Backup Sump Pump

June 3, 2013

Like many houses, our home has a sump pump in the basement.  99.99% of the time, it works very well.  Except for that one time…  when it didn’t. Several years ago “it didn’t”, and I made the late-night run to the hardware store to buy a new sump pump.  I invested and installed a higher [...]

Frozen Copper Plumbing

May 30, 2013

So, I finally took a picture of the damaged copper pipes from our house being frozen before we bought it. You can see that as the water freezes it expands and the pressure eventually bursts at the coppers’ seams.

Over the Range Microwave

December 15, 2012

The last appliance remaining in our kitchen was the over-the-range microwave.  It was black, while the rest of our appliances are all stainless steel.  Functionally, its only problem was that it kept working… while we kept hoping it would break.    It also took a very long time to cook any food. It was configured [...]