Back in mid-January I was getting the kids ready for bed when Stephanie started yelling from the kitchen. All I could make out was “water on … Continue reading Dishwasher FAIL
Stephanie pointed this out to me last weekend. We had allowed our neighbor’s bamboo to creep into a patch of dirt next to our patio, because … Continue reading Mutant bamboo
Yet another of our examples of the obvious. A year and a half ago, I re-shingled our porch roof, which had been leaking badly. As part … Continue reading “Next” Weekend
This could have been much worse. Much worse.
I wish I could say that I had been drinking, cause it’d be nice to have an excuse, but the reality is that I just did something stupid. I have probably made tens of thousands of saw cuts without incident…and then I did this… Continue reading “When bad things happen to good tools”
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)
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!
We had a couple of areas upstairs that were completely sealed off. I don’t think that’s ever a good idea, since you can’t get in … Continue reading New closet space/raccoon poop
While gutting the main room upstairs, we unearthed this very strange light fixture. It had 24 little bulbs arranged in a rectangle. It had been plastered … Continue reading Funky light fixture
This was one of the worst “surprises” along the way. Much of the crawlspace area had been sealed off and had been inaccessible since the house … Continue reading Beam rot!