So I go in to the garage yesterday about noon and I see a pretty big puddle in front of the water heater. It's leaking enough to hear....I'd estimate 1-2 gallons/hour. It hadn't burst yet, but I'm guessing the burst was imminent.
It's on a stand next to the furnace. The heater in one part is spewing a tiny stream of water at the furnace even. Underneath is a slightly raised wooden platform that is there for the water heater, washer and dryer (just to left). The stand is made out of that compressed sawdust type board (what my grandfather used to call horsesh*t board). It's soaked through and probably going to need to be replaced.
My landlord is notoriously slow to respond. I've posed about him before. We've had emergencies before that he's ignored until we handled ourselves and then took off the rent. We had to do this without his approval because he never even called back. This time we called him at 12:30p. In the meantime we turned pilot light off and shut the water valve off.
No response after a few hours, so I call back about 5:00p and told him this time was an emergency. He FINALLY calls back about 9:30p (obviously too late to deal with) and says his handy man will be over tomorrow at 2:30p.
Who else had plumbing related catastrophe this weekend?
OK, to be fair it wasn't a catastrophe because we caught it in time to keep the garage from flooding. Damn lucky (and good) too as we have some of my wife's family heirloom furniture in the garage.