Monday, March 27, 2017

You've heard that more accidents happen in the bathroom...

... than any other room in the house?  No shit?  No, that would be a whole different problem.

So, there I was this morning, soaping myself up in the shower... feel free to paint your own sexy mental image.  RVers tend to use the "pause" feature in the shower, which stops the flow of water without touching the faucet handles.  When I un-paused it... BLOOM!

With soap in my eyes, I could see that the metal wrap on the water line between the faucet and the shower-head had slid down, and the rubber hose inside of that blew a hole!  Like a blow-out with a tire... well, except water was pouring out instead of air.

Now, you may be thinking, "Yeah, but you were in the shower - where the water is supposed to be."  That would be true.  However, there was no way to control the spray... think: firehose without anyone holding it.  I quickly shut off the water and did what my years of boat captain experience led me to... "Joan!  I need a hand in here!"

She opened the shower door and said (seeing that I was not injured), "What's up?"

"The shower hose blew apart."

"Wow, that's too bad, 'cause you are really soapy."  (Feel free to paint your own non-sexy mental image here.)  "I'll be right back."  She grabbed a pair of scissors and cut the rubber hose.  Yes, that takes care of where the hole is in the rubber hose, but there is no way to reconnect it to the shower-head.

"I can use what's left of the hose to rinse off."  After a few seconds, I said, "Any chance you can close the shower door - I am still full of soap."

The shower door in the motorhome is one of those "pulls out" things... much better than a shower curtain and easier to get in and out of the shower compared to a solid shower door.  "Oh, yeah - here you go."

The rubber hose that is down the middle of what looks like a metal wrap is about as big around as your typical No. 2 pencil.  By squeezing the end of a just a bit, I could get some spray.  It wasn't a lot of force, but I got the soap off.

So, I guess we'll be going to Camping World.  ;-)

No photos.  You're welcome.


MartyP said...

Way more than I need to know but I enjoyed it just the same...

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

TMI? ;-)