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Nzoner
03-16-2008, 02:07 PM
may have topped them all combined.

Dryer goes out yesterday and mrs has this mop sink in the laundry room that has to be moved to allow space to put in new dryer.So Mr handyman Nzoner is checking out the situation and thinks no problem I can handle this.

I turn off water to sink get the tools and go to work.After several minutes of fighting with the project I see I'm making progress and pull on one of the copper tubes.

What happens next would've won a cash prize on one of those video shows had someone been taping as water gushes from the pipe in the floor(yes mr handyman Nzoner did not turn the main water valve off and loosened the bolt below the sink shut-off valve.

So there I am screaming at the mrs to get downstairs and turn the main valve off as I'm fighting to get the copper tube back in and slow the gushing water.By now Mr handyman Nzoner is soaked as is the laundry room floor and I'm pushing as hard as I can but cannot get the tube back into place.

I kid you not,5 minutes passes,my arm is aching from trying to hold the tube in place and every so often it pops out and sends more ice cold gushing water on me and the floor.

Finally,the water stops and I'm able to go downstairs where I'm greeted by a flooded hallway and a very upset Mrs.

After an hour of mopping etc. we're once again dry,at least the floors but I have no idea how much soaked into the floor,insullation etc. separating the upstairs from the downstairs.

Anyhow as I type this I'm waiting on a plumber who is going to charge me Sunday rates and hopefully get us back to where we can have running water.

What a day this has been. :doh!:

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 02:08 PM
ROFL



ahem...sorry




ROFL

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 02:16 PM
Well done, Tim Taylor...

Stewie
03-16-2008, 02:17 PM
Man, plumbing problems suck. There are places like Roto/Reddi Rooter that don't charge extra for Sunday calls. I'm sure they could solve your problem. I used a Rooter company three weeks ago today to clean out a sewer line and it cost me $109. They also do all plumbing work.

Nzoner
03-16-2008, 02:20 PM
Man, plumbing problems suck. There are places like Roto/Reddi Rooter that don't charge extra for Sunday calls. I'm sure they could solve your problem. I used a Rooter company three weeks ago today to clean out a sewer line and it cost me $109. They also do all plumbing work.

Roto Rooter just called they're sending a guy from KC right now($50 trip charge)local guy wanted over $100 and he's not 5 minutes away.:shake:

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 02:44 PM
In all seriousness Joe, if you had a substantial amount of water go thru to the lower level ceiling, you really need to cut the wet drywall out of that ceiling to allow it to dry out, otherwise you're going to give mold a place to get a foothold in your place and you don't want that. I can come down sometime and help you repair the drywall you need me too.

Nzoner
03-16-2008, 03:02 PM
In all seriousness Joe, if you had a substantial amount of water go thru to the lower level ceiling, you really need to cut the wet drywall out of that ceiling to allow it to dry out, otherwise you're going to give mold a place to get a foothold in your place and you don't want that. I can come down sometime and help you repair the drywall you need me too.

Well thanks to an earlier leak this year there's already a hole where most of the water came thru,thankfully we hadn't repaired it yet.

I appreciate the offer and will let you know.

Lonewolf Ed
03-16-2008, 03:25 PM
The real tragedy from our mistakes, especially the big ones, is if we learn nothing from them. I've seen enough plumbing work and heard enough stories such as yours that I will never attempt any plumbing work. No good will ever come of it.

Vegas_Dave
03-16-2008, 03:27 PM
"I don't think so Tim"...

Sorry to hear of your water troubles. Hopefully the wife gets over it soon...

Chiefmanwillcatch
03-16-2008, 03:30 PM
That cheered us up

Phobia
03-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Shoulda called me, dude. A childhood buddy of mine lives just minutes from you and is a plumber.

Chiefs_5627
03-16-2008, 03:50 PM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/Chief_5627/crack.jpg

Archie F. Swin
03-16-2008, 04:13 PM
why not just get the dryer fixed?

ROYC75
03-16-2008, 04:46 PM
Good job Joe, to top it off KU won and is most likely a # 1 seed.

Have a beer and celebrate.:BLVD::KU::BLVD::D

Iowanian
03-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Dude. I've got a pipe cutter, flaring tool, pex crimper and connections.

I couldn't have come today though, as I'm really, really on-call.

Fairplay
03-16-2008, 06:39 PM
Plumbing problems are a bitch i always get a reliable plumber anymore trying to fix them for me has been headache and then some.

I try to cheap out of it and it hurts me in the long run.

Ari Chi3fs
03-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Well Joe, you are a MUron.

Cntrygal
03-16-2008, 08:21 PM
ROFL

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 08:29 PM
ROFL

I can't believe you would laugh at a serious situation such as this.

Cntrygal
03-16-2008, 08:34 PM
I can't believe you would laugh at a serious situation such as this.


Well it IS pretty funny... since I wasn't the one that loosened a nut BEFORE the shut off.

:D

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 08:50 PM
Well it IS pretty funny... since I wasn't the one that loosened a nut BEFORE the shut off.

:D
You must have missed the first response in this thread.

papasmurf
03-16-2008, 09:00 PM
I learned along time and many dollars ago to leave the plumbing to the pros no matter how simple.:banghead:

Cntrygal
03-16-2008, 09:09 PM
You must have missed the first response in this thread.

:doh!:

Cntrygal
03-16-2008, 09:10 PM
I learned along time and many dollars ago to leave the plumbing to the pros no matter how simple.:banghead:

That's how I feel about electrical work.

Nzoner
03-17-2008, 10:09 AM
I can't believe you would laugh at a serious situation such as this.

The mrs and I got a good laugh last night over it and then this morning while in my office I noticed that a large section of my carpet was wet as were numerous papers and boxes :banghead:

ROYC75
03-17-2008, 10:14 AM
Well Joe, you are a MUron.

Ouch ....... That's gotta leave a mark :D

Amnorix
03-17-2008, 10:34 AM
The real tragedy from our mistakes, especially the big ones, is if we learn nothing from them. I've seen enough plumbing work and heard enough stories such as yours that I will never attempt any plumbing work. No good will ever come of it.

Word.

When it comes to plumbing, my chances of saving a few bucks is very low compared to the chances of an unmitigated disaster.

El Jefe
03-17-2008, 10:53 AM
Man that sucks, but at least you have a good sense of humor about it.

StcChief
03-17-2008, 11:03 AM
ROFLWell done, Tim Taylor...:doh!:

shutoff values are most before touching any water line.

Nzoner
03-17-2008, 11:06 AM
ROFL:doh!:

shutoff values are most before touching any water line.

and just how much have you had to drink so far :D

Dylan
03-17-2008, 01:05 PM
ROFLROFLROFL

Frazod
03-17-2008, 01:09 PM
You should have just shot the dryer. :)

HemiEd
03-17-2008, 04:48 PM
ROFL Sorry Joe, but you have to expect it.

cjrr
03-17-2008, 04:54 PM
me too, got married.:eek: