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Old 11-09-12, 02:59 PM   #1
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Plumbing leaks are the worst

My in-laws have a leak in their bathroom apparently.

My wife goes up to her parents house close to once a week with the kids for a change of pace, and when they went up yesterday the bathroom sink's faucet was dripping. When they got there my Son went in the bathroom to wash his hands, but when he came out grandpa got mad at him for because he didn't move "the bowl" before he washed his hands.

Grandpa put a bowl under the sink. To catch the drips. These are the drips that are dripping from the bathroom faucet, that would be dripping into the basin if they weren't caught by the bowl. Grandpa is pretty OCD at times but keeping water out of the sink is pretty excessive, even for him.

He did tell my wife later that he doesn't want the sink to get stained so that's why he put the bowl there. But don't be dirtying up his bowl with your handwashing filth! Maybe I should some bowl liners as a present for the in-laws?
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Old 11-09-12, 03:05 PM   #2
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id pit him in a home
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I think gas leaks could be worse
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Was he saving the water for anything? Like watering plants? I would have told him that the bowl water/soapy water was used to wash the sink out.
Yes, it's frustrating but Im just guessing he's used to doing things his way and not used to having kids around. He'll get over it. Don't let it upset you. Granted it seems to be a little nit picky, at least you still have him around for the good AND the bad times.
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Old 11-09-12, 03:13 PM   #5
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id pit him in a home

Why? If you'd put a man in a home for wanting to do things his way, we should have committed you a long time ago.
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Why? If you'd put a man in a home for wanting to do things his way, we should have committed you a long time ago.
It was my attempt at humor
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How can they be worse when they feel so good?
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Well...I guess I'd ask why he doesn't replace the valve or hire a plumber to do it. But...I just hired two different plumbers in the course of the week and now we'll not be able to eat for the rest of the month. I was so looking forward to Thanksgiving...but no longer.
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I own & manage some rentals. Tenants are surprised when I tell them I pay for water. They're used to water being free. Went to one unit to check why the water bill was so high. Pulling up in the driveway, I saw a stream of water coming down the driveway from a leaking hose bib. Tenant actually said "That's O.K. it's not really leaking". Complained loudly when I shut the water off for 10 minutes.

Or when I saw a guy repair a $1.75 drainpipe with $5.00 worth of tape. Unsuccessfully. Ruined the $150 vanity.

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Plumbing problems are ok. Men without any handyman skills are the worst.
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I think gas leaks could be worse
At their age, there are probably quite a few gas leaks.
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I think a leak is better than a blockage any day.
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As a home owner, nothing bothers me more than water leaks or faucet drips. Plumbing, roofing, etc. just send me on frantic trips to Home Depot to get whatever I need to fix them. I think it is due to my kids when they were younger always trying to find a new way to flood the house. Which reminds me, if you don't own a wet/dry Shop Vac, you should.
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I'm not a plumber but I've done a lot of plumbing repairs. I think faucet repair can be tough- how to take it apart, will it even come apart, are parts available, etc. You might be better off going to HomeDepot and buying a nice new faucet set.

I went into my parents house about a year ago and when I first walked in the door I smelled a musty wood smell. It had occurred slowly so they didn't notice it. Their master bedroom is in one end of the house and they don't go into the other end of the house much. I went back there and after awhile I heard a water leak. That end of the house is older and is pier and beam construction. The access hatch is in the floor of a closet, a closet that was completley full of my mother's old blankets and stuff. I unloaded the closet, opened the hatch and stuck my head through the opening. I found that a hot water pipe had sprung a leak and was spewing water into the crawlspace. They hired a plumber and got it repaired. No telling how long it had leaked or how long it would have gone unrepaired if I hadn't gone in there and smelled the problem.
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Get under that sink with a can(or 3) of Great Stuff and let-er rip.A big enough wad of that crap will hold back the Mississippi and dad will not be able to put a bowl under the sink.

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I think arterial leaks are much worse.
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......and leaky plumbing on people.
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Leaks downstream from the toilet can be fun to fix.
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A leaky faucet is usually just a 50 cent gasket, no?
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I think biological "plumbing" leaks could be worse.
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One of my best "leaks" was not really a leak. It was a 4 yr old. He washed his hands in a hall bathroom just prior to us taking a long family stroll through the neighborhood. The sink did not have an overflow protection and he left the water running with the trap closed. We get home and I walk down the hall through squishy carpet. Hmm...open the door to the bathroom and water is flowing over and off the counter like a little Niagra Falls. Quickly turn off the water and assess the damage. Whoever designed this counter also decided to put large built in storage drawers on either side of the sink. We decided it would be a great place to store towels, blankets, etc. Those drawers are completely full of water. Did I mention you should own a wet/dry Shop Vac? Very handy for such calamity. This same young person would later flood the house two more times and, thanks to his mother, is still alive.
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One of my best "leaks" was not really a leak. It was a 4 yr old. He washed his hands in a hall bathroom just prior to us taking a long family stroll through the neighborhood. The sink did not have an overflow protection and he left the water running with the trap closed. We get home and I walk down the hall through squishy carpet. Hmm...open the door to the bathroom and water is flowing over and off the counter like a little Niagra Falls. Quickly turn off the water and assess the damage. Whoever designed this counter also decided to put large built in storage drawers on either side of the sink. We decided it would be a great place to store towels, blankets, etc. Those drawers are completely full of water. Did I mention you should own a wet/dry Shop Vac? Very handy for such calamity. This same young person would later flood the house two more times and, thanks to his mother, is still alive.
Toddlers, man. Toddlers.
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Toddlers are one of nature's most destructive forces.
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You know, instead of hiring an inspector to check out the next house I want to buy (if the current one also falls through at the seller rectifying inspection problems stage), maybe I should just let the girl loose in any house we choose for say 2-3 hours. If it's still standing, we might have a winner.
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You know, instead of hiring an inspector to check out the next house I want to buy (if the current one also falls through at the seller rectifying inspection problems stage), maybe I should just let the girl loose in any house we choose for say 2-3 hours. If it's still standing, we might have a winner.
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