Our hot water heater
Well the water problems continue here in the desert. The plumber has been here twice so far. We have had an expansion tank installed, the over flow valve on the water heater replaced, as well as the pressure regulator coming into the house. Last night I found myself mopping up water for another hour and a half before I decided to cut the water off to the house again. I called the plumber to leave a message at 9 PM and to my surprise, I actually was able to talk to him, and explain my recent issues. He told me to keep the water off and he’d be over today (Tues) to look at the situation. He told me it was safe to take a shower and then to turn the water back off. After the second mopping episode, I decided against that and went to a girlfriend at midnight to take a shower because I had an appointment today. Wet wipes can only handle the situation so far and for so long when it’s as hot as it gets here.
This is the puddle in the mechanical room tonight
I had visions of having to stay up until three AM mopping up an endless supply of water like the one I did on Sunday night. I simply couldn’t do that again. I was wiped out. It seems as if all I’ve done since last Friday is mop up water and dip water from buckets for washing hands and watering plants. This house is going to need a serious cleaning once all this is resolved. I have shop towels all over the place hanging to dry, sinks full of buckets with water and newspaper and towels on the floor. It’s a disaster area in here.
This is the shop fan that's getting a workout
Now the determination is we need a new water heater. But the laws have changed and we’d need an expansion tank anyway these days. However, he’ll credit us for the parts we won’t be using now and for his labor on the past two visits, so I guess he’s trying to be fair about the whole mess. And I know he has to make a living. I just want this to be over with now. My back is killing me today from hauling around buckets of wet towels to be wrung in the sink. And I’ve vacuumed up about three inches of water in the master bedroom closet with the wet and dry vac. I have a shop fan in there now that sounds like an airplane winding up for take off.
I hope we’ve fixed this issue after tomorrow. I may be ready to commit harry carry otherwise.