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Posted February 21, 2011 - 06:43 PM

I woke up this morning to my well pump running non-stop. There wasn't anyone else up yet to be running any water, so I figured that I'd better go check it out. When I got to the basement, There was water POURING out of the bottom of the expansion tank and 4" of water in the lower part of the basement! (there is a floor drain, but it just wasn't keeping up with the torrent) Well I shut the valve and toddled off to work, leaving my wife a note that there wasn't any water, I'd fix it when I got home. As I'm driving home from work, the sky opens up and it starts SNOWING...like it really means it too! Got home made all the arrangements for the kids and ran off to Lowes. Took me an hour and 15 minutes to drive 15 miles round trip and we got 3" of snow in the time it took me to get there and back. I'm rambling...Long story short, the new tank is in and we have water again...and a whole lot of snow LOL! Just thought I'd share this wonderful experience with all of you.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 06:56 PM

Sorry to hear about your problems. Glad you're back together again.

I bet the floor drain was struggling with all the groundwater and whatnot.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 07:13 PM

It always sucks when something happens with the water or electric. It always happens at the most inopportune times too. Glad you got everything worked out and fixed up :D

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Glad to hear you are back up and running!

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Steve, sorry to hear you had that problem,but glad to hear you got it solved.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 07:41 PM

At least it is fixed now the fun part of drying everything out.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:19 PM

At least it is fixed now the fun part of drying everything out.


Times like this make me glad that I've never finished the basement! Thanks all for the comments.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Times like this make me glad that I've never finished the basement! Thanks all for the comments.


In that case think indoor pool. Sorry couldn't resist.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Glad you were able to fix it.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Glad you had that floor drain!! I had a similar experience a few years ago. Went down the basement, for something, and heard a hissing noise. Traced it down to the pressure tank. There was a small pinhole on the back side of the tank. Must have just started leaking, because there was only a small puddle of water on the floor... lucky!

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:43 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your problem, but glad to know that you were able to fix it. The snow that you were driving through has now made it our way.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:54 PM

Glad you got it fixed and thank God for floor drains, It could have been a swimming pool when you got up.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:59 PM

In that case think indoor pool. Sorry couldn't resist.


:bigrofl:

Glad you got it fixed and thank God for floor drains, It could have been a swimming pool when you got up.


...except my furnace is in the lower part of the basement! I guess that would make it a heated pool LOL!

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:06 AM

And I was just thinking... add a coal burner and go for hot-tub!
I was expecting that snow here too, but it never made it past warren it looks like.
Very glad you were able to catch it in time before any colateral damage occured.
Murphey sure is an expert at timing, that is for sure.




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