Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rain May Fall, with update

Into every life a little rain must fall and today it's falling in mine.

I turned on the hot water in the shower yesterday and black water came out. It ran clean after a few minutes, but when I looked at the water heater later it was definitely tilted.  Turns out it's leaking and the water had damaged the floor underneath so it was no longer stable.

this is the old one
So today I'm getting a new one installed. Sigh.

Update:

this is the new one
 So the guy came about 10 AM. He said, "Yup, you need a new tank this one is leaking." After we chatted a minute he said, "I can do it today," and he gave me a price at least a quarter of what I had expected, so I said "Sure."

"I have to go get some stuff, and then I'll have to drain the old tank before I can remove it, but it shouldn't take more than a couple hours or so."

It's not quite 3 PM as I write this and the job is done. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am.

10 comments:

Cherie in St Louis said...

Oh, holy green papers :(

Sewgirl said...

Bummer....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sorry - but glad the new one can be installed quickly.

Nancy J said...

Oh dear, I know how that feels.

Megan said...

Isn't it terrific to find a helpful trades person who doesn't charge the earth!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's not often that you can have a water heater fail and be replaced in the same day. You are pretty darned lucky. Rain today...sun tomorrow!
xx, Carol

Just Ducky said...

Oh yeah, can't do much in a house without a water heater. Most plumbers treat replacements like an emergency, so same day.

Ellen Thompson said...

Dealing with professionals is usually the best way.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Is this repairman a plumber, etc? I'd definitely keep his name/number for future needs and recommend him to everybody! We had to have the dang electric furnace/heat pump thing worked on again this past week.... and since it's an oddity in our neighborhood (versus gas/l.p. furnaces) it was a challenge even to find someone to fix it!

Linda Swanekamp said...

You are very fortunate- mine direct vents outside as we got rid of the chimney and only one or two manufacturers make them and they are $$ and have to be ordered.