Warm-water update

When last we looked in on the Great Water Heater Caper of 2016, I was vowing vengeance on the uncooperative elements, which in circumstances like these tend to be all of them.

For maximum spitefulness, I called in at 6:30 am Wednesday, thereby cementing my reputation as a Nasty Person for all time. The tech arrived a couple of hours later with about twice as many tools and, eventually, a sheepish admission: “I think I may have cracked the thermocouple.”

Off to the parts depot to obtain an uncracked thermocouple. He had to eat the cost of it, so it’s probably a good thing he identified the problem component fairly quickly. No further issues, and smiles all around when he left.


  1. fillyjonk »

    4 February 2016 · 9:56 am

    I’d be afraid to call a plumber at 6:30 am, afraid they’d “fire” me as a customer.

    I’m….probably too nice for my own good.

  2. CGHill »

    4 February 2016 · 11:44 am

    If they’re going to advertise that the phone is answered “24 hours,” they have to expect that kind of thing.

  3. fillyjonk »

    4 February 2016 · 11:50 am

    I’m not sure my town has a single “24 hour plumber” other than for things like “A pipe burst and you cannot turn the water off from the meter for some reason.”

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