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Thursday, February 08, 2007

The "Phuck It" Chronicles of 2007!

Well it happened.

I guess it was unavoidable really.

Sub zero temperatures for over a week.

The basement temperature has dropped below freezing and my water pipes have popped in several locations including the shut off valve.

Phuck it, phuck it, phuck it, phuck it, phuck it!


At 2/08/2007 9:21 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Man! That does really suck. I know you probably don't want advice, but this seems to happen a lot. Why don't you leave the faucets dripping and/or run some space heaters on really cold days. Even if you ran the heaters on low, just near exposed pipes, and with the water dripping, it seems it would be cheaper in the long run than having to fix all these pipes. Even if it cost a few $100 over the course of the winter it would be worth not having to deal with this,

At 2/08/2007 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, everywhere you turn, this is happening. Lots of housebloggers, lots of folks on oldhouseweb forums. Definitely cause for serious frustration.

At 2/09/2007 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh, that's terrible - sorry to hear it. Seems like you've hit a string of bad luck lately. Maybe that means spring is nothing but sunshine and roses? Not likely, I know.

At 2/09/2007 9:51 AM, Blogger John said...

While I imagine having running water at the Crack House is useful, you might consider shutting the water off at the cut-off valve & draining the lines for the worst part of the winter since it's too cold to work there anyhow. Sure, it's annoying, but cheaper than Greg's suggestion and it would work just as well.

At 2/09/2007 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just imagine everything swelling and expanding so large that the entire house just pops with a great blast and you tromp to the house one frosty morning and find nothing but rubble.

How cheerful!

Good luck on the pipes! There has got to be a better way!


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