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[#] Fri Jul 14 2017 12:56:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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We got a different plumbler on the return.

The issue is fixed, but now we have a large hole in the drywall that he had to cut in order to get at the busted pipe.

So, that's fun.

[#] Tue Jul 25 2017 09:40:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeesh. And to think, there are people who don't want to own a single-family home because they don't want to be responsible for all their own maintenance.

[#] Tue Jul 25 2017 12:52:25 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Aaand, the association is charging me for the repair.

So, yeah, that's... nice...

*sigH*

[#] Tue Jul 25 2017 14:40:25 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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So Fleeby, if the Association fees do not cover repairs, what exactly DO they cover?



[#] Wed Jul 26 2017 07:28:57 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Their ass, I can only assume.

[#] Wed Jul 26 2017 12:27:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The association fees cover the cost of the association hiring lawyers when they sue you. So you're paying for both sides.

[#] Wed Jul 26 2017 12:51:58 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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<laughs>  Oh, so they are basically HR.  <g>



[#] Fri Jul 28 2017 10:11:38 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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If only they showed even that level of competence.

I haven't responded yet... I'm waiting on the manager to return from her vacation, or ... whatever she's doing, before I start the tedious process of asking her what kind of guaranttees we have for the work they performed on the condominium, etc.

[#] Sat Sep 30 2017 23:23:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Feh. One of our hot water heaters called it quits (and while I was out of town, to boot). This is frustrating because I'm perfectly capable of installing a new one but not in my current physical condition. It's two solder joints and an electric cable. And of course muscling the old appliance out and the new one in, which is the part I can't do right now.

Now I have to decide whether to just have it replaced, or to combine the two levels of the house onto a single one since it's not a two family house anymore. We've grown accustomed to being able to use a lot of hot water at once (laundry and the shower my son uses downstairs, dishwasher and the shower the rest of us use upstairs).

My plumber has been trying to talk me into getting a tankless heater for a very long time. I wonder if now is the time to pull the trigger on that.

[#] Sun Oct 01 2017 11:52:36 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Sat Sep 30 2017 11:23:22 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
My plumber has been trying to talk me into getting a tankless heater for a very long time. I wonder if now is the time to pull the trigger on that. 

Those instant hot water/tankless systems are better in warming climates. In the north during the winter months the water comes into the house at a low temperature. If the water comes into the house at 45° it has to *quickly* heat the water to the recommended 110°-120°F  (43°-49°C) this requires a lot of energy. 



[#] Sun Oct 01 2017 17:52:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Surprisingly, when I finally spoke to my plumber he suggested that we are better off just replacing what we already have. He's pretty chill (pun optional) and said we can just buy whatever water heater we want at the home store and he'll hook it up. (Again, two solder joints and an electric cable, if I wasn't on crutches right now I could do the work myself, *grml*)

[#] Tue Oct 03 2017 22:49:58 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Sun Oct 01 2017 11:52:36 AM EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

 

Sat Sep 30 2017 11:23:22 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
My plumber has been trying to talk me into getting a tankless heater for a very long time. I wonder if now is the time to pull the trigger on that. 

Those instant hot water/tankless systems are better in warming climates. In the north during the winter months the water comes into the house at a low temperature. If the water comes into the house at 45° it has to *quickly* heat the water to the recommended 110°-120°F  (43°-49°C) this requires a lot of energy. 

I live in Indiana and it gets pretty freaking cold in the winter time...my tankless has to push hot water all the way across the house (down from the 2nd floor, through the walls, into the cement slab and up into our shower) and it's been awesome.

The electric heaters are probably less adept and energy efficient when it comes to that quickly heating the water. Mine's gas.



[#] Thu Oct 05 2017 13:09:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think that's the case. The electric tankless heaters have about a third of the flow rate of the gas ones. So we just put in a new tank ... with a higher capacity and bigger heating elements than the previous one. My wife and my daughter both like to take baths, and they are very happy.

I'd better check the anode rod on the downstairs water heater before I end up doing this again. :)

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