One Thing After Another

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  1. Sheldon Scott

    Sheldon Scott Very Well-Known Member
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    First the water heater leak ruined the floor. We got that fixed better than it was before. This started about a week before christmas I haven't got the bill yet but I called yesterday and the total comes to 8,953.00. The good news is insurance will pay most or maybe all of the cost.

    Next my wife's explorer battery keeps discharging. This has been going on a long time. I finally bought a new battery but it didn't help. Have an appointment at the shop Monday to see if they can find what's draining the battery.

    And just two days ago our dishwasher quit. The flashing light, according to the manual, means call a repairman. I called and he will be coming Tuesday.

    Also I need to buy a new tire for the lawnmower.

    It's one thing after another
     
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    acccch I was going to say you'd got your '3 thing' Sheldon.... 'till you mentioned the lawnmower..... still maybe you have now if you discount the cost of the water heater ... let's hope it's the last of it.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot to add the cost of the water heater. That was $700. Insurance doesn't pay for that.
     
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    Hate those times Sheldon, we all get them - hope yours is over and done with
     
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    That was the price installed? I got a quote for $1,800!
     
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    Yep,Chrissy, That was the total price installed and the old one hauled off.
     
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    Guess that's the price in CA. I haven't gotten a quote below $1,500...think that was from Home Depot.
     
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    Shoulda gone tankless but, did they place an overflow pan and drain underneath the W.Heater? That's supposed to be in the bargain in the category of prevention. Same as the pressure relief valve and drain..........................
     
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    @Chrissy Cross that cost for a water heater replacement in California
    is within the national average cost.

    Added factors for California are expansion tanks and securing
    the tank due to earthquake codes.

    When I lived in In California, the cost of maintaining your contractors
    license was the highest I've seen, so that cost is passed on.

    There's always a cheaper route, but I'd stick with a licensed company.
    Just MHO.
     
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    Thanks for that info @Tim Burr ....
     
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    "When it rains, it pours" certainly seems to be going on in your life @Sheldon Scott right now. Hope sunny skies come back to y'all real soon. :)
     
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    Yes they did.
     
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    I sure hope things start looking up for you.
     
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    As already said, hope that's end of all that.
    Here's to the rest of the year being non-eventful.
    For everybody!
     
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    @Sheldon Scott
    That Arkansas plate we saw today in the Edgewater Parking garage was not yours, I take it?
    Frank
     
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    Financially, not really painful at all for the water leak. I haven't got the final check from the insurance company yet but according to the adjuster's estimates I might get the full amount of the restoration. I do have $1000 deductible, but I had less work done than would have been covered.

    The water heater, car repair, dishwasher repair and the tire are all on me but those expenses are normal, not a major cost. They just all came at once.
     
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    One of these alone would do me in money wise.:)
     
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    Speaking of when it rains it pours - right out of your pocket is right. We just went through a lot of plumbing issues covering the kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, laundry sink and floor drains. The laundry sink was recommended to be replaced at an estimate of $600. :eek: Think I didn't put on my DIY thinking cap after the $600 dollars came out of his mouth. You better believe it. I was at Ace Hardware the next day and back again a few days later and moseyed on over to Lowes so I could pick some brains. Those guys know their stuff.

    The end resolve was the use of two coupling pipes and some Flex tape. There is a small leak when doing laundry but it goes right to the floor drain. I can live with that.
     
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