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[#] Thu Mar 10 2011 21:03:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Perhaps, and a few others have suggested as much, but this is only the third or fourth time in 15 years that we've had water in the basement. Normally it's bone dry all the time. I am concerned that if I dig a sump it might actually give water a way *in* (up from under the floor) when it normally wouldn't.

I'm ok with just dewatering once every four or five years. :)

[#] Fri Mar 11 2011 11:37:29 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Me goes to sabotage IG's snowblower>

Snow is better than rain.

[#] Sun Mar 13 2011 03:35:38 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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This is, of course, your fault. I can't get the snowblower out of the garage because the door is jammed and I've been too lazy to fix it until the weather gets a bit warmer. Now it's Sunday and I'm *still* pumping water out of the house because it's still coming in.

[#] Wed Mar 16 2011 16:33:39 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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the handy thing about a sump pump is that once you set it up, all the water you want can come in and it'll pump it out as appropriate.
The problem is when the power goes out.
Or the pump drain pipes freeze.
My house to be has a sump pump and it's well below grade so it has to pump the water up 5 feet or so when it levels out. I expect that freezes up in the winter.

[#] Sat Mar 19 2011 19:23:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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One thing after another ...

I came home last night to find that the clothes dryer is b0rken. Plenty of hot air, no spinny drum.

Thankfully I was able to identify, purchase, and replace a broken belt. Appliances purchased at Sears are awesome because you can go to their web site and get exploded diagrams and part numbers for everything.

I had to drive to Danbury, CT to get the part, but at least I was able to save the $150 or more a service call would have cost.

[#] Sun Mar 20 2011 18:55:36 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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maybe its the belt that got tired?

or... a capacitator which tells the motor which direction to turn is dead...



[#] Sun Mar 20 2011 22:04:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It was a broken belt. It took longer to drive out to get the replacement part than to actually replace it.

[#] Mon Mar 21 2011 03:40:33 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ah. well. and no mailorder? ;-)



[#] Mon Mar 21 2011 10:43:29 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Of course mail order is available. Obtaining the part semi-locally allowed me to fix the appliance the same day.

[#] Mon Mar 21 2011 12:52:01 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So right now my house is cold and everything smells like oil.

The nice men are here to replace my perfectly good oil tank with a new perfectly good oil tank.
That's what the buyers want, that's what they get.
But since there's no heat, it's cold, and since I have to keep the windows open to keep the oil smell from becoming so overpowering as to causeme to pass out, it's even colder.

But when they're all done, it will be good as... it was before.
Actually less so. Because now the oil tank is outside and the oil will gel up in the winter. But that won't be my problem.


[#] Mon Mar 21 2011 12:52:35 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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On the plus side, they cut the old tank up and pulled it out and I was able to get a good look at it from all sides. There's no holes in it anywhere so I can't imagine it was leaking at all.

[#] Mon Mar 21 2011 12:54:55 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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That's okay though, my core 2 quad 3ghz is keeping me plenty warm.

[#] Thu Mar 24 2011 17:15:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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All done now? All the oil smell finally starting to fade away?

I may have an opportunity later this year to score a fairly new boiler from a house that's being torn down. It'll probably cost more to move (and to remove my old boiler) than to actually do the installation.

But ... my current boiler is older than I am. Sooner or later it's gonna die.

[#] Sun Mar 27 2011 19:32:02 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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i was hoping to switch to natural gas but not an option where im going.

[#] Sun Mar 27 2011 21:30:39 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hell?



[#] Tue Mar 29 2011 22:18:18 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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A little more upscale than Hell, but with less interesting neighbors.



[#] Wed Mar 30 2011 17:42:03 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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heh, that's funny.

[#] Fri Apr 29 2011 17:15:17 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Hey ig, do you remember what you paid roughly per sq ft for getting your driveway paved?
Did they do anything to prime it, like lay gravel or flatten it out or did they just plop tar all over it and call it a day?

[#] Fri Apr 29 2011 18:05:03 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I don't remember exactly, but it was well under $1000. That was nearly a decade ago, though -- and you're gonna pay megabucks now because asphalt is a petroleum product.

Since my driveway already had a *deep* layer of gravel on it, they didn't have to add much more. They did have to level it out a bit, but it was pretty well prepped to begin with. They put a thick layer of asphalt on top and spent a lot of time flattening it with a small steamroller. It's held up extremely well -- which is more than I can say for the driveway sealer I put on last summer, which is coming up all over the place.

[#] Fri Jun 24 2011 13:02:20 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Water in the basement got a little high last night.. No hat water today. When I went to try to hit the ignition switch on the boiler, water came out of the switch.. <sigh>

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