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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Wednesday 6-3 Moen Smart Faucet

Awesome Day

Larry had a busy day doing projects around the house.

This month The Home Depot Seeds Program offered Larry a special selection. They needed people who use Alexa or Google Home (we have both) to review a new smart faucet from Moen, it arrived yesterday.  Last night before I went to bed I took everything out from under the kitchen sink so it would be ready. First he had to take out our old faucet. It took him a short while because when we built the house the faucet was installed by the plumbers and they did not leave us the special tool that came with it. Once the old faucet was out it was time for the Moen Smart Faucet. Larry followed the instructions. I held the faucet as he bolted it in from below the sink. He used the tool that came with the faucet. Next he installed the box that communicates with the faucet. Power is provided by a box that came with 6 D cell batteries, Larry didn't like the idea of batteries and since we have a plug under the sink he used a AC adapter he had laying around. Then he connected the hoses and calibrated the water temperatures using the app on the phone. Now it was ready to play with. To issue it a command you say: Alexa ask Moen faucet to do whatever the command is. You can ask Alexa to turn the faucet on or off, turn on the hot or cold water, to dispense a specific amount of water (2/3 cup, etc.) or a specific temperature and many more commands. I probably won't use these commands but this is also a sensor faucet and you can simply wave you hand over the faucet to turn it on and off, this works really well and I will use it most of the time. The faucet also has a pull down that will either spray or stream water and there are two speeds for either one. I like it so far.


The Moen Smart Faucet parts

Our old faucet



Moen Smart Faucet

The faucet on the stream position

The faucet on the spray position

      
After lunch we went to the storage center to pick up the Minnie. Then Larry finished reassembling the generator, he installed the new exhaust gaskets, fuel filter and air filter. Tomorrow we plan to reinstall it back in the Minnie.

While Larry was working on the generator I did my daily challenges and The Event: Easy Street Mini of 10 games. It took me 23 minutes and 15 seconds, which put me in 23rd place in my group.

In the evening we watched YouTube videos and a documentary on Amazon called Shackleton's Captain. The documentary was about a two year journey to Antarctica and the hardships the crew went through. Then we watched an episode of Carnival Row. I started watching the second season of The Brief. I did 24,000 steps.  

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