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Old 10-17-2020, 07:01 AM
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So, last night as I was getting ready to make dinner, I discovered a leak in our hot water supply line (nothing wrong with my hearing!) in the wall underneath our sink. I cleared out the plethora of stuff stored there while dh got a light so he could see. While he was dinking around under there, I checked my stored water (always have some backed away) and then grabbed a 5 gallon water jug to fill up for drinking water (mostly for coffee in the morning). I also got a washtub and put water in it for washing hands. I figured we could use the water already stored (who can remember how long it has been in the containers?) for flushing and washing hands/faces.

So after the water is turned off and I am looking for a plumber for dh to call, I hear a drip, drip, drip... Discover my 5 gallon container is dripping from the spout. The spout probably just needs tightening a little so I go to get a pitcher to fill up so there is room to reach in and tighten the spout.

BEFORE I get back with the pitcher, my dh takes the top off and sticks his entire arm down in the jug to try and tighten the nut. And yes, he didn't wash his hand or arm after having it in the insulation in the wall. My entire 5 gallons of good drinking water ruined.

I had 2 1 gallon containers that I remember emptying and refilling sometime in the past. I remember it, so I hope that memory was in the last year because that is what we are drinking. Dummy. I really can't believe he did that.

You would be proud of me, though. I didn't lose it. I just told him I couldn't believe he did that. I did remind him NOT to use the entire bucket of water to flush as that water is limited! I didn't want to see him pee once and use my entire water supply up.

(PS. I do have another 5 gallons of water that has been in a container for years that we can use. I will be watering flowers with it after the water is turned back and in refilling everything. Fire danger is way up here right now and we are having red flag days it seems like every day. Gotta have it backed up in case.)

The positives? The leak was discovered before we had a flooded first floor .
AND the first plumber we called was available to come today. Hopefully they actually show up and we have water again before dinner. And Yes, I just knocked on wood.


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Great restraint
Old 10-17-2020, 07:08 AM
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Way to go!
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:17 AM
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Whew! I admire your restraint! Hope the issue gets fixed today!
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:33 AM
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Ten points and gold stars for keeping your cool.
And yes, my first thought was water for the landscape.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:36 AM
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My dh would do something like that. Itís hard to not lose it! Good for you.

Iím learning to walk away when my dh is doing any kind of project.


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Old 10-17-2020, 07:41 AM
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I hate plumbing problems, so you have my sympathy. Hope itís a quick fix. Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:47 AM
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I'm impressed with your preparedness,patience and knowledge! Good luck with the plumbing problem
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:35 AM
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Men I hope you had a nice bottle of wine after that
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:47 AM
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Oh the speed bumps we encounter and the creativeness required for daily problem solving! Way to go, Kahlua!
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Since you mentioned plumbing and husbands
Old 10-17-2020, 12:34 PM
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We recently bought a new refrigerator. I paid extra to have the store hook up the water lines for the water and ice. DH told them he could do it and sent them on their way, even though I had paid extra. He hooked it all up and was very proud. The next day, we came home to a flooded kitchen. DH had hooked it up wrong, and there was about 20 gallons of water on the floor.


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DH had hooked it up wrong, and there was about 20 gallons of water on the floor.
linda, are you still married?
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:58 PM
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When I saw your title, I thought you were going to report how he got it fixed without calling a plumber. Of course, that would never have happened at our house-we have a great plumber that will come quickly if needed.
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