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PostSubject: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:03 am

You know what the worst thing is about having a handy man husband who can do it all: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, what-the-hell-ever? It's that you never, ever, once have anything to do with any of it....and when it all falls to shit and they are out of town or on their way out of town for the week....it is panic time.

Then why, you ask, are you sitting in front of the computer licking double chocolate muffin batter spoon and bowl while water stands all around the a/c unit in the basement? I'll tell you why.

After a frantic phone call to Rob, who is in his car on the way to the airport as per usual on Monday morning, "there's water all in the basement - WHAT DO I DO??!!!!!" as I stood barefooted in half in inch of water with electrical stuff running all around me, which just didn't feel right I tell you, I first attempted to follow his advice on what he would do. Turn off the unit (the switch is on the side), check the pump (how?!), get the shop vac (buried in the garage, oh and btw take the filter off), try this try that....blah blah blah.

After I came to my senses - once, you know, the pipe came apart in 3 places and I realized that even if I ever got it all put back together no way was I turning the unit back on -I made a call to RS Andrews who we pay every year for some twice yearly service plan; vac'ed and mopped up what I could and decided there's no comfort food like chocolate. They'll be here between 11 and 2.

Double chocolate muffins are just what the doctor ordered.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:14 pm

K, $144 later it is just a clogged pipe. Clogged from the rusty gunk a 10 year A/C unit running for 15 years produces.

Bad news, the water seeped thru to the surrounding areas - a crawl space, a closet, under some built ins. The carpet is wet but not soaked; nothing for it but keep the a/c pumping moisture out of the air.

What a Monday.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:45 pm

Poor Rose.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:06 pm

Well, I did have chocolate.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:08 pm

You could shut it off and bring in a dehumidifier if you have one.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:12 pm

I dialed the dehumidifier up to maximum.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:23 pm

Yeah, well that's all you can.... wait a minute, how can a 10 year old unit be running for 15 years???
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:26 pm

Er, a unit with a 10 year life expectancy that has been on borrowed time for 5 years. We are milking it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:42 pm

That reminds me, our water heater is the original one we installed when our house was built in 1985 and I don't think they are supposed to last 24 years. I wonder if I should replace it even though it still works fine or risk having my basement (and office next to it) flooded if/when it fails?
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:05 pm

Dude, hot water heaters only last 10 years (supposedly). You must maintain yours for it to have lasted so long; I know draining the sediment is required. Not that I know how to do it. Isn't there some kind of rebate or tax write off for those tankless water heaters?
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:47 pm

Yeah, that's what worries me so much. I never did ANY maintenance on it. (I did take off a filter and drain sediment from the clothes washer once). When we put an addition on in 2002 and added a separate water heater solely to support the new master bath, I considered getting the tankless thing but decided against it for some reason I can no longer remember.

(By the way, isn't hot water heater redundant? I mean if the water is already hot, why would it need to be heated?)
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:06 pm

Rose wrote:
Well, I did have chocolate.

Since I don't care for chocolate I forget how soothing it is to those who do.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:48 pm

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Rose wrote:
Well, I did have chocolate.

Since I don't care for chocolate I forget how soothing it is to those who do.

You don't know how lucky you are to not care for chocolate. It is my biggest dietary downfall. Well, that and anything deep fried. blue grin



Sounds like you had a crappy Monday, Rose. I hope it's all under control now. If you have a fan or two it will help dry out that carpet.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:42 pm

It's been a day now, so is your carpet still wet while hubby's away?

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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:44 am

Since I had no magical cat in the hat to make all the mess go away.....yes, it and the concrete are still pretty damp.
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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:47 am

Hugh Manrace wrote:
It's been a day now, so is your carpet still wet while hubby's away?

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PostSubject: Re: Mon 081709   Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:05 pm

Hugh Manrace wrote:
It's been a day now, so is your carpet still wet while hubby's away?

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