Hot Water Heater Mishaps
As I stated the hot water heater
sprung a leak, from the bottom.
My younger brother came to help
with the issue. Problem, the
value at the bottom where you screw in
the hose to drain the tank, was
all clogged up.
It sets so close to the bottom
that it is hard to slip a
bucket under to catch water if we
were to get the clog undone.
There was no moving it
till water was drained off the tank.
We opened the top value, and leaned
it over to drain into buckets.
I have a great big
plastic tub, like this one.
We filled it by leaning the
hot water heater over.
Finally got enough off to be
able to slid onto the two wheeler
and move out of the garage.
Once we had it there,
we lowered it to the ground
and let it finish with the drain.
Mark went to Lowes and got
another one, installed it and
had me up and running.
The damage had been done though.
With the unit on the
other side of the BR, water came
under the wall and flooded the BR,
and the carpet in the den.
Yes, the same two rooms that the
sewer messed up.
The water was so deep that
as I walked on the carpet, water
came up around my feet.
Rented a shampoo machine, to
suck up the water.
Three days, and hours, and hours
of time, I got up 7 gallons of
water. It was so bad that when I moved
the machine to a spot, I let it set there till
nothing else was coming up. I would move
it back a little and repeat. This took all
day. But then the next day I
would go over it again and what
should have been dry was soaked
again. So much water under the
carpet that once dry, it soaked up
Three days, of SUCKING.
I then went and rented a large
dehumidifier. Day one, I was able
to sit in the floor and not get wet
but there are still a few spots. I
figure that tomorrow, all should be
done and okay!
The moister also warped the paneling,
the dehumidifier is helping with
Storms possible today...
Along with possible tornados.
Amber is here to help with the
last bit of things to do before
movers on Monday. I told Amber,
"great, a tree will blow over
and hit the house!"
My son called last night and
when I said hello, I hear,
"four more days"!!!
"four more days"!!!
At which point I filled him in
on the hot water heater crap!