2022-11-18 - 8:08 a.m.
SO the plumber assigned to fix the leaking toilet called first thing and is scheduled to come out on Monday.
Hope this repair is quick and easy.
1. Seems mechanism inside that measures water level stopped working so it- the thing with float ( not clue what called- the thing you can adjust water level you intend with a scredriver. Messing around with the screw that is supposed to change water level chosen makes no difference so the thing inside making water stop flowing once measures level is broken)
2. The valve going into the toilet is not shutting all the way so when try to shut off the water
It is still filling and then constantly draining.
The only option is to shut off ALL the water upstairs and do the running back and forth to turn it off and on ( STILL!! ) when my tenant is not home ( She doesn't mind me entering the basement)
And shut off when can ( like when tenant not here and not a disruption)
But honestly it is going to be off more than on
like when at work over the weekend. It's her days off work and after the past few weeks of disruption she deserved to enjoy her apt space without intrusion.
She is at work so I ran down just now to cut the water for a bit. Mainly cause you know how a little drip can drive one crazy
Well that constant running water through the wall that I am hearing from the hall bathroom is driving me crazy.
There was no way the plumbers here would tend to it. I tried.
I am lucky they got the water heater in
EVEN THOUGH they very rudely installed it and when done I looked at it and I noticed that there is not a decent line from the drain on the bottom-
SO they have the drip pan but did not align that with the drain hole. So they show it to me and I ask
Of course they already connected the plumbing at top
But what the heck I just asked once when saw the misalignment and let it be.
BUT THEN after they were gone, I went down to CLEAN The space. I mean when folks do work I have learned- most don't clean up 100%.
Its like they do it ALMOST all the way. I swear something is forgotton-- always.
AND it was just a good time to take a bucket of soapy water and rag and dust out the whole space- walls, as far up as I can reach, floor, get all the dust and debri done-
Heck there is an air vent from that utlity room to the adjacent basement living room area.
Cleaning up utlilty spaces and basements, crawl spaces can do alot for the air quality. I mean so many , myself included, just let those spaces go... as we are not in them, using them.
So I go down pick up some rags they left on the floor soaked with water. ( I don't want mold for sure!) I also had to re-set up the dehumidifier I had moved out of there which is on all the time with a drain hose attached. (Best thing ever- to attach a drain hose and set your humidity and just have the thing drain.)
I am cleaning the floor- then I see more wet paper towels and rags tucked behind the water heater and pull those out-
from one, honestly I was not concerned)
Had I done that I might not have been surprised to find that the wate lines from the TOP release valve - based on the position of the release valve- go to the BACK of the water heater
and the end of it is this u cap thing which really stupidly hits against the wall
in other words the set up is ridiculous in how the pressure release valve
YEAH That one you are , so I now have learned, supposed to release a couple times a year-
DRAINS with the termination of the pipe NOT all the way down in the drip pan
So if test the release valve you basically just shoot water all over the place, against the back wall , into the floor and flooding the area that was flooded from the leak before.
BASICALLY there is a need for a longer line to drain the water into the drip pan is what it looks like to me.
And it looks like they reattached the pre-existing drain line there.
In other words I have a new water heater
And its great the thing is a 60 gallon when I had a 40 gallon before.
But they did not do a stellar job at setting it up and left that release drain the ends with the curved cap part that directs the water TO The wall is really just stupid. I am sure it is cause they used the pre-existing line and it had that curved (not sure what called? JOINT? Looks like a joint- intended to connect TWO lines)-
and they were being impatient and wanted to be done so were sloppy.
I am just tired of dealing with this plumbing company that took so long to get out here to begin with.
BUT I will call and first ask them to do that please.
I took pictures.
I feel like I might have to go to the hardware store and figure this one out myself in the end-
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