Saturday, November 8, 2008

Plumbing Adventures

Last Tuesday I went out to move the laundry and noticed a small puddle around the water heater stand. Curious, I peeked around the side and . . .

IT HAD CRACKED! The stand had cracked and the water heater was tipping, dripping, and gradually ripping off the wall. If any of you have plastic water heater stands, please replace them TOMORROW. We were lucky. If the stand had cracked all the way and the water heater had fallen it might have broken the gas line and spewed flammable vapors into my garage. Maybe if it had happened while we were camping last weekend our garage would have blown up when we came home and clicked the garage door opener.

Cool.

4 comments:

becbloggin said...

shwew! so glad you caught that one :O!

Kathy said...

another sign of those "tender mercies" - eh? bad event, but good timing - seems to happen frequently here in mortality! so, i'm wondering - why can't the water heater just sit on the cement floor? seems infinitely safer. both of our two water heaters sit on the slab... just curious...

Rebecca Mother of A Tribe said...

Something about avoiding flammable fumes. I don't know.

Frozen Cacti said...

Is that what caused the first fire?

It's fun having a little excitement every once in a while, right?