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Ice Crystals

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Feb. 4th, 2017 | 3:30pm +04 (6:30am EST) by Molly Jeanne

With all the water that's been spraying around from our pipes-in-progress over the past few days, some really stellar ice crystals have formed in our yard. The ones from yesterday were cool enough to prompt me to get my macro lens out, take off my gloves (a rare thing these days), and snap a few images. The last one shows my thumb for scale. 

Further Adventures in Armenian Plimbing Pt Finally

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Feb. 3rd, 2017 | 3:06pm +04 (6:06am EST) by Molly Jeanne

Well, it's been exactly 30 days since we've had running water, and I'm pleased to report that the water is back on in our house. The plumber came and agreed with Vagho's assessment: the portion of the pipe which entered up into the concrete floor of our bathroom was frozen, and the thermal heat sink of all that concrete was making it pretty damn hard to thaw the pipe. His solution? Just chip away at the concrete around the pipe.
Seriously- the man got out a hammer and chisel, and just went to town on the concrete slap, ...Read More

Further Adventures in Armenian Plumbing Pt Who-Even-Knows-Any-More

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Feb. 3rd, 2017 | 8:54am +04 (11:54pm EST) by Molly Jeanne

So, the Jrmugh finally got their act together and replaced the section of pipe that got clogged when they were replacing the broken cuff. When the got the excavator to dig up the street again, they removed about a foot of pipe which was just full of rocks and mud and other debris. Once that was accomplished, we had full flow coming out of the cut section of pipe in our yard. As exciting as this was, it wasn't the end of the story. 
Vagho came over and helped us reconnect the cut end of pipe in the yard to the pipes in the house. ...Read More