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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Disaster Thwarted!

The temperature dropped below freezing on Friday. I stopped by the house to check the condition of the third floor plumbing and found it had frozen. I made the decision to shut off the water. Good job I did! Everything was unfrozen today. When I turned on the faucet I heard the "Glug, glug, splash" of water leaking out of the line. Upon further investigation I found the copper pipe had popped at one of the joints. Now the line is drained so once again I have no water. Time to cut and cap the lines to the third floor. Now I have a toilet and sink on the second floor I don't need water on the third floor but I do need a utility sink in the basement. Where's that extra 10% off coupon from Home Depot? Damn it! It expired today....

Plumbing, STILL the bane of my existence!

2 Comments:

At 11/28/2005 10:00 AM, Blogger HomeImprovementNinja said...

I'm having plumbing "issues" too. I guess it's not something you should learn by trial and error. I started a blog last week and I'll probably re-cap some of my many flooding experiences. This weekend I had what I hope will be the last flood. It seems all my soldered pipes are holding with no leaks (knock wood). My blog is homeimprovementninja.blogspot.com.

 
At 12/02/2005 11:41 AM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

you and that plumbing stuff Gary- oh boy.

 

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