Monthly Archives: March 2020

Cold Shower

March 29, 2020

Hey folks,

Time for my bi-weekly check in.

Sorry for the soap-box, but it was nicer than I had planned on being, but still needs to be said. Maybe if enough of us repeat this message, it will finally get through, and hopefully before it is too late!

The shower design took a full 12 hour day to figure out the best placement of controls and fixtures, and then the routing of the piping, before doing the take off and ordering the parts. The green circles below indicate all of the locations that would typically contain 2x 45 elbows. To improve flow, I will instead use Type K soft copper and bend the shapes I need which should also simplify the install, taking less time.  I will go into more detail on the design and the piping is being installed.  I am waiting on some parts.

Shower control design layout. Person represents average height for a adult woman.

Here is a short detail video showing the general installation of a wall mounted bathroom sink faucet

Finally, a short video showing how you can thermo-form PEXA to the desired shape.

Thanks for visiting and please stay safe.

“Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop.” —Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Author, Mathematician, Clergyman

“The greatest leaders are not necessarily the ones who do the greatest things. They are the ones that inspire others to do great things.” —Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th U.S. President

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Hanging Down

March 17, 2020

Good Evening to everyone in Web Land.

I debated not sending updates for a while, but if you are like me, it would be a relief to get something in my email that was not Covid related.  These are interesting and trying times.  At least we are in Canada where our public health system is great as long as the politicians don’t muck it up too badly and we as a society generally look after one another.

Over the last week I have realized I am rocking social isolation!  I have been working solo for most of the last 6 years 🙁

With the lack of outside distractions, I have been making great progress at the site.

This week I started the cold water supply piping and by the next update hope to have the water supply rough-in completed.

Take care of yourselves and stay safe!

Thanks for visiting.

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A man and his island

March 1, 2020

Hey folks,

Time again to check-in and provide a site update.

Sorry, I missed last week, but as explained in the following vid, I did not have too much to show. Going forward I will adjust my timing of these updates to every 2 weeks unless I hear that you all would like another schedule.

The following is a short video covering the last two weeks activities.

Time to inject a coctail into my lumbar to keep me going another 3-6 months

Please let me know your thoughts on the timing of these updates and on your preference between video updates vs text updates with photos.  Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for visiting!

“What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It’s persistence. It’s making your own luck.” —Peter Diamandis (born 1961) Engineer, Physician, And Entrepreneur

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