Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nipples and Elbows

After putting together the new 1" black gas pipe to feed the 199000 BTU water heater, I pressure tested and it held for two days - then the gauge dropped - I spent an entire day fixing leaks, and inevitably causing new ones.

The gauge on the right should read 10 pounds for 15 minutes... it hasn't yet, but it is such a slow leak that it stops at just below 2 pounds every time. I will have this sorted out this week.

Paint Machine!

Yep another tool purchase.

This airless sprayer made quick work out of bedroom number two. It sprays a 12" - 14" fan of paint. Applied 2 gallons of paint in about 15 minutes - of course, cleaning the machine took another 15.

Behr Premium Plus is great paint. I had used Sherwin Williams Super paint on the first bedroom - just doesn't perform any better. The Behr is 2/3rds the price and the Home Depot employees were much nicer than the snobs at the local S-W store. Home Depot had no problem matching the leftover S-W paint.