Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Alternate uses for your Hi-lift Jack

The Hi Lift Jack is an important 4WD Accessory, but that shouldnt discourage you from using it in other inventive and imaginative ways.

Quite by chance I noticed a brick falling out of the bottom of our house, and pointed it out to The Most DH. After investigating we found that the South side of the house was suffering from being wet all the time. In a drought. Go figure.

So, we need to dig a drain to deal with it. The bigger, and more immediate problem was that the concrete footing the hot water heater sits on, had been undermined. The hot water heater was attempting to pull itself free from the house. Oh, no you dont, you tricksy bugger!

The Hi Lift Jack was employed to re-level and hold the hot water tank while we excavated, and poured a new footing. A great day was had by all.


Young Werther said...

..and I thought you were having rabbit problems :)

BetteJo said...

The hot water heater is outside of the house? Is that the norm?

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Barkfoot said...

You be careful what you're doing with that jack, you wouldn't want to accidently tip the house over...

xxx said...

I always knew you were a smart cookie ;)

I hope all is dry again soon.

best wishes