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Plumbing Endgame

Regular readers may have noticed that after a couple posts about our sewer backup and subsequent excavation, we never got around to posting about how it all turned out.  This wasn’t just a case of lazy blogging.  We’ve spent the … Continue reading

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Hot Water Temperature Mystery

Over the past week, we’ve been noticing that the hot water coming out of our faucets is MUCH hotter than usual.  When we first moved in, we turned down the temperature of our new hot water heater from the factory … Continue reading

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Plumbing Excavation

So, we are ringing in the New Year with an only temporarily-resolved sewer pipe situation. The excavation team did indeed arrive on Monday morning and proceeded to dig a big trench across our gravel driveway.  They located and removed the … Continue reading

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Plumbing Disaster

It’s pretty amazing how a home maintenance issue can go from zero to crisis in no time at all.  Everybody tells you about this when you’re preparing to buy a house, but it’s difficult to fully appreciate until you have … Continue reading

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It’s A Trap

Tina was doing some dinner dishes a few days back when the sink started draining very slowly.  We couldn’t see any obstruction looking down the drain, so I decided to remove the s-trap and check for blockage.  Sure enough, a … Continue reading

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Modest Bathroom Renovations

A couple weeks back I wrote about some fancy renovations we wanted to do in the first floor bathroom.  After thinking it over some more, though, it seemed like we might want to focus our efforts and budget on a part of … Continue reading

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