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Comments on Profile Post by Chibi-Reaper

  1. CrossyCross
    CrossyCross
    Oh shit. Were you not able to clear the pipes of water? Fuck.
    Feb 21, 2021
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  2. CrossyCross
    CrossyCross
    Okay I see the situation this is fucked all around.
    Feb 21, 2021
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  3. Evilhippy
    Evilhippy
    Yeah, I got a busted pipe too. I have net and power though so...yay...
    Feb 21, 2021
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  4. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    It was dry enough to go down and look, and actually it was two pipes. Both the hot and cold line to the washer machine. Swell.
    Feb 22, 2021
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  5. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Situation update, a few days after the fact. One of those pipes is nicely plugged. Other? Technical issue. Waiting on a different sized plug to arrive, apparently.
    Mar 6, 2021
  6. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Further sitch.

    Plug? Arrived, helped nothing. Shame. Further inquiry for DIY suggests duct tape and prayers will not cut it.

    On a plumber waiting list. Best estimate for timeframe: 'Some point in the next couple weeks'.

    Also, bumped my head crawling around under the building. There's nails down there. So. Scratched my scalp open a bit, which was fun.

    Grand ol' time.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  7. CrossyCross
    CrossyCross
    Please be safe, and I hope that doesn't get infected. Rusty old nails are a classic danger for a reason.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  8. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Immediately went at it with disinfectant wipes, rinsed with bottled water, and then antibiotic ointment, but yeah. Thaat... that would be real swell.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  9. CrossyCross
    CrossyCross
    I hope your wifi has at least returned. No wifi is fucking pain.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  10. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Internet has been back for a while, so there's that. It's just that water lines to the washing machine being busted mean eeeeverything has to be turned off or it just... pours right on through.

    No knobs anywhere along the way that go 'I'm gonna cut off the flow from here on until that section gets repaired, but let you keep using the rest' or anything like that. One thing breaks at any point and it's aaaaall broke.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  11. CrossyCross
    CrossyCross
    Oh man that sucks.

    I had a pipe break recently, but at least that was somehow easily isolated by luck even if one bathroom had to be barred from use. That's so much worse.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  12. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Yeah, it's why the responsive attempt at a fix once everything wasn't frozen mud down there was 'Okay, can we just plug it up and do without the washer?'

    Unfortunate that that didn't work out, but nothing to be done about it.
    Mar 8, 2021
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  13. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Idle thought: 'Maybe zip ties can squeeze down on the pipe and keep the plug in, since it's flexible'.

    It was worth a thought but in practice didn't need to even test with water to see that it wasn't gonna happen. Not with the force I and a tie can exert.
    Mar 9, 2021
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  14. Evilhippy
    Evilhippy
    Get a metalic clamp maybe?
    Mar 10, 2021
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  15. Carrnage
    Carrnage
    Theres also ties that supposed to around some hose joins.
    Mar 10, 2021
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  16. Frakir's brother
    Frakir's brother
    There's heavy duty zip ties that might do the job, they need to be ratcheted down and exert lots more pressure. There's also a type of epoxy with metal powder mixed in for repairs
    Mar 13, 2021
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  17. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Yeah... but at this point, with a plumber visit already scheduled to happen ETA:soonish, I've already spent all I want to on attempting fixes.
    Mar 14, 2021
  18. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Seems I misheard the time estimate of 'within the next couple weeks', when it was actually 'it'll be at least a couple weeks'.

    Best estimate is 'sometime next week or the week after...?', it seems.
    Mar 25, 2021
  19. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Cool news, receptionist lady just called to confirm that after looking through to try to make a better guess at the time frame?

    Actually, the booking can't be found on their list of people in need of service at all.

    So, like.

    That's great to hear.
    Mar 26, 2021
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  20. CrossyCross
    CrossyCross
    The fuck is up with that shit?
    Mar 26, 2021
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  21. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    I have noooo idea. But it's neat to know that apparently, instead of being buried somewhere in a list of hundreds of people we just aren't on it at all. For some reason.

    Possibly this means that the plumber has a shortlist of today's work in his hand and is going to just show up in a couple hours! Doubtful though.
    Mar 26, 2021
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  22. Evilhippy
    Evilhippy
    On the one hand, that sucks they didn't have you down.

    On the other, maybe you will get looked at today?

    Fingers crossed.
    Mar 26, 2021
  23. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    For the next scene on our little rollercoaster of plumbing appointment drama: No actually, we are on the list after all.

    Receptionist just thought we weren't because she was looking for the wrong name? Somehow that happened.

    The address was put in correctly, though, so... it's back to pensively waiting to see just when things happen I guess.
    Mar 29, 2021
  24. Chibi-Reaper
    Chibi-Reaper
    Man, we are just at the absolute bottom of the list, huh.

    Figured that there'd be a 'Oh, you have to go out for a while? We call now.' situation but nope, still not yet.

    This is what happens when attempts at DYI are made instead of calling a pro right away, so nobody to blame but that asshole in the mirror.
    Apr 1, 2021
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