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The Big Leak, Continued

January 3rd, 2015 at 10:22 am

In an effort to save money on the plumbing bill (they are coming back on Monday, and for now our water is shut off!), D is outside trying to find the shutoff for the irrigation line; he's digging out some cans down by the street (which I really don't think have anything to do with this), digging around the box to find another can (there doesn't seem to be one).

Here are some thoughts:
- Someone wasn't logical about where they put that shut off. We know there IS a shut off because we have the little metal stick thing with the prongs; it was propped up by the house. The irrigation was put in 16 years ago and never used.
- I probably used the prongy stick thing at some point, and I probably propped it up by the house. Why can't I remember ANYTHING? Argh!
- The ground is frozen. That is bad.
- We own a pick-axe. Isn't that cool? I can't remember why we own a pick-axe.
- We need to turn the water on at some point so I can take a shower and make lunch. Then we'll turn it back off right away so we don't create another frozen flood.
- F has a friend over, so we really do need to make lunch.
- I am going to be really good and not go out for lunch, although it's tempting. But it would only make this problem more expensive.
- According to the plumber the water company has a once a year leak amnesty. I have to call them on Monday.

4 Responses to “The Big Leak, Continued”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ugh! Hope you find the shut off soon!

  2. Buendia Says:

    We did!!!!! UPDATE!!!! D found the shutoff and it was where I told the plumber it was yesterday... but he said it couldn't be. But it was!!! I have to call the plumber on Monday and tell him he doesn't need to come back, and I'll probably have to negotiate the bill, too. They didn't do anything really, but did leave us with the thingy that we used to shut off the water at the street, which was very helpful, so I am willing to pay about $100 total but no more!

  3. chloe Says:

    Glad you found the shut off! Hope you didn't need the pick axe Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you found the shut off.

    As for logic...some folks who build houses should just be shot! We have a faucet for hoses inside the garage next to where you park your car. Really? If you were afraid of it freezing up, there had to be a better place than this. There is one on the back of the house as well, but in the garage about a foot from the floor?

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