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Sunday, June 16, 2013

John Plays Plumber with Work Headlight

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I thought I would play plumber this weekend. As a computer programmer, it is something I try to avoid whenever possible. However, my wife noticed a new water stain on the ceiling in the basement. Thanks to the Energizer bunny and a work headlight, problem solved.
Water Leak on Basement Ceiling
A call to the plumber provided the reason why it was me who had to play plumber, as the plumber couldn't come out to some unknown time next week. Hence the call to action. Normally, I try to tackle only the minor plumbing stuff myself like changing the ball flap in the inside of a toilet, but under the kitchen sink was new territory for me. Until fixed, a plastic container was catching the dripping water, for now.
Under sink w/ drip pan
I tried to attack the problem with our regular flashlight, but I just couldn't see, as I either kept knocking the thing over, or it just did not shine in the right place. It also wasn't even that bright and I needed two hands to do anything to try to fix the problem. I had no third hand to direct the light in place.
Under sink with flashlight
I'm a big fan of The Amazing Race and I always see the racers wearing those work headlights, you know, those flashlights you wear on your head. I thought I would get one of those to see if it made this job a little easier. That way, the light would always show where I'm looking and it would be hands free, leaving two hands to get the job done.

A quick trip to Walmart provided plenty to choose from. See my Google + story to learn more about my trip to pickup an Energizer headlight and batteries.
In Store Headlamp Display
The in-store display provided many options and  price points to choose from. I ending up deciding on getting the Brilliant Beam model of the Trailfinder line. I liked the brightness of the unit and the fact that it has five different lights there with multiple modes: Spot, Night Vision, and Flood.
Energizer Headlight Packaging
When I returned home from the store, I was expecting to have to break out the scissors to open the work flashlight packaging. The back was surprisingly perforated, which made the job extremely easy. I wish all that plastic packaging was so easy to open.
Energizer Package Components
After being able to literally rip open the packaging, I unpacked the different components: strap, light, and batteries. After installing batteries and connecting strap to light, it was back under the sick to try to fix the leak. Could I find/fix leak?
Under Sink with Energizer Headlamp
Since I could actually see and had two free hands, I was able to figure out where the leak was and what needed to be tightened. Problem solved. I hope.

My six year old has since taken over the night headlight and uses it for play, like making shadow shapes and reading in the dark. When not in use, he keeps it on a friend for safe keeping.
Energizer Dog
I think his dog might be after the job of the Energizer bunny. He's definitely cuter.
I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own.

2 comments:

  1. I thought this was hilariously funny as I too am a computer nerd. I teach Information Technology! Yeah, keep that plastic pan under there, might work loose again!

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  2. It is so good to see how helpful the headlights can be in small spaces!

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