Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head - in the Kitchen

So Richard and our plumber Dominic laughed at me when I showed up today with an umbrella and towels.  The city had come out and reconnected the water meter (it was laying on the workbench in the basement) in the morning and Dominic was going to turn it on in the house and try out the furnace.  Sounds simple, right?  But we had heard from the Fannie Mae folks that the house's water supply 'wouldn't hold pressure', so we knew there was a problem somewhere.

Richard and Dominic DiBiase

So let's start with the good news.  They fired up the furnace and it worked just fine.  It's actually a newer furnace, we think 2007, and it's in great shape.

Ewww......lots of nasty black water was sitting in the pipes.
Next test - we started running the water in the sinks and after all the nasty black water ran through, that was working fine as well.

On the not so good news side, When they pressurized the hot water pipes, it suddenly started raining in the kitchen - see, I knew that umbrella and towel set would come in handy!!!

 Turns out, we have a leak in the radiator at the top of the staircase.  So that's something else to add to our 'to do' list.  And then a few hours later, one of the valves went in the basement and we had it spraying all over the place.  Umbrella time again!

Will this be the last of the surprises??  Probably not.  It's going to be an interesting couple of weeks as we peel back the layers and discover what else is in the house.  Stay tuned, there's bound to be more to come!

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