Sunday, June 8

plumbing disaster 2008

We had our yearly plumbing disaster tonight. I discovered it after we got back from working at the building. I was hoping to catch a few minutes in the yard this evening and went into our utility room to grab the electric hand trimmers only to find the floor covered in water. My first thought was that the A/C was leaking, but we soon discovered that the hot water expansion tank had sprung a leak. So, we currently have no hot water (luckily Brian was able to shut of the water to the hot water tank). Guess who's working at home tomorrow? That would be me.

I just got a bath the old fashioned way--I filled the tub with cold water and then heated some water on the stove. I'm just grateful that I didn't have to chop some wood in order to do so. While it cut the chill a little bit, the water was still quite cold. I could have boiled some more water, but it was already 10pm and I just wanted to get it over with.

None of the hardware stores are open this late on Sunday, so we're going to have to wait till tomorrow for the fix. Luckily, the fix should not involve soldering anything so it really shouldn't be that difficult--it's just a matter of swapping out the expansion tanks. But, is it ever really that easy? Tune in tomorrow for more...

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