This is our journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matthew 7:14), even the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16), submitting to the Bible as a light unto both (Psalms 119:105). It is our prayer that these documented moments in our earthly time benefit whom God might choose to edify, but ultimately that God glorifies Himself through them.

A House – Update XLVII – Kitchen Pot Hooks, Utensil Drawer, More Pantry Shelves & Indoor Elevated Water Tank

With some of the kitchen accoutrements being added, the Lord has graciously granted we continue to add some more things in getting it more functional…

Sue liked a utensil drawer and pot hooks idea, so we bought a set of drawers that fit under the counter, and I added some hooks:

Kitchen Pot Hooks & Utensil Drawer

And here are some more pantry shelves added, on the opposite side of the others this time, and with the potential for more levels:

New Kitchen Pantry Shelves

Lastly, all along the plan for the area on the north wall between the counter and the stove was to install an indoor elevated tank for water flow into the kitchen sink. After some research, I settled on a 6 gallon one with a 3/4 inch outlet, that also happens to have a self-venting cap (which I didn’t realize until we got it — bonus!).

And so, I put up a platform, put the tank on it, and ran the tubing and garden hose. On the end at first, I put a hand-squeeze garden sprayer, partially because you could set it to flow automatically, but the outlet was too small, and the flow was minimal. I then replaced that with a valve that is the diameter of the hose, and now it flows nicely, even spraying across the sink when the valve is about 3/4 open.

Here are a couple of pictures:

Indoor Elevated Water Tank

Indoor Elevated Water Tank Hose Valve

And here is a video of it in action:

We are always grateful to God for granting continued progress on the house, and for the ideas He gives us. We always pray this house will be a place of worship to Him!

— David


  1. BalancedHarvesting

    Dear friends, I was wanting to share there can be bacteria problems in garden hoses if they are laying outside in the sun and heat. There are also issues with excessive lead and chemical plastic softeners in some hoses. There are specific hoses with a Potable Water classification.
    A gravity tank is great for Off-Grid use. Sometimes a larger tank is installed in the attic so that showers can be taken on a lower level. 12 volt RV water pressure pumps are also available if someone has some solar panels and battery storage.

  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi BalancedHarvesting,

    Thank you for taking the time to offer this information!

    — David

  3. David and Susan Sifford

    Hello M. Sue!

    Thank you for saying Hi! Due to the more personal nature of your comment we decided not to publish it. No offense intended; we are just erring on the side of your privacy. If you would like to talk some more, please post another comment to this blog post with your email address but we WILL NOT publish it. Then we can contact you back via email.

    We look forward to hearing from you!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

one + thirteen =