Posted October 02, 2018 08:21:30 An Ontario couple says they’re “thrilled” they’ve managed to get away with building a large plastic barrel funnel to fill their home with water after it burst.
They say they’ve now secured another pipe for the next one.
It was originally intended to be used for cleaning the home, but when the pipe broke, they were unable to find another.
They’re now planning to replace it with a pipe with a hole.
The couple’s house has a basement, and it has a leak in the attic.
It took them about two weeks to complete the plumbing overhaul.
“We’ve had a lot of water in our house, so we’re hoping that we’ll get a few bottles out of it, but we’re going to have to wait until the next spring to try to get the water out,” said Marissa Taylor, who lives in the neighbourhood.
The pipe was made of a single piece of plastic that had been left over from the recycling process.
Marissa said the pipe was about four feet long, and was made from a plastic tube with a plastic base.
“It’s not really designed to be an efficient water source, so it’s a little bit of a pain in the ass to get water out of the house,” she said.
“I was worried that it would leak out and cause us some problems, but it seems to have been a big help.”
They say the pipe has been a blessing for the neighbourhood, and the couple have been able to find work in the nearby area.
“This is going into the back yard to get some fresh water and a bucket of water, and that’s a big boost,” she added.
“Our house has no plumbing, and we don’t even have a leak.”
They hope to replace the pipe with one that has a hole drilled in it.
“If we can find a new one that’s smaller, we could actually use that one,” she joked.
The pipes are still in the process of being inspected by the City of Montréal.
“Once we’ve been able, we’ll see how it performs and get a recommendation to put it back in the recycling queue,” said Marcia Martin, a spokesperson for the City.
The city says there are many similar pipes across the city that are in use.
“There are other pipes that are also used in other areas that are being recycled.
That’s how we keep up with recycling in general, so they’ll hopefully come back in and be put back in recycling,” she explained.
They have been given the green light to resume the pipe repair process once they have a recommendation.