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Old 10-02-2011, 04:10 PM   #1251
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #1252
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So glad your friend/handyman has good hearing! Hope is all fixed quickly!
Me too, chopper! I sure didn't hear it. After opening the floor up, he said it looks like it's been leaking for MONTHS.

Imagine how much water and electricity it wasted!

He just came back and ONE part was wrong. He has to drive the same 20 miles again just to get one little part right. What a drag!

The water should be back on by about 6pm.

This months billing cycle is over on the 7th, so it won't reflect the difference until the 7th of November. It'll be interesting to see how much difference it makes.

I have a 40 gallon reserve/pressure/bladder tank, so it was cycling every time it was about 90% empty, 24/7/365. OMG!

A 1/2" line running full-bore, all that time! It's a wonder it didn't burn up my well pump!

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You've got THAT right! I'm gonna think up a nice gift for him. He really saved the day this time!
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #1253
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A bad sound from the Vent...in the Venting thread...can you get anymore on topic than that? LOL!

I'm glad the problem was found!
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #1254
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A bad sound from the Vent...in the Venting thread...can you get anymore on topic than that? LOL!

I'm glad the problem was found!
Ha!

I hadn't thought of it in that context! How funny that is!

I've been venting a vent problem!

It turns out that the spraying water was finding a way inside the duct. I'll ask my friend to check the integrity of the duct itself also.

It's a tiny bit of water in the low end of the vent, so it may have just came in around a join in the line somehow.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #1255
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I took a whole chicken out of the freezer Friday for dinner tonight. It was in a heavy plastic vacuum packed bag. That was in one of the courtesy plastic bags the market provides for messy and loose items. SO insists we put any packaged meats into one of those bags.

I just took the chicken in the bag, in the bag out of the fridge to prep it for dinner and it had leaked all over the bottom shelf of the fridge, and onto the floor when I took it out.

Now I have to clean and sanitize the fridge and the vegetable bin under the shelf and toss some food that may have been contaminated.

All this is complicated by the fact that the fridge is in a corner so I can't open the door beyond 90 to facilitate shelf removal.

You have no idea how PO'd I am. (feel free to substitute the words I really wanted to say here.)
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:15 PM   #1256
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Ha!

I hadn't thought of it in that context! How funny that is!

I've been venting a vent problem!

It turns out that the spraying water was finding a way inside the duct. I'll ask my friend to check the integrity of the duct itself also.

It's a tiny bit of water in the low end of the vent, so it may have just came in around a join in the line somehow.
So glad that you discovered this before the cold weather sat in!
I could have been a lot more problematic than that!
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #1257
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I took a whole chicken out of the freezer Friday for dinner tonight. It was in a heavy plastic vacuum packed bag. That was in one of the courtesy plastic bags the market provides for messy and loose items. SO insists we put any packaged meats into one of those bags.

I just took the chicken in the bag, in the bag out of the fridge to prep it for dinner and it had leaked all over the bottom shelf of the fridge, and onto the floor when I took it out.

Now I have to clean and sanitize the fridge and the vegetable bin under the shelf and toss some food that may have been contaminated.

All this is complicated by the fact that the fridge is in a corner so I can't open the door beyond 90 to facilitate shelf removal.

You have no idea how PO'd I am. (feel free to substitute the words I really wanted to say here.)
OMG what a mess! So sorry you have to deal with this. What a way to ruin your day. I hope all is cleaned up now! My son dropped a coke right in front of the open fridge the other day. Everything got sprayed when the can got a tiny hole. At least he thought quick to open the top to release preassure, but that was not before it had exploded all over the fridge, the ceiling, the floor...
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:23 PM   #1258
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Oh Andy, I know how PO'd you are. Even though I have LABELED a drawer in the fridge for dog meat, my DH puts it everywhere but. I have to clean the fridge every time after he leaves the farm. And he doesn't understand why that's a problem--I didn't need to spend an hour cleaning the fridge...I have now taken to saying "the dog food goes on the porch, not in the fridge. Animals eat "spoiled" meat all the time otherwise, go back to the City." I guess this is the equivalent of leaving the toilet seat up or squeezing the toothpaste from the middle. I'm ready to kill him over this-good thing he is so talented and has a cute butt.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #1259
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Oh Tim, I forgot that you live in Florida. Maybe cold weather doesn't set in enough to freeze everything! How will your handy man dry everything out?
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #1260
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I could have been a lot more problematic than that!
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Oh Tim, I forgot that you live in Florida. Maybe cold weather doesn't set in enough to freeze everything! How will your handy man dry everything out?
Me to chopper. He just left. New dryer vent hose also. Floor cutout is back in place, caulked in, Shark-bite fittings used to replace the junk that was there first.

Water is on, no leaks this time and pressure is better now that it's all coming into the house the right way.

He says it will dry out in the next month.

Most winters here, we get a week or two of freezing temperatures. Some winters we don't.

I'm having a nice ice-cold glass of wine and relaxing before supper.

Thanks everyone for keeping me company during this nightmare!
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