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morning grrrrrr

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by majorcatfish, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Aug 29, 2018
    majorcatfish

    majorcatfish Garden Master

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    2;15am deep asleep dw comes in, "honey" thinking to myself oh carp overslept.... how do we turn off the water...fully awake now..
    the kitchen is a indoor swimming pool.......grrrrr ran outside turned off the well, shut the valve, back inside turned off the water heater....
    spent 2 hours sucking up water from the dining room to the computer room..
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    the cold water connection broke off
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    so now we have fans going everywhere. the insurance company opens at 8 so we are waiting till then.

    been wanting to change out the water heater guess this will be a good time to do it....
     
  2. Aug 29, 2018
    sumi

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    Oh no, what a mess! Hope it didn't cause too much damage or troubles.
     
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    canesisters

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    Oh NOOOOooooooooo
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    Hopefully you got it in time to prevent major damage, good thing your wife caught it. A flooded house is no fun. Hopefully it did not get high enough to damage sheet rock and other stuff like that. There are companies that deal with that, they have big fans. We had a pipe in a bathroom that did something like that. Ours could have been a lot worse.

    Had a water heater do that once but it was in the garage with a lower concrete floor. Water flowed out under the garage door. The fix was leave the garage door open to let it dry out and replace the water heater. Sure hope yours is close to that simple.
     
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    Nyboy

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    One winter had pipes freeze and burst at country house. Heat vents are on floor so all filled with water. Home owners insurance covered everything
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Oh that's awful! So sorry about that mess. :hugs

    This would probably be a good time to show your wife how to turn the water and any other utilities that could be calamitous off. Fortunately it broke when you were both home and it got caught early.

    Hope you don't have too much trouble with all the repairs.
     
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    flowerbug

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    ick! Dad's basement at his place on the lake used to flood once in a while.
    always a mess.

    if anything have her turn off the breaker panel so that should turn off the well pump and keep the hot water heater from frying if it goes dry. also to prevent electrocution...
     
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    ninnymary

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    That's major clean up! Hope it is covered by insurance. How many inches of water was there?

    Mary
     
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    Rhodie Ranch

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    What a nightmare!
     
  10. Aug 29, 2018
    majorcatfish

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    plumber just left we have water.....yea
    had about 1.5" in the kitchen..took a while to get it up with our little shop vac...

    now we are waiting on the adjuster either thurs or friday the people from serve-pro is talking with insurance about getting out here today to start ripping up....
     
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