We knew it would be useful one day
By Judy Evans
May 3, 2021 4:27pm CST
Our hardware store gives us points every time we buy something. Some time back we used the points to buy a little gadget which we never thought we’d use but was too cute to pass up. I wrote about it when we purchased it as I was so impressed with its possibilities. You can catch up here: https://www.mylot.com/post/3415026/our-latest-acquisition. The gadget has several components. You can unscrew the mirror part which leaves you with a tiny light on the end of an extendable stick. We have sold our house and, as part of the conditions of sale, we had to ensure the spa was in working order. The pump died some time ago. Repairing the spa has been a real saga. Firstly, they don’t make the same pump any more. When we found one that would fit, it had to come from overseas. The pump and hoses are very difficult to fit as it’s nearly impossible to get to the spa taps from outside. However, luck was our side. Another thing we have in the workshop that we’ve never used was a long, slightly flexible ‘wand’ with a hook on the end. A telecommunications guy left it in the ceiling when the house was being built. I had to poke the light down the hole from inside. Once Vince (outside) established where the hole ended up (he could see the light), I poked down the tubing and Vince managed to hook it with the wand. TA DA! We pick up the pump on Monday from Perth and hopefully fitting that will be a breeze after what’s already happened. We reckon we’ve saved at least $1000 by doing the repair ourselves.
14 people like this
• Bunbury, Australia
The wand with the hook has been sitting in the shed for about 18 years and we've never needed it but, for this job, nothing else would have done the trick. The estate agent had a couple waiting for a place like ours so we were lucky.
There was a little spring that the inspector found broken in our pump when we sold our last home, we opted to replace the entire pump as just replacing the little spring seemed next to impossible. I hope that your little tool will come in handy again.
• United States
loving the saga sorry about the agony of Da Spa. I would have to agree on the value of SPA's but they are a pain. Ours, sits outside and had a leak last year during the shutdown, we had to wait 11 weeks for it to be safe for a repairperson to come out and replace all the tubing.