So, how many things can go wrong in a night
#1 Our home and basement was decided to be the neighborhood wasp nest a few days ago. Raid, Bee B Gone and Foam Away Bees have all proved useless and every day there are 2-4 news Wasps in the basement. So I finally decided to call Orkin to get rid of the little SOB's
Total Price: $120
#2 Went down to check the Wasp situation yesterday evening and noticed a small pool of water on the floor. Hmm, looked a little like urine and I thought the cat had lost his mind and peed on the floor. Nope, I go in the utility room and am greeted with a large pool of water and the sound of water running. Burst pipe? Plugged Condensate line on the Air Conditioner? Well Pump Leaking? Nope, Nope, Nope, Damn Water Heater srpung a leak. For some reason the utility room doesn't slope towards the floor drain but back toward the main room in the basement. Water everywhere, I shut the tank off and we spent the better part of the night mopping up water and throwing away crap.
My collection just so happened to be in the area due to our remodeling work...lets call it a near miss thanks to all of the plastic tubs and tackle boxes. All of the cardboard was high enough not to be touched
Called this morning for a new one...installed
Total Price: $660
#3 To drain the tank I had to open the relief valve to let air in and let er flow. Well, this sonofabitch, I and my forehead found out, has a pretty sharp handle on it. I was mopping and managed to run my head right into it and open a pretty good 1" cut right near my hairline. I'm really hoping that it leaves a scar so I can remember the night from hell
Total Price: Priceless
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