I was sick last Thursday, and I upchucked on myself. So I threw my shirt in the wash and then laid in the bathroom next to the toilet. Which was bad enough. But then the washer went to the spin cycle, and water came gushing up out of our drain and filling the shower and … Continue reading Because Everyone Love Moar Plumbing Disasters
So, this was replaced a few days ago, but I hadn't gotten down into our muddy basement to take a photo of it yet. We have a... **drumroll**... NEW WATER HEATER! I love it, and I took a 45 minute shower before the water started to cool to something less than the surface of the … Continue reading Hot Water at Last
Cleaning the kitchen most recently, I picked up one of those trays under the burner, and my finger punched through it. It was just a tad rusty. A tad. So, I went to the trusty I-don't-want-to-drive-anywhere shopping resource... Amazon. I was not only able to find the generic product, BUT I was able to find, … Continue reading Welp, Guess We’re Replacing Those – Am I an Adult Now?
Those moments when your paranoid end-of-the-world purchases do you good. We have successfully fixed our shower - the part was small, we ordered it off amazon, ten bucks. We borrowed the allen wrenches to get to it, got it fixed, success! All well and fine until my husband checked on the water in our basement … Continue reading When Paranoid End-of-the-World Purchases Do You Good
I can't even. I got ready for my shower, stepped in, spun the knob... and then knob kept spinning. No water came out. There was COPIOUS swearing because I just DO NOT NEED another thing to fix and spend money on. So the GOOD news is that it broke with the water OFF. I washed … Continue reading I Broke My Shower
We called and had someone come out to check out and repair our furnace and air conditioner after all the, well, water. Water in them, water around them, water everywhere. As soon as we realized we were flooding, we turned them off and cut power, but when I opened them after the water went down, … Continue reading Furnace and Air Conditioner Survived!
For a few months now, we've been noticing that our hot water heater isn't doing that great of a job. It used to be that the shower turned all the way on was excruciating. Now, my husband who likes his shower lukewarm turns it up all the way and it's just right. Which means that … Continue reading Oof! That Was Brisk!
Our toilet has been acting up for years... it doesn't want to flush, it takes a ton of water, and it's aggravating all around. Clogs on literally NOTHING, takes three or four tries to flush, overflows, runs continuously until you jiggle the handle... the works. No amount of additives or plunging has helped. My husband … Continue reading Behold! A Toilet at Last!
So, as is usual on my last-day-before-work, I got my laundry together and waltzed over to the washing machine, set it up, and turned it on. Or not. It didn't turn on. The light was still on, so it couldn't be the breaker. Went downstairs and flipped the breaker anyway. No good. My husband peeled … Continue reading Our Washer Isn’t Dead But it Gave Us a Scare
It's been wet and soggy for it seems like months now, and everything is growing green and damp. Our porch is made out of untreated wood - before our time, and we haven't dealt with the yet. I didn't really think much of this until Wednesday. I ran down my back stair, and two steps … Continue reading Fell Through Our Porch Steps