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Old 12-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #15881
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Water heaters aren't normally known for their intelligence, Pac. They're slightly lower than toaster ovens.

Flooded basements are a royal PITB. We were up for days some years ago when ours flooded.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #15882
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Our water heater is getting replaced in January as long as it holds out that long. It's not leaking, but it's at least 13 years old and I worry that it is going to fail. I just figure I'd worry less if I just replaced it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #15883
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Just got back from a swim, had a fried egg sandwich and will head out to my sisters house. We are all going to a performance of Handel's Messiah by the local community chorus. This year it is a sing-a-long.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:05 PM   #15884
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I'm on my third heater in 12 years. And I am seriously re-thinking the piezo ignition. I like to see what's going on in there, not rely on a light to tell me if it's lit.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #15885
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I just pulled the burner section out of my water heater. The sparker is sparking, so it must have a gas problem. Maybe something is telling the gas valve not to open. So now I have the fan blowing more directly inside to hopefull "fix" it. I won't be a happy camper if I don't have hot water tomorrow morning. Just letting everybody know.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #15886
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Just got back from a swim, had a fried egg sandwich and will head out to my sisters house. We are all going to a performance of Handel's Messiah by the local community chorus. This year it is a sing-a-long.
That sounds like fun, Beth!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:37 PM   #15887
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I just pulled the burner section out of my water heater. The sparker is sparking, so it must have a gas problem. Maybe something is telling the gas valve not to open. So now I have the fan blowing more directly inside to hopefull "fix" it. I won't be a happy camper if I don't have hot water tomorrow morning. Just letting everybody know.
So mushroom cloud from your end of the country is you, not an attack?
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #15888
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I just got off the phone with one of my Dad's friends. She and her husband lived in the same building as my parents and they did a lot together. When both Dad and Peg lost their spouses, they because "companions". They never moved in together but Peg would cook for Dad and he would take her out for dinner.

She moved to the island around the same time Dad moved in with us - they were both not able to look after themselves any more and moved in with family.

She asked me about a Vancouver legend, Dal Richards - a band leader and musician extraordinaire. She said his radio program wasn't on any more. I looked it up and it is now on his website. The current version is Christmas music and I realized how much I missed listening to the show with Dad. Dal talks about all history of the songs and singers. I have to admit I have a few tears rolling down my face - a beautiful memory of time with Dad while he could still enjoy his love for music.
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So mushroom cloud from your end of the country is you, not an attack?
LOL, you are really on your game, Princess!
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So mushroom cloud from your end of the country is you, not an attack?
You never know.
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