Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wet Vac To The Rescue. Exploding Pyrex.

The cats enjoyed sunning themselves on the screen porch for most of the day. Our local high for today was over 77 deg.

Ray and I worked on the second little dishwasher, all morning.
We got the parts installed on it, cut a hole in the shelf for the cord to go through, and finally got it on it's shelf and all hooked up.
Ray turned the hot water on, and we got a flood of water out of the dishwasher all over the kitchen floor.

I got the mop bucket, but that wasn't enough, we had to quickly grab a shop vac, take the paper filter out of it to make it into a wet vac, and suck gallons of water off the floor.

We guessed that the float had stuck, and took the impeller off, and really cleaned all the hard water residue off everything with vinegar, and tried it again.

More water came pouring out.
If all else fails, read the directions.

The water inlet and the drain had been mismarked, and so we had the plumbing all bass-ackwards. I had the parts that would hook the water up, in the right place, but needed one more part to hook up the drain, so that meant another trip to the hardware store.

A friend wants me to remind everyone to be careful about exploding Pyrex dishes, especially, it seems, the 13" x 9" pans. "John and Carol had a new PYREX dish blow up in the oven. No one was hurt or major damage done and thankfully they were able to clean up all glass. The mess along with the destroyed dinner went into the trash - at least theirs was self-contained. It could have been very serious. The label may say it is freezer to oven safe, but the fine print does not relay the same info. Be informed - read full story. " As we all remember, this happened to one of the RV-Dreams chatters last holiday season. So please be careful.

Also, How to tell if a mirror in a public area such as a motel, restroom, fitting room etc. is 2-way glass. Simply “Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface – if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the nail image, it is a GENUINE mirror”.
NOTE: If your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE FOR IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR! "No Space, Leave the Place."

By the time I had got the parts and a few groceries, it was too late to do any more to the dishwasher today.

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