All things come to those who wait. And boy have we waited - for four months, but last Friday we finally got a meter and temporary electric, and today we finally got water. If you may remember, the village wanted to charge me for a meter hookup, even though there was a meter in place for 30 years, saying they didn't know if anyone had paid for the original install. Well the mayor got involved and went to bat for us and we got connected today, with a new meter no less as the village is putting in radio transmitting meters. They are missing pressure reducing valves, so there is 160 PSI on the system, far more than healthy. They are on order. For me it's not a problem as I lose 25 PSI up to the garage where the line enters and currently ends and the line can take the remaining pressure. But the house next door has piping and fixtures that are 30 years old and that kind of pressure could cause them to burst. So after the workers replaced their meter, I had them shut off the line until the reducing valves arrive. I'll give the owner a call tomorrow and let them know what's going on.
In the meantime, the framers are starting the decks, having gotten several of the beams set and have been setting joists. It's really starting to add to the look of the house!
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