Who’s playing with the Thermostat?

Well, we had to turn on the A/C for the first time since we left Las Vegas about three weeks ago. We’ve got another three days of these low 80’s before it drops back into the 70’s again. Can’t come soon enough for us.


Landon started his new daycare this past Monday since they’ve moved into their new house. Brandi said that when she dropped Landon off, she started crying, and then Landon started crying too. But realizing that she left his diaper bag at home, she left him and went back home for it. When she got back she found Landon leaning back in a chair, his arm draped over the chair next to him, and swinging his legs. And surrounded by a bunch of smiling little girls!


I’ve mentioned several times in the past about the coming revolution in 3-D printing, in everything from body parts, jewelry, models, and yes, guns. NASA is even sending one up to the Space Station next year to make replacement parts for equipment.

But you know it’s gone mainstream when you can buy 3-D Printers and supplies on Amazon. Order yours today!


Well, my missing replacement outside mirror finally showed up today, along with my recent Amazon orders. The mirror had been wandering around for a while before finally showing up at the Tahoe Village park in South Lake Tahoe, the day after we left. But I had left my address at the park here in Bend, and some money to pay to re-ship up here.

The Amazon packages had parts related to my water pressure problems. First up was a new Oxygenics 52330 Power Massage Handheld. Immediately installing it in my shower, I found it worked much better under my present low water pressure than the old Shower Massage.

Oxygenic Shower Wand

It’s easy to see why my friend Nick Russell and many others recommend the Oxygenic’s.

But the most important thing I got was a water pressure gauge. I’d been meaning to order one for a while, so this seemed like a good reason.

Water Pressure Gauge

Watts DP IWTG Water Pressure Test Gauge for Garden Hose

So the first thing I did was take it outside and try it out. I measured both our site’s water pressure and the sites on either side of us. And they all measured the same, about 25#.

This seems low to me, but I don’t have anything to compare it with. Since I was told that every section here is on a different water connection, tomorrow I’m going to check out the pressure in other areas and see what I get there.

I also received my new Water Inlet connector that I’ll install in the next day or so. Right now I’m still using the straight-thru connection without the check valve.


I also spent some time working on my drinking fountain / undersink water filter install, but ran into a problem. The water filter just needs to be mounted to the wall and hooked up, maybe a five minute job.

But getting underneath the cabinet I found the old fountain used 1/4” tubing and the new one uses 3/8”. So I’ll have to see if I can find some sort of adapter to make transition.


Thought for the Day:

30 is the largest number such that all co-primes smaller than itself, except for 1, are prime.



6 Responses

  1. 25 psi is indeed low; 40 psi is usually considered the minimum adequate water pressure in public water systems when measured at the point of connection. At 25 psi there is always the potential for backflow should system pressure drop even more due to demand.

  2. I agree that you should see 40# or more. We normally see 60# and up to 80# or 90#. 25# is way too low. We have a Watts house water pressure regulator and gauge that is adjustable and I have it set to 80#.

  3. It just makes me feel better that even the pro fixer upper runs into snags. . .i.e. . . .different hose sizes on the drinking faucet. It took us three days to get our potty replaced. . .cause we kept having to go back to the hardware store. . .but. . .we won. . .and so will you! 😀

  4. The old system with the 1/4″ tubing is made for RVs while the new one with the 3/8″ tubing is made for home use allowing more water to flow.

    A side comment to Doug if he’s using anything above 65 # in a house he’s going to have leak problems. If he’s in an RV he shouldn’t run above 50 # unless he has a completely soldered copper system.

    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  5. I understand that most RV manufacturers test their plumbing to 90# – 100#. I have been using 60# – 80# for 7 years of fulltiming without a problem.

  6. That makes sense, Doug. It is common practice in many settings to test at 150% of the intended working pressure, so testing at 80-100 psi relates to working pressures of 55-65. I use a pressure reducer and keep pressures in my motorhome at less than 65.

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