Water heaters are evil - by The Angry Flagman
Water heaters are evil
- by The Angry Flagman - 5/21/2008 - 7:19:19 am Time: 18 mins 15 secs
v1- by The Angry Flagman - 5/21/2008 7:19:19 am
Time: 18 mins 15 secs
The Angry Flagman5/21/2008 8:08:18 am
2:30am Attempt to take a shower before work...notice there is no hot water
2:45am Check closet notice water coming from confined space behind panel in closet.... Shit.
3:30am Leave for work with out shower pissed off.
4:00am Work. Plan on taking half personal day to call repair man.
7:30am Tell working foreman that I'm going home at 8 to fix heater. Temp foreman speaks up and suggests I be written up for a non emergency leave, I suggest to him the he light himself on fire and fuck off.
8:00am Leave work even more pissed off as temp foreman refuses to light him self on fire.
8:30am Arrive home get on computer and check 10E while I figure out what to do.
8:45am remove all my stuff from closet and remove panel from heater space.
9:00am hook hose to tank drain and run it through the trailer and out back door.
9:30am Fall asleep in closet while waiting for tank to drain.
10:am Wake to horrible back and neck pain, realize the tank is not draining and has not drained but is still full (Water that has leaked out came from a bypass when the heater over heated during the night).
10:30 Call father to come look at heater and bring drill pump.
1100am Check 10E again.
11:45 Father on scene, looks a heater and determines that it is indeed the heater elements that burned out.
12:00 Attempt to pump out water with drill pump... no luck.
1:00pm Father perplexed over lack of draining states he has a luncheon to attend and exits the scene.
1:30pm Check 10E.
2:00pm Lunch
2:20pm Play with bees nest in back yard bore quickly as it only has three wasps in it.
2:30 attempt to drain water tank
3:00 Write down heater element info and head to Lowes.
3:15 Trying to get one of the so helpful employees to answer a question.
3:45 They don't have the right wattage so they tell me to use lesser wattage elements and that I may have to just pull them out without draining the tank (40 gallon tank in a closet).
4:00 Home again, pull drain valve apart and notice its packed full of lime scale or calcium deposits. Poke around inside with a wire and get a trickle of water.
5:00 Still applying poke and drain method.
6:00 Check 10E
6:15 Poke and drain
7:00 Call foreman at home and tell him I'm not coming to work tomorrow.
7:30 Food
8:00 Drain finally opens and I flood my closet with 10 gallons of water before I get my hose back on.
8:30 Trailer now filled with mosquitoes as the back door was left open I Check 10E
9:00pm Tank filling.
10:00 Have hot water!
10:30 Check 10E
11:00 Bed.
mrae5/21/2008 11:50:33 am
mine is in cahoots with the washing machine
The Angry Flagman5/21/2008 2:17:43 pm
Oh yeah, they're all in on it together. The dryer is probably in on it too. I think it was the furnaces idea.
fatribz5/21/2008 3:02:11 pm
so much pain
mrae5/21/2008 5:33:31 pm
and don't get me started on small appliances, like the mixer, i mean really, how can anyone possibly trust something with appendages called beaters?!
ayle7115/21/2008 6:50:24 pm
water tank = devil spawn

thank God you had 10E to maintain your sanity...so sorry for the misfortunate day :(
yanbu5/21/2008 7:15:00 pm
that's a long ass day. i laughed a lot about your suggestion back to your boss. all that for hot water again, were you really playing with a bees nest?
The Angry Flagman5/22/2008 12:18:25 am
There are some yellow jackets building a nest on my snow blower so I figured I would have a little fun with them.