After what seems an endless amount of time, I finally complete the job of emptying my black and grey tanks with the macerator pump. My pants are ripped, and I am covered in dirt and disgusting liquids.
I plan ahead for this project. I do not shower thinking I might need to once I get the tanks empty. I am sure right about that! I search the internet for step-by-step instructions for using the pump but can find none. Instead I watch YouTube videos demonstrating how to use this pump to grind up and push liquids a long distance through a small hose. Apparently I miss a few salient points in my training as my process is a lot more painful than the videos lead me to believe it will be.
Out of the Water Bay and into the Fire
Steve and Sheila call Sunday night and offer to come over Monday to continue our work on the HydroHot. Our plan is to drain the system, refill and pump distilled water through it a couple of times, then refill with boiler fluid (aka antifreeze). Well that plan falls apart almost immediately. As soon as we get it drained, refilled and ready to pump full of distilled water, one of the pumps decides to die. It may have already been dead, but now neither pump wants to work.
I won’t bore you with the hourly details of our struggle to troubleshoot this problem. Suffice it to say that the whole episode ends with the system not working at all. I order the required parts. When they arrive, we HOPE they will fix the system. In the meantime, it is cold showers for me.
Guess what Storm used this for!
I need to sell the trailer in order to fund my new tow vehicle device. Haven’t figured out what to buy yet, but selling the trailer will help move me forward. To make that happen I am cleaning the RV bays, then moving useful items from the trailer to the bays.
As I clean, I discover strange items whose purpose is a mystery to me. I wonder what this Fishermen’s De-Liar is used for and I ask Steve. I assume Storm used it for fishing a long time ago. Check out the video below to see Steve’s take on Storm’s use for this tool.