by Mark Polk
Mark's RV Quick Tip:
"Here are some quick tips to help maximize your RV refrigerator's efficiency during the dog days of summer:
Here is a tip about defrosting your fridge
"Yes, I'm going to help defrost our RV refrig. That's always a job, putting everything in ice chests, then the defrost process of melting the ice and dipping out the water, then putting everything back.
We've just recently learned if you take those "thin" 12" x 15" silicone flexible cutting board sheets that you can get in the house wares section of Wal-Mart and cut them to fit the rear wall of the refrig, then slide the wire shelves back in against them to hold them in place and put freezer contents back in to hold them tight against the wall.
The next time you defrost, all the ice & frost will be attached to the thin sheet and you just have to remove it and dump it in the sink, and you're done in a fraction of the time and effort. Pretty good, huh?"
Ray and I tested out a single lever faucet that I got from Roni yesterday. We found 1/2" pipe thread to water hose thread fittings, so that we could hook it up to a water hose, and make sure that it didn't need a new cartridge, washers or something. It checked out good. It is such a pain to get under the kitchen sink to R & R a faucet, that we wanted to make sure first.
The new faucet that we installed a few months ago was defective, the handle kept on coming loose, so it needs to be returned.
Jim the mechanic finally came to get the cargo trailer today, and he wanted me to go down there to look over the estimate for fixing the broken outriggers. He is going to install heavier ones.
Ray went with me, as the Yorks and their topiaries are on the next street. He knows them better than I do, and I didn't want to be tramping around on their grounds by myself taking the pictures. I might have backed into one of the many goldfish ponds, or run across a real snake or critter.
Since Mr. York has been ill, they haven't been tended like they were in previous years. Some had lost all their plant cover, and were back to the wire frames. Others were so overgrown that you had to know what they were.
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It is a shame, as they were so beautiful at one time. Now they will probably all be thrown away.
Ray and I installed the faucet in my kitchen, put my swivel-sprayer on the faucet, and now I am all set for today.