Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Heidelberg Germany
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domestic inundation killed my easter shape
last autumn we decided to recondition our bath and toilet rooms ... and 5 weeks ago a troop of plumbers took our house in possession, just in time for me to start my spring training after the works being finished - THOUGHT I!
When they finally had terminated their work (10 days ago) and removed all their stuff from (nearly all) rooms and sunny weekend came I started my first 1 hour tour just to see if all is fixed and to adapt myself for larger tasks, which will be a 10 days Alps mountain tour in august. When I came back home I looked forward to my first shower experience, but: NO HOT WATER!
I went to the heating cellar (naked and freezing) in order to examine the hot water supply (maybe they had forgotten to untwist the tap). When I touched the tap it immediately began to squirt like a sprinkler, I could have taken my shower here, but it was TOO HOT. I ran to another cellar room, where the main tap is and closed it: no more water today! Without a shower I went to bed. The next day the plumbers came, fixed the defective tap and examined the shower: there was a small ceramic part whose hot water hole was not broken through and so they broke it through. Thank you, mister plumber.
We had a few days of recovery. I couldn't ride, but we enjoyed our bath.
the day before yesterday night - I already had some seconds of sleep - I heard a sound like "plipp, plipp, plipp..." and I went to see, what had happened: the toilet flushing had not stopped and now the water was flooding the edge of the basin: the discharge pipe was clogged and now the water found a new way from second floor to first floor and then to the cellar.
I didn't sleep that night...
The following day the plumber came and now we have some noisy drying machines to make our nights more interesting.
Today they came for an examination of the discharge pipe, I fear to come home.
That's why I haven't my normal easter shape yet.