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Yup, our basement’s wet. Again. And yes, it’s the hot water heater to blame. Yes, the brand new hot water heater they installed last week. That one. Looks like they forgot to properly tighten the drain valve at the bottom. Now I was down there the other day checking on it, and all was dry but this evening I went to the basement and suffered from squishy foot syndrome again. Yuck

At least because we’d cleaned up last week, the water ran directly to the drain, but there was still enough standing water that it filled two buckets. We’ll have to keep an eye on it and hope that it’s now sufficiently tight. Either that or I won’t need a phone to get them to come over to repair it. I’ll be yelling loud enough for people in England to hear.
On another front, this afternoon Gizmo Guy and I went to a brand new Lowe’s that just opened up this weekend and bought a new toilet for the downstairs bathroom. GG claims he can change it himself. Here’s hoping that side of the basement isn’t damp tomorrow after he’s done.

Drip, Drip, Arrrgh!
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5 thoughts on “Drip, Drip, Arrrgh!

  • January 17, 2009 at 7:56 pm
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    Oh man, that sucks. Srsly.

    At least the toilet is pretty easy to replace on your own.

  • January 18, 2009 at 11:00 am
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    Yikes, you have my sympathy. Mopping up is NO fun at all. I’ll cross my fingers that the problem is fixed.

  • January 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm
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    Oh man, that’s terrible. Don’t you HATE it when they don’t do their job properly?!

    Good luck on the toilet installation. Keep up informed on that one. There’s potential there…

  • January 18, 2009 at 2:40 pm
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    I’m adding my ‘That Sucks!’

  • January 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm
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    Yup, it did suck. Toilet’s not in though, we spent the time trying (in vain) to clear the driveway of the foot or more of snow we got overnight and by the time we were done, we were both too exhausted.

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