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Old 03-28-2010, 12:46 PM   #31
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True story, just to give you a laugh.....

It was a hot DRY summer. As we were moving equipment to a job, hubby had to pee. Yes, outside.

I was standing there talking to him.

He got a funny look on his face. A humming bird had came to the"stream".

As the "stream" got shorter, the closer the bird came to the score, hubby.

The look on this face was priceless. I wish I would have had a camera.

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:29 AM   #32
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upon moving into my new house i get the water turned on the guy tells me there used to be a leak so i should shut the water off to the house while he turns it on at the road about a fifty foot difference from house to road. so im behind the house (the shutoff is under the back of the house)when he turns it on as i stand there waitin for him to turn the water on all of a sudden i hear water surging. as soon as it hit the shutoff the pressure blew the line to pieces shooting high pressure water right into the floor of the house and all under it so i take off around the house to tell him to shut it off and as i round the corner of the house im just in time to see his truck pulling away so here i am with water going everywhere under my house it took me almost ten minutes to find my tools(we were not unpacked yet) and another five to find something to remove the lid and shut off the water . after repairing the shutoff i find out i cant win for losing as the water once again is turned on the pipes inside randomly decide to give . with my new home i ended up with a 400 dollar plumbing project on top of everything else. but good news is now i have all new water lines throughout the whole house
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Can we put this contest on hold for a few months until I finish MY plumbing?
I'm sure I'll have many misadventures to share once I start!

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Old 03-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #34
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OK I'm game here goes. This is at my home and just happened 2 weeks ago and just now found the problem and fixed it a couple of days ago. The story goes like this I have a crawl space with my furnace located in my bedroom closet. The plentum goes thru the floor into the crawl and all flex poly vent for air ducts. I have always had problems keeping the flex on the ducts, with that said I noticed 3 of my heat vents were not putting out any air/heat, so I assumed they popped off and needed to be put back on. I went to crawl space and opened doors and this is what I found

So the next step was to drain all the water out and find out where it was coming from! My insurance man came out and said it was water run off from all the snow we had melting. Did not make sense to me cause it was an awful lot of water. So we got all the water out, installed a sump pump basin with a few drains to it to keep the water out of the crawl. We had to pull all the flex hose out as it was soaked and trash it Just as a note do not buy a Rigid sump pump they are junk with the sensors, I went with a Zoeller.

Sump was running like crazy, non stop. Where is the water coming from? Some of it was black so I started investigating looking for perimeter drain outlet. Water was not releasing out of crawl space. I check washing machine drain and no water was coming out end of pipe. I dug up around the foundation at the washer drain area. We found that the washing machine was tied into the perimeter drain and that is was not draining but backing into crawl, both washing machine water and regular run off water. We dug up the drain going out and found that the perimeter drain going out was a slotted corragated drain pipe without back fill of gravel, so over years dirt, etc got in pipe and clogged it up. Water could not get out. So we ran a new perimeter drain, solid corragated out, and a new drain out for washing machine of 3 inch PVC. This would have never been a problem if original installer would have put gravel around pipe or if they would have used solid corragated.

So now I have a crawl space that is slowly drying out and will have to install all new furnace vent piping.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #35
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Maaaaan, dude, you'd have MY vote...if I had one! You have my sympathies.

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Old 03-30-2010, 05:22 PM   #36
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I think I might be in the running here. I would love to win this contest. Its been a battle thru out the whole process from removing the water to finding the cause and fixing it the right way.

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Is there an update on the winners yet ?
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:59 PM   #38
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Working on the drawling now. I'll update soon. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:15 PM   #39
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Well, I just used Random.org to pick our 5 Winners. Thanks to everyone who joined our contest. It was a lot of fun!

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If your one of the winners please PM me your Name, email address, and mailing address so I can forward it on.

Congrats guys!
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This was super fun. Hope there are more!
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Working on the drawling now. I'll update soon. Thanks.
Thanks for running such a wonderful (and fair) contest. But who am I to say?! The only other thing (in life) that I won is $1.00 from the back of a soft drink cap!
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:10 AM   #42
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While it took about 20 years, at least my adventure in diy finally paid off! Congrats to the other luck recipients and thanks to DIY and TOSCA for organizing and sponsoring respectively.
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Congrats to the 5 winners! And Thank You to TOSCA for sponsoring!

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Thanks DIY. Never thought I would win a prize for the headache I went thru but Im glad I did.
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Haha nice, I did not expect to win!

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