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Aug. 17th, 2005

So what exactly makes a hot water heater leak and why doesn't something like that come with a sudden noise so that I know about it before I go down to do laundry and discover that the basement floor is covered in an inch of water?

I seem to remember my mom and dad dealing with a leaking hot water heater... but theirs was in the garage and it wasn't that big of a deal. But this is in the basement with lots of our stuff in CARDBOARD boxes, the cat's litter boxes, the washer/dryer... I mean... Do I just start throwing every towel we own down there or ... what?

How the hell do you deal with something like that?

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sinisteragent
Aug. 17th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
"My house is dirty. Buy me a clean one."
punkalicia
Aug. 17th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
don't laugh, but use a squegee (i know you have one in THE SHOWER), and a dustpan, and 'sweep' up the water into a bucket/empty trashcan.
maddening
Aug. 17th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
squegee and dustpan FTW!
And then plopping down and ringing out towels for the rest. It's not exactly "dry" but then it isn't a fucking 3 inch deep 8 foot puddle anymore either.

Also, this lead me to the discovery that the floor in the basement isn't all that level.
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