February 7, 2012

hot water!

50 lovely gallons of it streaming into my shower! As a family of 5 we no longer have to stagger showers over the course of a day or two and pray we get more than 2 minutes of luke warm water before the heat is gone. I tested out the shower Sunday morning before church...showered, filled the tub to shave and showered off again and never had the gas kick in to heat the tank. I don't normally use that much water but I figured that equalled me and the kids all bathing in rapid succession. Just Heavenly!

Now our washing machine and dish washer are also working so much better. The mystery smell in the front loader has disappeared.

We borrowed some Shaklee Basic G from a friend to kill the mold on a small patch of dry wall. Seems to have worked.  We hauled off about 10 50 gal trash bags of nasty drywall and sub flooring. A metal collector took the old heater for scrap. Hubby has framed the doorway and hung the door back. There is still drywall to repair, door casings to replace and the steam overflow release line to run. Maybe next weekend we will get that done.

I'm very proud of my Hubby for getting it all cleaned up and replaced in one evening.  He is an electrician by trade and this was his first big experience with plumbing and gas lines. Not to mention he saved us several hundred dollars by doing lots of research and price matching keeping the dent to our budget manageable.

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