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Old 10-07-2014, 13:17:45   #1
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Without a paddle

Up shit creek! Contractor came yesterday...a general contractor that fixes stuff. He fixed the door, he fixed the leaky toilet then he saw that the cold water shut off was leaking. Many trips to the hardware store and hours trying to fix it...we have been without water now for 18 hours. He left at 9:30 last night with it still broken. Had to call a real plumber whose rate is $70 an hour including travel time. That guy won't be here until afternoon. I WANT A SHOWER!!! Flushing the toilet would be nice too.
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Old 10-07-2014, 13:25:37   #2
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Well, the toilet went crazy
Yersterday afternoon
The plumber he says
Never flush a tampoon!
This great information
Cost me half a week's pay
And the toilet blew up
Later on the next day
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Old 10-07-2014, 13:36:35   #3
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YAY Frank! He has an answer for all
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Old 10-07-2014, 13:47:36   #4
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"we have been without water now for 18 hours."

Let them use orange juice.
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Old 10-07-2014, 14:12:35   #5
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Old 10-07-2014, 14:15:30   #6
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Old 10-07-2014, 14:28:41   #7
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One is sleeping, one is at the radio station and one is in California. I managed to scrape up enough bottled water to make a pot of coffee. At least one bright part of today
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Old 10-07-2014, 14:42:31   #8
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Old 10-07-2014, 15:00:48   #9
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Old 10-07-2014, 15:32:36   #10
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One "advantage" of my western migration is that I have become a septic system guru. Way too much "hands on" practice.
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Old 10-07-2014, 15:40:29   #11
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For most of our life together zpapa and I have been on a well and septic. It's nice having city water and sewer now At least it is when the plumbing isn't broken.
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Old 10-07-2014, 21:55:28   #12
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WE HAVE WATER! Showers for all
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Old 10-07-2014, 23:27:28   #13
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Old 11-07-2014, 00:14:48   #14
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WE HAVE WATER! Showers for all
Be there shortly.

We had the plumber in last week to repipe the entire house. We'd been without hot water, working showers and one vanity faucet for 18 months.

I took my first shower in over 500 days on the weekend. It was glorious.
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Old 11-07-2014, 14:22:34   #15
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I took my first shower in over 500 days on the weekend.
I wondered what the smell was around here...
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Old 11-07-2014, 15:11:56   #16
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Old 11-07-2014, 19:26:18   #17
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For the record, we could still heat up water on the stove and fill buckets. But it was a pain in the ass.
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Well, why did you put the bucket there then?
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Old 11-07-2014, 20:15:01   #19
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Old 16-07-2014, 06:25:21   #21
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Be there shortly.

We had the plumber in last week to repipe the entire house. We'd been without hot water, working showers and one vanity faucet for 18 months.

I took my first shower in over 500 days on the weekend. It was glorious.
Why wait 18 months?

I briefly thought about DIYing several bathroom issues, but thought better of it...
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Old 16-07-2014, 16:50:25   #23
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Plumbers generally don't like to work for free. We had to wait until we could afford it. And we wanted repiping rather than someone digging up the foundation to get at the existing pipes, especially since we thought there might be two leaks.

So it was a costly venture.
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Old 18-07-2014, 04:11:20   #24
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Old 18-07-2014, 15:14:48   #25
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Thankfully we didn't need to repipe the house. This is good since we had to have two walls rebuilt from rot. Indeed it was joy!
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Old 18-07-2014, 21:57:01   #27
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The joys of home ownership.
If I could have gotten away with burning it to the ground, I might have seriously consisted it.

If not for those meddling kids.

Re: wall rot, one bathroom wall is a bit nasty, and might need some extra attention.
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