Saturday, January 2, 2010

Contaminated water???

Well shoot, it seems that old Billy Bob got a problem with the water supply. It tastes terrible, what make my coffee taste terrible, what gives me the squirts, what makes me think my water tank is contaminated. Here what I was gonna do today....put a cup of bleach in the tank and let it eat up all them little nasty tast'n critters swim'n round in there, but all the water is gone.....pooof....just like that. Run out.
So, here's the plan....go to town and bring back 14 gallon...put 1/4 cup bleach....let set for a couple hour.....drain....go back to town and bring back more water. What ya think???? Take 4 trips to town to do all that 'cause I only got 2 7 gallon water jugs.

Woke up early this morn'n, not 'cause I wanted to, but I had to "drain da radiator". And then Lug Nut was want'n out. So, what the hell, may as well stay up. Gonna be a beautiful day with a gob of sunshine. Supposed to get into the mid to upper 70's again (75 degs yesterday). That porch sit'n weather....sip'n a cup and think'n.

Yesterday was "polar plunge" day at the slabs. Naturally old Billy Bob didn't go. They was gonna throw me in whether I wanted to plunge or not. The polar plunge is into the canal what runs right over there bout 1/4 mile from "da house". I hear there was a "naked chick" went in.

Decided to wait another year to build my "snuggie" since winter is finally over. Ain't no need to be wear'n a blanket when it's 75 degs outside (52 degs right now). But, to replace that project, I got another. Old Tennessee Ken needs a cocktail table and old Billy Bob fount a big ol' chunk of 2x12 in the wood pile. Gonna put some tree limb legs on it, throw it in the campfire for a few minutes and walla....cocktail table.

Ok....I gots to get in gear and head to town for some water. Be back laters, so check back.


  1. Well, hell BB,, contaminated water? That sort of makes sense with you getting the runs and what not.
    Hope the flushing and the bleach helps for sure.

  2. BB,you be careful with that bleach now, hope you don't think like the kids down in Florida.
    Florida teens who believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy have prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state. Another myth is that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant, and drinking bleach before a drug test will give you a clean test.

  3. Ain't they some tablets you can buy to purify water. Of course I guess that wouldn't help the taste though. I don't know about that bleach. I think I'd be wanting to flush that tank out a couple of times.

  4. I used to work in the Lab for a giant water producer. we sterilized our tanks with 4 jugs of bleachand scrubed them down. Tanks were 1000 gallons.

    If you can access your tank, just take a NEW NEW NEW toilet brush. put 1/4 cup of bleach in tank swish it around with brush and fill with water 1/2 way. then drain. As long as you dont do this more often than once a year there is no harmfull side effects.

    But it doesnt destroy/capture crypto speridium cysts and other biohazards that need micron filters and UV/ozonation to kill bacterium or parasites.

    You should take over the counter medication for parasites if you have a water bourne illness.

    These are my opinions/ always seek a doctors advice before taking medication.