The inlaws told Lorna that they were getting no hot water a short while ago. I went to take a look an hour ago. Found that power was getting to the unit but when I unscrewed the top access panel looking for activity lights I found a charred mess like this:
Once we got on board I took my long lens to the upper deck and snapped whatever caught my attention. This gallery contains shots of the landscape. I’ll have another with the pelicans and birds next. It seems that the pelicans have migrated down to the docks from the beach since our last cruise out of canaveral a couple of years ago.
When we came home there was a bit of water on the floor in the back basement. At the time I put it down to a big storm overwhelming my drain channel to the sump.
This evening I discovered otherwise…when then ran the water for our little master bathroom (presumably when they built the house) they used thin, curved water lines to get from the basement ceiling through to the walls to the second floor (there’s a pocket between the floor joists that is between the porch slab and the floor above that is very awkward to work in).
The cold water line developed a couple of leaks in the past and I’ve cut bits of it out and extended the half inch line that feeds it to compensate. This one (the hot) is a kicker though as the step down from half inch to the little stuff is further out and the leak is well inside the boxed in area.
This comes up into the front wall of the house in the entry way. I’m currently torn between salvaging the step-down (couldn’t buy new ones at home depot last time around so I reused the one I had) and then cutting the flex line above the leak and sweating it back together or hacking open the wall in the entry way and trying to re-fit this with a ninety degree elbow and in-line splice on up.
One is quicker if it works while the other seems like a better long term solution to the problem.
I’ll wind up deciding come morning….or if I try the quick route, reality may decide for me 🙂
The day came to pack up and head from Cocoa Beach to our short cruise. The morning dawned bright and clear but the day promised to get rougher towards afternoon.