Originally Posted by GeoffC
Ricky my dear, when you hammer nails into the wall, make sure there are no pipes to puncture .....
Gash lass, what on earth happened ?
Well, it all started Friday night when the garbage disposal jammed up. I didn't have the right wrench to fix it, so I called the plumber. He couldn't come until Monday, so I went to the hardware store to buy a wrench and try to fix it myself.
I could not get the wrench to budge ... not one inch. So, I figured I'd wait until Monday and have the plumber fix it.
Yesterday, I went into my office to find a half an inch of water on the floor. The office is nowhere near the kitchen, but does share a common wall with the water heater and water softener. So, I went out into the garage, and sure enough, the water softener was leaking. Why it was leaking into the wall, I'll never know.
So, I called the plumber back and said I now had an emergency. He came out, examined the water softener and we agreed, the thing was toast. So, $1,500 for a new water softener. The disposal was also terminal, so $600 for a new disposal, and $400 in labor for the work done on Friday and to be done on Monday and Tuesday.
I am now drying out a lot of electrical equipment in the yard. At least it's sunny ... although it was only 30 degrees (F) when I got up this morning, but there is next to no humidity, so it should dry out pretty quickly.