OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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Here Comes Trouble.....

Just when you think all is going fairly smoothly around the house, Murphy rears its ugly head.  Sooner or later, we all get a visit from this annoying non-person.  When you are a homeowner, you expect that there will be repairs and maintenance.  In fact, you can almost count on it.

Not too long ago, maybe about a week or so I had noticed that when the main bath tub was used, there would be a small amount of water that had found its way to the floor in the master bathroom.  We only used the main bathroom/tub when our grandson stayed the night.  That is where I would give him a bath.

I mentioned and showed my husband the water that was seeping into the master bathroom (and God knows where else).  He said he would look at it this weekend.  After removing the vanity from our bathroom and cutting into the drywall behind the tub, he could see that there was definitely a leak.  But from this particular vantage point he could not get to where the leak was.


You know what that means, right?  Yep, he moved into the dining room which has a wall that backs up   to the drain/faucet area of the tub.  Another hole in the drywall....

The damage is a cracked drain pipe that is attached to the drain in the new tub.  New tub as in it was just installed less than 6 months ago, along with the new tile, new toilet, and new vanity. I won't name names but we do like to do our own home repair, so I imagine while installing the new tub, we somehow managed to crack that pipe..... without knowing it.

Well, after a long day yesterday of searching down the leak, my husband is fairly sure that it can be repaired with out removing the tub and just using the *new* access panel in the dining room.  I sure hope so.......

After church today, I am hoping the leak can be fixed. Without incurring more damage.  And without sucking up all the money in the bank. I am looking on the bright side.

16 comments:

Niki said...

That sucks, I hope it gets fixed as easily as possible.

jpkittie said...

OH NO!

Sharon said...

I hate leaks...they are so insidious...glad your hubby can make the repairs himself. That could be very expensive! We are having our basement drywall repaired today. Luckily, it will only cost us $100.00. Of course, then there is painting and carpeting....it just never ends!

Here's hoping your repair stays low in cost!!

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

Thanks Everyone! I hope it is repaired quickly and inexpensively..... but you know how that goes! :)

Jan said...

Labor seems to be the most expensive part of any repair so it's nice that your husband is so handy. Hopefully it will go smoothly.

Jane said...

Well I guess that's better than it being on an OUTSIDE wall. AND it's a good thing your hubby is handy! I'd have to call a repairman or two. Sure hope it's not too big of an expense!

The Debt Whisperer said...

It's a good thing the leak made itself known!

It could have gone on for years undetected; all the while rotting all the wood around it and growing mold.

Whenever working with an old house with cast iron pipes it is important to avoid stressing those pipes because, if you do, the result can be exactly what you experienced.

Maureen said...

I really wish i had a handy Hubby.
If mine tried a job like that we would be left sailing off down the street in our bath.

Aloysa said...

We just had a leak ourselves. Last weekend, in the kitchen. It took all Monday to fix it. I really hate when something like this happens. And the water ruined some of our wood floor. Aggrrr... it was our happy Valentine's!

Yakezie said...

Ugh... remodeling and home improvement ALWAYS costs more and takes longer than expected.

Totally sucks! You'll get through it. Best of luck.

BTW, responded to your comment on my latest post. Wasn't exactly sure what you meant by your statement.

thnx,
Sam

Yakezie said...

Ugh... remodeling and home improvement ALWAYS costs more and takes longer than expected.

Totally sucks! You'll get through it. Best of luck.

BTW, responded to your comment on my latest post. Wasn't exactly sure what you meant by your statement.

thnx,
Sam

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Yakezie said...

Ugh... remodeling and home improvement ALWAYS costs more and takes longer than expected.

Totally sucks! You'll get through it. Best of luck.

BTW, responded to your comment on my latest post. Wasn't exactly sure what you meant by your statement.

thnx,
Sam

Maureen said...

I really wish i had a handy Hubby.
If mine tried a job like that we would be left sailing off down the street in our bath.

The Debt Whisperer said...

It's a good thing the leak made itself known!

It could have gone on for years undetected; all the while rotting all the wood around it and growing mold.

Whenever working with an old house with cast iron pipes it is important to avoid stressing those pipes because, if you do, the result can be exactly what you experienced.

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