We finally had our solar hot water system replaced today.
The solar hot water system that came with the house had gone kaput.
Actually, it’s been playing up since we moved into this house so we had the valve replaced early last year which cost us $500 for a small metal valve.
And then it worked perfectly ok for about a year before it started playing up again.
The hot water that came out of the old system was lukewarm most of the time and also couldn’t get up to pressure and it’s also been leaking at the pump.
During Summer, ok lah with lukewarm water. Nak masuk Winter ni, tak sanggup I nak mandi dengan air suam2 kuku itu, hahaha.
I kan dah cakap yang the previous owner of this house paid for the builder to install the most basic and cheap stuff to kit the house.
Tu yg the oven broke down, the stove not working properly and the hot water system pun broke down after only a few years.
And I found out, the solar hot water company has gone bankrupt as well (sama lah macam the company yang buat our old oven and stove top yang dah jadi tukun tu!).
So, I had to basically stay at home the whole day waiting for the technicians and the tradies to arrive to install and get the whole system started.
I told them that I have to do school runs in the morning and afternoon so I book for them to come at 9 o’clock.
Do you want to know what greeted us at 8 o’clock in the morning when we opened up the garage door?
This truck with a crane waiting right infront of the garage door!
Apadeh! How deh we want to come out.
Tradies ni slalu nya either sangat awal or sangat lambat getting to their appointments. Tak pernahnya on time.
So, kelam kabut lah I hantar the girls to school and straight away rushed back to be at home.
(Nasib baik kat sini takde jam kan, itu pun it took me 30 minutes pergi and balik).
When I got home, they were already ripping it apart.
1 very heavy solar panel+pump. Nasib baik ada that mini crane kan.
I was so scared that they were going to drop the panel onto my car, hahahaha.
The new replacement unit which is working wonderfully so far. Doing the dishes just now didn’t feel like a chore, hehehe.
Can’t wait to try the shower esok pagi .
And then, after these guys have finished installing the system, I had to wait for the plumber and the electrician pulak to do their parts in the installation process.
The plumber came at 11.30 and finished at 1.00. He had to redo the plumbing system connecting the pump to the house because of new government regulations.
The electrician was supposed to come at 2 but they didn’t come until nearly 4 o’clock. The electrician pulak was needed because our solar hot water system has electric boost, so they have to get the electrical booster connections working.
(Tu sebab agaknya kena bayar mahal sebab so many people are needed to get the system working, heeeeee…..)
Luckily everything was done and finished by 4.30 so I could masak2 and basuh2 with nicely flowing hot water…
I masak nasi lemak sebab dari semalam Melayu celup kat rumah ni dah mintak nasi lemak for dinner.
Penuh satu pinggan dengan segala macam acessories, heeeee…
I buat sambal ikan bilis, telur rebus, ayam bakar, keropok goreng, ulam timun and….
kerabu sempoi pegaga and kacang panjang!
Sambal kelapa tu I dah simpan lama giler frozen in the freezer. Tadi baru teringat nak gaul kan dgn kacang panjang and the pegaga. I just steamed it in the microwave and gaul dgn the ulam.
I thought The Other Half tak suka lah makan, rupa2nya kesedapan dia makan, hehehe.
Siap awal2 dah pack masuk container untuk his lunch tomorrow….
Nasib baik ada lagi supply sambal kelapa tu or else menangis lah I kat depan batu belah batu bertangkup, hahahahahaha…