Bloody Plumbing…

pexels-photo-213162.jpegSo the dishwasher arrived on time on Sunday and the delivery men were fantastic, putting the thing where I needed it to be.

But, and there is always a but, as I have mentioned in the past, the plumbing became a nightmare.  Where the washing machine drains out was not big enough to drain both it and the dishwasher at the same time, so I decided that I would plumb it into the sink outlet.  I discovered that it would not take both after water splashing back up the tube and out onto the floor, much to my chagrin.  I thought about sealing the top tube in as the side tube was attached via an inlet, and it would have worked, but I had to mess about to get the sealed tube attached.  Off to the plumbing merchants to get some supplies only to discover they had given me a wrong size attachment, and I really did not want to drive 10 miles to get it changed, so I improvised and got it all sorted.  Next was under the sink drain to do, and no matter what I could not get the right length of connections, so again had to improvise with a piece of pipe and lots of CT1 silicone glue which eventually sorted the problem, but it took several days to get it all sorted the way I needed it to be.  Today after everything drying I tried it and there was a little bleed of water, so either back to the drawing board.  The problem is my home was built in the 1800’s so nothing is the way it should be.  Alterations by previous owners have proved a bit of a joke, so really, I have to think outside of the box, or rip everything out and start afresh, which would cost silly money and quite a bit of alteration.

Today I finally managed to stop the damn infernal bleed and all seems okay.  We have not been able to use the washing machine for 4 days until I found my solution, however, I am making up for lost time and it has been on for many hours now.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing DIY, but when things go wrong, or become stupidly complicated I start to resent starting it and more often become a bit of a narky sod and start seeing red.  This was one of those times, although I did not get too angry, I was wishing I had never bothered.  The only saving grace that made me smile was the pup decided that she wanted to get into the cupboard and have a rest under the sink, I suppose it was her way of keeping me calm.

The words “Never Again” will be ringing in my ears for some time.

Waiting Game…

I’ve bought a Dishwasher.  I bit the proverbial bullet and bought one.  We used to have one in our old home as there was a place for it, but when we moved to the village, even though this kitchen is five times bigger, there was no space for it.  Now, when I say no space, I really mean there are cupboards everywhere, on three walls to be exact.  A space for a washing machine, but not a dishwasher too.

As you all know, M has mobility problems, this also includes standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes (I’m the cook), and I either wash the pots and pans or buy a machine to do the job, so I picked the latter, it made sense, but I will have to remove part of a cupboard to get it fitted in and sort out the plumbing, which should not to be too hard to do.  However, and there always is a however or a but.  I could have delivery on Saturday, which could be anytime between 7am and 7pm, which was not convenient as I had to go out and get groceries, take M to places and other things, so I paid for Sunday delivery.  Last night I received an SMS and email saying it would be delivered between 7:15 and 11:15.

I am logged on to their portal to see where the delivery is and this is what I see, oh it is 07:50 right now.

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So it has not even been despatched.  I was up early, Sunday, so-called day of rest to wait for something that has not been despatched.  I bet it will be here about 11am.  I am not really complaining, as I am an early bird really, which is a good job as my career choice dictated I had to be up between 4:00am and 4:30am which for many is the middle of the night.

Think it is time for a cup of tea.