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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, November 28, 2014

Shower faucet replacement and a big pot of turkey soup

Where are we today ?
        Today is Black Friday and almost everyone goes shopping for great deals. Not us, nothing we need and nothing we want to buy so really no need for us to venture out to the mad house out there.
        I do have project I would like to tackle today though. Replace the taps in our shower. Leaking into the shower a bit and needs to be done. Mind you it is 15 years old and these things need to be done either in our Rv or in a house.
         Picked up new taps the other day only $15.00 and thought it could be a lengthy fix. So I set aside the whole day today for this project. Few years ago I worked in the same area replacing our water and sewer lines for the kitchen and had to remove our pantry. Now that was a big job. Had to remove our stove and oven as well to get at everything.
this be the old shower tap,
leaking where the hose hooks up
our pantry
first off need to empty the pantry
       Empty the pantry, remove the shelves and panels behind about 40 minutes. Now without removing the pantry I can see the rear of the shower taps.
this panel removed I can access the rear of the shower taps
        Now it was easy/peasy about 15 minutes had the new taps installed
New taps, look and work
much nicer and, no leaks
all hooked up here no leaks,
 love it ! Done deal.
       Much quicker fix than we anticipated, so went back to finishing up the turkey soup. Remove from the fridge, skimmed the fat, added some veggies and let it simmer for a while.
       So a few more walkabouts the park,  read for a bit enjoying this 70 degree plus weather sure do love it.
cool in the shade but still wonderful
       No Weber tonight cause this soup is smelling too good to pass up, so thats tonight's supper.
       Even enjoy a late afternoon sunset just before supper, really can't complain.
that's supper, wonderful Turkey noodle soup
and a fresh bun from the bakery
        That was another wonderful and productive day we had, sure do enjoy the hearty homemade soups too, almost need a fork to eat them.
         Just moving along "one day at a time" living a wonderful lifestyle here trying to follow the sun. Not sure yet where we are going or what we are doing, but.... we will see.
        Thanks agains for stopping for a peak, come by anytime.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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22 comments:

  1. The shower taps look great. I bet you even did some rearranging in the pantry.

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    1. Thanks, did actually pitch some old unused spiced etc...

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  2. Sometimes you actually win one, bet you're glad to get that project off your list. :c)

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    1. This one was so easy, the kinda of repairs we like to have.

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  3. Good job. It seems there always is something that needs to be fixed. I can almost smell that wonderful turkey soup.

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    1. As with any house or vehicle needs repairs so no problem.
      The soup smelled wonderful, nice to have it simmer for the afternoon.

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  4. That one should go in the record books. I've (almost) learned to simply double the time I *think* something is going to take, and then if it doesn't, it's a nice surprise. 15 years is a pretty good lifetime for a set of taps.

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    1. I like to start early and allow issues and set backs. And this project was one I have put off for years. I thought 15 years was good for the taps too.

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  5. I'd rather do repairs to our RV than a house as well.
    Those warmer temperatures look very inviting and we can't wait to share them.
    I can practically taste that soup just looking at the pictures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. I enjoy doing the repairs on our coach, no problem.
      The soup was one of the best I have ever made!

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    1. You could drop by if you were a bit closer, maybe another time.

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    1. Thanks guys, we did enjoy the soup and still some more.

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  8. Bill replaced the very same faucets in our rig right before we left in October. Not sure the layout of ours but know he waited a few hours before putting stuff back in case there was a leak. He did good... and it sure looks like you did too!

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  9. No leaks! I'm impressed - good job, George!

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    1. Thanks Rick, usually don't have any problems with plumbing.

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  10. Good job on the shower - you may soon have turned it into a new coach. Speaking of Black Friday - I don't think there is a sale that could get me out among the hoards of shoppers.

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    1. Thanks Larry, we make it new one pice at a time.
      Not much for those crowds either, have gone out on a Black Friday either.

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  11. Well done work on the taps and the soup. Nothing to complain about, is there?

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    1. No complaints other than we may not make it to the southwestern states this year. But such is life!

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