I really need to take more photos. We had 2 large rainwater tanks delivered ... er... some time ago, and Dad decided that we could hook it up to the downpipes ourselves, rather than employ a plumber, since it wasn't being plumbed into the house. Since Dad is in a wheelchair (mobility scooter, actually) and hubby is working, that meant Mum and me doing all the work. So I have been cutting (a little) glueing and fitting *lots* of PVC piping. We're not far from finishing the actual plumbing, now, and hopefully will be done before Christmas (Thursday - eek!) which will be good if it rains as forecast. It will be good to get rainwater in the tank, rather than town water. We had to fill it up partway in case we got another heavy rainfall before it could be hooked up. If there had been heavy rain before the tanks were ready, they could have floated up off the tankpad. There have been a few, apparently, come up like that.
This is the white piping that will go to the pump, which will be close to the house. The other thing hanging down will be a guage to measure how much water is in the tanks. The black pipe connects the water from the front tank to the back tank. Around the other side will be the overflow coming from the back tank out to the street. That will be the last thing to do, as the tanks won't fill up quite that quickly.
As for the exercise bit - I'm sore! I've been stretching and squatting, and lifting, and all that. And using the gloopy blue plumbers glue that STINKS! I think I've finally got all that off my hands. I got so grubby that I went straight in and had a shower, then came out and slathered the hand cream on. Got to be girly some time.
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