bib. Apparently if it isn't turned off quite tight, it will drip. I don't make that mistake any more.
Putting two and two together, I figured out what was causing the leak. As water dripped from the hose bib at various times over the years, it left a mineral deposit. Over time the build-up is sufficient to cause the threads to not seal correctly. This is particularly obvious in that it was difficult to thread the hose connection onto the hose bib. It would feel rough and wouldn't thread on smoothly. The build up of mineral deposit can be seen upon visual inspection.
I used a brush and a bathroom cleaner intended to remove hard water deposits and scrubbed the hose bib threads. It took a few minutes and quite a bit of brushing to clear off the deposit. Afterwards, it was easy to thread on the hose and best of all, the connection no longer leaked. Easy fix. It only took me a few years to figure it out. :)
Happy hosing to every one.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Friday, May 15, 2015
I didn't read it. Despite not having done much of anything today, I am tired. My mind is tired. But I post the link here for those who may be interested.
Odd that I would stumble upon it because I haven't followed any Catholic news in the past several years; I don't even read the parish bulletin. It started with someone wondering aloud what is the Pope's stance on transgender. So I said I would check the internet to see what I could find. And in my wanderings, I came across the above article. So there you have it.
Saturday, May 09, 2015
20 But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
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Sunday, April 05, 2015
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Sunday, February 22, 2015
We have stainless steel dog bowls for our dogs. I don't know what grade of stainless steel. We use them for feeding. Good bowls; they should last forever. I have discovered that powder Comet cleanser works great for cleaning the bowls when dish detergent just isn't enough to cut through the slobber.