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Homeownership woes 
20th-Apr-2011 08:41 am
Local: Quincy house pre-purchase
Had an adventure on Saturday, but $500.00 and five hours later I had working plumbing again. (Bad clog + vigorous plunging = busted seals. Oops!) I haven’t yet thrown out all the stuff in the basement that got destroyed. The plumbers were very efficient.

Other than that, though, it was a lovely weekend! Got to spend lots of time with darling plumtreeblossom, got to spend a fair amount of time outside in lovely weather, and am doing well.
Comments 
20th-Apr-2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it turned out to be a fairly easy fix, my love! *kiss*
20th-Apr-2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Might I suggest you invest in a snake for those hard to get clogs?
21st-Apr-2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I actually have a snake (whether I could have found it was another question), but given where this clog was and the size of the pipe, I don’t think the snake would have reached it, or been able to break through rather than just curling up inside the pipe if it had. And when I discovered the rain in the basement, of course, I needed to call plumbers anyway.
20th-Apr-2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Second the snake idea.
Didn't know old seals would
give way that quickly.
Sorry to hear about another
installment in the joys of
home ownership.
Don
21st-Apr-2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I don’t know about “that quickly”, it had been a little prone to minor leakage since I bought the house, and I have no idea how old the wax ring was. (The sewer pipe itself is old enough that the joints are sealed with rope soaked in tar.)
21st-Apr-2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Shoooot! And with so many nice ways one might spend a week-end.
21st-Apr-2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Shoooot! . . .

That was me. It wasn't supposed to be anonymous. LJ just signs me out from time to time.
21st-Apr-2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
And now I see that it didn't actually post my original comment that it told me was posted anonymously.

I give up.
21st-Apr-2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
It did; it’s just that I have my journal set to screen anonymous comments, since they’re usually spam. I unscreened it when I got the notification. Sorry about the hassle! And thanks for still reading my journal despite it. :-)
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