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Old 01-17-2009, 03:54 PM   #11
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I thought for sure we'd have the same problem at -30 last week but luckliy no! Most of our pipes are on outside walls also....
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:01 PM   #12
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I had left water dripping but now my kitchen sink will not flow. I have a call into a plumber. I hope that it doesn't become serious.
I hope it's a relatively simple issue for the plumber to fix, Susan. I can't imagine you not being able to use your kitchen! Hopefully, it won't be long.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:23 PM   #13
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^ Yes burst main pipe, main water turned off by contractor tonight, and will have son look on Monday and fix it on Tuesday. Needs a new pressure regulator, too.
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When I lived in NY state, I think it was the winter of '95-'96, we had a terrible winter. I lived in the valley on the east side of the Shawangunk Mountain. We had weather in the teens and wind chills in the minuses. I bought an electric radiator for the kitchen under the sink and a ceramic heater for the bathroom vanity. They worked great. Both had thermostats, so I didn't have to worry about them getting too hot running all night. Plus I left the faucets to drip through the night.
Then we had so much snow-about 9' drifts on the west side of the house, 5" on the west side, it made for excellent insulation.
But it was dark and clostrophobic during the day.
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^ Yes burst main pipe, main water turned off by contractor tonight, and will have son look on Monday and fix it on Tuesday. Needs a new pressure regulator, too.
So sorry to here of your troubles. Keep warm.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:19 PM   #16
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^ Yes burst main pipe, main water turned off by contractor tonight, and will have son look on Monday and fix it on Tuesday. Needs a new pressure regulator, too.
Uh oh, that sounds really expensive, besides being really inconvenient. (Does having the main water turned off mean no flushing toilets or showers, either?)
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #17
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Uh oh, that sounds really expensive, besides being really inconvenient. (Does having the main water turned off mean no flushing toilets or showers, either?)
Probably no water to the house at all. That's what happens here when the "main" is turned off.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:24 PM   #18
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Oh man, oh man, that's what I thought. I hate that!!! We've all been there at one time or another and one day seems like an eternity! (But you sure find out who your friends are when you show up with a towel and soap, begging a shower!)
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I have already had two offers to stay with friends or at least take a shower. lol I will be fine.
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I have already had two offers to stay with friends or at least take a shower. lol I will be fine.
I'm so glad Susan. And really, this is awful and I hate that it's happened to you. Hang in there, girlfriend!
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