Monday, January 2, 2012
Well, no holiday would be complete at the Hardin house without having a water issue. Every December holiday since we have been here we have had a water leak. This year was no different. The only outside faucet to not have a hydrant style dispenser is in the back yard. It doesn't have one because it is 18 inches away from a maple tree. I did not want to dig down to get to this water connection. It will mean an axe, shovel and a pickaxe. Guaranteed to be a miserable time. The day before Christmas the brass faucet froze and cracked, spraying water every where. My solution is an entire roll of 2 inch black electrical tape. The problem with this is as soon as you start wrapping the leak water starts spraying all over the place. I was drenched before I finally sealed the leak. One more spring project that was not on the list.