Wednesday 13 June 2012

Spa Quality Water & Yet More Paint

A week or so ago I went to a boat show and was very impressed with a drinking water filtration set up. In the source tank was water with Elsan Blue which is very powerful chemical toilet fluid. It's deep blue as frankly stinks pretty bad and has some right nasty chemicals in it to deal with the contents of a chemical toilet. The water delivered post filter was crystal clear and totally without taste. Even my friends dog took some and they wouldn't if it had chemicals in it. OK I know dogs will drink the stinkiest dirtiest water but never with anything chemical in it. Fitting was pretty simple. I needed to drill a hole in the granite work top for the tap and cut a T into the cold water supply. Whole job done in about and hour and a half.

As our tank is new we are still getting a very slight taste of the coating and as its a large tank and at the moment we are not turning it around that fast I felt it was a worthwhile addition.  I am quite happy to drink the water straight from the tank, i don't find it that bad but Deb likes a cuppa and its not good when making tea.  She wanted a present from the show so I killed 2 birds with one stone. ;-)
 20mm Diamond Core Drill

 The Tap

Before all this I looked out of the window and consulted the weather forecast and decided it was worth at least starting some roof painting. Keeping a watchful eye on the sky I pushed on and about 3 hours later had a coat of paint on. The surface is very textured and this amount of roof used 17L of polyurethane floor paint.

While we were away last week my laser rev counter arrived so today I was finally able to calibrate my tachometer. So another job crossed of the list. 

I'm not sure how this blog will post as I have done it on my iPad and it's certainly of WYSIWYG and the photos are also done with the iPad. It might be worth checking back as I may tidy it up on the Lappy with camera photos.

I have now tidied it up a bit as it wasn't that good.


  1. Hi there - what make is the water filter equipment that you purchased and fitted please?

  2. Hello Carol

    This is the one.