Friday, August 30, 2013
Today Tony headed off to work early again, and I was slow to get moving. Kitties get up when he does and play for a bit, but then they came back to bed. We slept until 7:45 this morning, finally getting moving about an hour later.
I got started working fairly quickly since I now had my PC charging cord. Around lunchtime I took a shower and noticed a really bad smell in the bedroom afterward. We had an issue with this intermittent smell before, but usually when the tanks are getting full, and we thought it was the fan in the bathroom drawing the grey tank odors in.
I decided to investigate, and started by looking into the access hole below the washer hookups in the closet. With a flashlight, I could look and follow the drain pipe where it connects with the vent pipe for the shower and sink, exiting the coach there at the corner of the closet out to the roof. So far, ok.
But looking down, where that vent pipe goes down and behind the dresser, I could see a pipe separation! I could not reach it from where I was in the closet, so I pulled the dresser drawer open and could just barely see the pipes. Sure enough, where the vent pipe makes a 45 to go behind the drawers, it is broken! Such is the source for the odor entering the coach!
I took some pictures and posted on the Heartland Owners Forum. Less than 30 minutes later, I had suggestions on how to remove the drawer, which helped get to to problem pipe easier. I was able to put some "Rescue Tape" around the break for now, until we can solve the issue with a permanent fix.
Red "Rescue Tape" sticks and bonds to itself for a 'connection' for now.
Brothers share, lounging on the desk
About 5pm I stopped work and went to the office to finally pay for our stay. Then I got ready to head to Terrell for the high school football game. Tony had said the band was doing really well this year, so I can't wait to see them!
At the game.
The "Fighting" Tiger Band, in band t-shirts, ball caps and khakis, since its so hot.
Rusk did not bring their band to the game, so Terrell got to monopolize the playing time. It was great! The kids did a really good job.
I opted to leave about 2 minutes left on the game clock when it looked like Terrell had it won. This is a big deal for Terrell, they finally broke an 18-game losing streak! The final score was 16 to 6.
At 11:15pm, Tony called and we decided he would just stay the night in Terrell, since he had to be up early for Orchestra practice, all the way in Mesquite. So, it was just me and kitties in the trailer. They still managed to hog the bed!
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