When we renovated our kitchen last year I had a vision for the old cast iron sink with the washboard. When the contractors asked where I wanted them to put it (meaning the trash or the curb) – I said “Put in the garage. I have a plan for it.”
I wasn’t sure how or when, or if, I would ever see it come to life again. But recently, with a little handy work from my dad and my sweet husband’s willing to help configure hoses and pieces and parts – they worked magic.
We now have a running water sink in our backyard that uses water from the spigot. I can’t tell you exactly how it happened. The splicing and splitting of water hoses and diverters is beyond me. And it will be different for everyone who tries this depending on your sink and your backyard spigot. But it was not expensive. It just took a little trial and error. And only two trips to Home Depot.
Our system is not perfect yet, and we do have some water causing pressure and spewing in places of hoses that is not ideal. But it can all be turned off when kids are not playing it. Which is the important part, to save water.
And either way they love it. It makes me smile as well. It is a great extension of our Mud Pie Cafe.