Monday, August 02, 2010


(and it can be used as a bench)

Here it is. Done. I decided that building a whole new box made more sense than trying to rig something up with a "ready made" box that wasn't "ready" because it didn't fit. Too much time, effort, and energy to make retrofit it. Besides, if something goes wrong in the future, I'll have a lot more room to get in and fix it.

Those green things you see in the box? Those are the valves I had to replace first. They required the most trips to Home Depot because they were installed wrong in the first place by the builder. Then I repeated his mistake and had to figure it out. Then...I had to fix it.

See the nifty feature I added? The front of the box can be removed so I can reach in farther, if needed. This way, it doesn't matter how long my arms are.

Today...I fill in the hole.



Christina said...

it looks great! so glad there is no more leaking. ; )

Kathryn Grace said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Joan said...

So proud of you!

Tracy said...

HUGELY impressive, Wanda! You did a terrific job. We're looking to create a "surround" with wood to hid a plastic compost bin we're getting in soon... Care to come and be contractor/supervisor? ;o)

Carrie Link said...

Done. Possibly the best word on the planet.

kario said...

Necessity truly is the mother of invention. Love that you did it yourself to your own specs. Pat yourself on the back!