Re: well, there goes our Christmas gift GOOD NEWS!!
we got a refer to a retired gentleman who still does plumbing on the side. he came out and found the problem. a loose connection leaking caused the breaker on the heater to trip. he repaired the connection, reset the breaker, and stayed until he was sure we had hot water.
total bill = $45
if anyone needs any work done in the kershaw or heath springs area, PM me and i'll give you his contact info.
this week the average low at night has been 15. that's insane and about 20 degrees low for around here at this time of year. at the moment we could not survive with the heater down. so much for algore and his BS.
Well, I was starting to get really pissed off, our house is only 3 years old. But this gentleman took good care of us today on the WH. Now our last house did lose the AC unit after about 15 yrs. I'm with you Frost, PIA!!! But all is good in Rotten land tonight!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Well, they were till tonight. God forbid I ran the dishwasher and thought about taking a nice hot shower tonight before bed :cry: :cry: The damn thing tripped it's breaker again. Not a house breaker but one on the water heater it's self. I'm all done, calling a plumber tomorrow and having a new one put in. The fellow who came out yesterday did his job and I was really pleased with him. From the surface, it appears to be a simple problem, but when an internal breaker keeps tripping and hasn't till now..... well we know better there. But I'm not far off hiring an attorney here. Since we closed on the house on 2-6-07, the new dishwasher had a cracked control panel on move in, the built in microwave had to be replaced on my dime right at Thanksgiving this year, the cook top has an issue with one of the burners that showed up in the last month, and my nice jacuzzi tub in the master bath didn't work for the first 6 months I had the house. And the caulking is all messed up on the jets on it. I had builder repairmen out here on a regular basis for close to a year after closing on a routine basis, I'm not a happy camper right now!!! I had planned on replacing the builder package appliances in about 5 years from closing but I sure didn't plan on doing it now, and I'm suspicious of wiring and plumbing with a water heater that constantly messes up and trips. So if any of you guys know a good, solid, bonded, insured plumber with good references in the Kershaw SC area who would like a job replacing a water heater in a brand new house, let me know. I don't like electric problems and breakers flipping and I sure don't like appliances that don't work. This one is gone over the next day or two!!! I'm tired of playing with this!!!
I had a furnace that lasted in the house for 35 years.
The gas furnace part was underneath the house.
I listened to that thing go through its "light-up sequence" for years.
I'm not sure, but there is'nt always some new engineer out there who is trying to prove he has a better idea?