I never get tired of fixing and replacing broken things. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. A few nights ago, I noticed a small … Continue reading The best part of homeownership
If you’ve read our blog before, you know that we have had some ups and downs with our tankless water heater. You can read about our … Continue reading The BIG tankless water heater post
Back in February, we had a little incident with our sink supply line suddenly popping its gasket and shooting water out in our downstairs bathroom. I had replaced the defective semi-rigid supply line with a new hose and had intended to change out the other as soon as I could. Well, as with most things house-related, even things you panic about can lose their crisis status after being ignored for a few days. Every once in awhile I’d think about it and say to myself “I really should change that out before it fails.” And then I’d do nothing. Yesterday … Continue reading Procrastination…
I took last week off work, so I got 7 days of work in. This is exactly what our upstairs project needed to get over the … Continue reading Upstairs plumbing finished!
Over the last two years, we have progressively developed one of the most complicated water heating systems in the world. At least it feels that way. … Continue reading Adding another mini-tank water heater
We woke up in the middle of the night to what we thought was our daughter running the bathroom faucets at full blast. When I went around the corner to tell her to turn them down, I noticed two things. First, she was not in the bathroom, and even more worrisome, the water was coming from below the sink, not above it! It was spraying gushers out of one of the supply valves. After turning off the valve and mopping up the mess, I was left wondering how this could have happened. Any time I’ve seen a washer or seal … Continue reading Water surprise!
This is a follow-up to my original post about our Bosch 635ES (250SX) water heater, which you can find here. My first post was a recap of all the problems that we’ve had with this heater over the last two years. Tonight’s post is a very happy one. About 10 days after I sent my long email to Bosch detailing all the steps I’ve taken to remedy the startup noise issue, I finally received a reply. I had given up hope, since they promise responses within 24 hours and an earlier one I had sent months ago went unanswered. Imagine … Continue reading I wasn’t insane after all! (Bosch tankless story ends well)
The loved/hated trip to Home Depot guaranteed a late start and a shorter workday today. However, some progress was made, so I’m feeling pretty good about … Continue reading Plumbing the stairs to nowhere…
Our house has a 2nd stairwell to the upstairs, which we think is pretty unusual in a house of this size (approx 2000′ sq. ft., not … Continue reading Stairway to nowhere….
We have had a love/hate relationship with our water heater for 2 years now. It’s a Bosch 635ES (aka 250SX) tankless, which for the most part, … Continue reading Had it with the Bosch water heater!