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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, June 27, 2016

Flush our hot water tank and more wonderful summer weather.

Where are we today ?
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          Just more wonderful warm summer weather again today after some heavy rains overnight. Was so nice and refreshing outside this morning , about 7 am close to 75f and humid, smells so fresh after a nice overnight rain. Walkabouts for a while then headed into town for some food supplies, the usual fresh fruit and veggies. But did find a good deal on pork side ribs $1:97 a lb. can't turn that down so 1/2 of that slab will be tonights supper.
         Shopping done and home for a light lunch then decided to flush out our hot water tank, it's been a while, I think a year ago last january in Desert Hot Springs California, before our speedy trip home in January. I removed the plug and inserted the wand I bought at a yard sale for .50 cents. Does a great job flushing out all the hard water build up in our tank.
amazing the scale that comes out 
this be the wand
      The old plastic plug below is garbage, even though it looks pretty good. I learned my lesson a long time ago. Do not put it back in will probably break off and then there is a brand new issue. Been there done that! This is an Atwood water heater does not require an anode rod, our hot water tank is now 17 years old and works wonderfully with regular maintenance. Once I put in a metal plug and it was seized, and did cause issues, luckily no damage.
old plug is garbage,
they are cheap
         Nice, warm,  sunny day enjoy our e-readers and a nice dip in the  quiet pool and soak in the hot tub. Before the Canada weekend crowds begin to arrive on Thursday night, no pool time then.
       More relaxing in the shade so peaceful and we can enjoy every minute of it.
         After my swim I prepped our ribs in sauerkraut with spices wrapped in foil. Couple hours on our Weber Q then ready to scoop out the kraut and set on our grill mat . For the recipe click HERE or my recipe blog top right side bar for Pork Ribs on the Q
 the grill mat keeps the grill clean when slatheirng with some
sticky tasty BBQ sauce and puts a nice glaze on the ribs
added our green salad and enjoyed some fall off the bone
ribs, of course leftovers.
         Now that was a wonderful relaxing day here enjoying this heat and humidity, just the way we love it. Outside in the shade.
         Hope your day was a great one too, thanks for stopping by.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this summer

16 comments:

  1. Wow...17 years for a hot water heater is unheard of. Way to take care of your house! Great job.

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    1. Regular preventive maintenance does pay off.

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  2. I know about that rod breaking off inside the water heater. Took a couple of hours to finally get it out.

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    1. No anode rod is required in an Atwood water heater, so that would not be a problem, a broken plastic plug is a chore, but I now have a tool to remove it.

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  3. The key to keeping most anything for any length of time seems to be maintenance, even considering the kind of "throw away" products that we end up with.

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    1. I truly believe that and do my best to keep on top of things.

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  4. Thanks for the reminder. It's time we gave our water heater a flush too. I'm glad you're enjoying the weather. It's hot and miserable here in Florida.

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    1. No problem, it pays to keep in touch of these things.
      Has been in the 90's here but cooling down for a couple days.

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  5. A little of this, a little of that and yummy ribs to top it off...Ahhh, life is good!

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    1. That's right a bit at time and then its all done, then we start over again.
      Yes life is good !

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  6. Now you have me worried, I recently replaced a failed plastic plug with a brass one. Maybe I will go back to plastic. I also once enjoyed a couple of hours removing a broken plastic plug with a knife, screwdriver and long nose pliers. Fun!

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    1. I did exactly the same thing and put in a Brass plug after problem with a broken plastic one. Rv tech said the brass is not compatible and could seize in the tank use plastic only especially in an atwood tank.
      O bought a ool In desert Hot springs to remove a broken plastic plug , easy peasy, check posting http://geosuzie.blogspot.ca/2014/12/i-broke-it-and-i-fixed-it-success.html

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  7. Smart move, ditching the plastic plug every time. One less thing for Murphy to attack. :c)

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  8. It seems if there's not one job to do, there's another.

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