If you have been following our blog, then you know that we have been living off-grid for two and a half years - with no indoor plumbing! We do have water to the house, just not plumbed in the house. We do have a toilet, but it’s a composting toilet in the “outhouse”. That’s two and a half years of hauling water into the house, heating it up on the stove to wash dishes and take baths, hauling the dirty water back outside to dump it, and taking a not so short stroll out to the outhouse to...well you know. So you can just imagine how beyond utterly excited I am that we are getting ready to rough plumb the house!!! Yea!!!
So in getting ready to rough plumb the house, my dad brought up his little excavator earlier this week and then came back up yesterday to bring up a load of screenings (which is a type of fine round gravel).
We need the little exactor to dig all the trenches for the drain pipes which will be laid under the concrete floor. We could have dug the trenches by hand, but since we’ll have to be digging through lots of rock, it will just be so much easier with the little excavator. We will be using the screenings to backfill the trenches to help protect the drainpipe from any sharp gravel and rocks.
To be continued...