Wet ?n Wild!! Up to my waders in water! - Posted by SusanL.–Bradenton, FL
Posted by SusanL.–Bradenton, FL on May 26, 2000 at 09:01:08:
Wanted to share something with you (that I wasn?t aware of) but learned the hard way.
Was told (by our plumber the other night) that some of the older homes were built using concrete butted up against the pipes. He said that the lime in the cement eats through the pipes! And SURE enuf?
We heard ?hissing? the other day coming from the common wall between our hall bathroom and kitchen. Husband sledgehammered the wall behind our frig. Pipes were bone dry. Next he tore up most of the vanity in the bathroom trying to expose the pipes looking for the leak. Discovered the leak close to the floor. By then our entire hallway wall-to-wall and the bathroom were flooded! Had to scout out an ?emergency? plumber at 10 p.m. at $90.00 (!!!) an hour.
At 10:50 he found two MORE leaks. Said we can expect more (pipe) trouble ?down tha road?. oi vei is all I could think to say?
The place looked like a war zone!! No kidding.
(And all that happening after my refrig. quit the week BEFORE on a Saturday night.) One thing after another?but life goes on!!
The upside to the story is: yesterday the insurance adjustor said that we are getting ALL next kitchen cabinets (wow!!), the bathroom fixed, the rug cleaned, and my corner (built-in) china cabinet replaced. Martha Stewart, HERE I COME!!!