We got the water connected to our new houseOn July 23, 2018 by Vlad2 min read
This past Friday we passed another deadline that was looming over our heads. We finally managed to get the water connected to our old house, getting us one step closer to finishing our house renovations.
It’s hard to put into words and explain just how happy we are to have running water, hot showers and to be able to flush the toilet. But to put it into perspective, we spend most of our Friday afternoon just flushing the water and watching it go down the drain.
It’s so good to have running water again
The city plumbers were at our house around noon and they installed the water-meter and the main water valve. So in the end after a lot of hours spent at the water company, filling out paperwork and waiting for approvals, we got our own meter and running water.
As soon as I got back home from work, I installed the water valve for the kitchen, thus taking care of the only place where the pipes were still open. Truth be told I have no idea why I haven’t done that sooner, but it was finally done.
Once that was done we turned on the water main and checked for leaks around all our pipe connections to make sure everything was watertight. The water heater was already installed, I just had to install a power cable and plug it in and… Voila! We had hot running water!
Hot water, hot showers!
For hot water, we have an electric heater with an 80l tank which turned out to be more than enough for two consecutive long, hot showers.
We also thought it would be a good idea to invest a little bit more money to get a model that is more energy efficient so that we ultimately end up saving more in the long run.
I hooked up our water heater on Amazon, but it seems you can’t get it in the US, but for those of you who are wondering, it’s an Ariston Pro Eco Evo 80 EU.
We’ll install a separate water heater for our kitchen, but that’s a project for next month when we start renovations for our soon-to-be kitchen.
As soon as we start working on the pipework for the kitchen we will also have an outside hose bib installed, which will allow us to water our garden as well.
Hello and welcome!
We (Vlad & Greti) are building a home on a homestead in a rural area of Romania in Western Europe and sharing our story as two passionate gardeners who ditched the city for a simpler, better life.