If you remember my post from a few months ago I painted the front door and knew that a bullet list would soon follow. That being said, the front porch saw some paint! My what a difference! Paint I swear covers a multitude of sins!! Haha!
I "power washed" the porch using some Greased Lightening cleaner, then took a spackle/putty knife to scrape away any loose paint (there was plenty!)
The other thing that already has been updated for the new year is the hot water heater. Boy was he looking rough! There's things inside called anode rods which help attract the natural occurring minerals etc in your tap. Without the rods the tap water eats away at the inside of the tank.
One way to tell that the rods are going is that the hot water will start to smell fishy or like sulfur. Well my hot water smelled for months.. So I knew the rods were going... In the last few weeks I didn't notice a smell but DID notice some constant water in the shed. It was hard to tell if it was coming from the washer/dryer or the hot water tank. I thought too it could be from some rain storms-- but after a period without rain, and water still in the shed, my eyebrows were raised.
A quick rinse cycle with red food coloring confirmed what I thought: Hot water heater (Since the water on the ground wasn't red I knew it wasn't coming from the washer/dryer which I had dyed the rinse cycle)
Finally a hot shower after 12 days of boiling water!!
I'm surprised I didn't turn my kitchen or living room into a scene like this:
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Happy New Year everyone!