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Posted: 1/25/2014 5:24:32 PM EDT
It used to be my favorite season, this winter fucking sucks. Work has been hell. Super busy and working 14 hour days, except on Wednesday.

Tuesday was pretty cold, and for some reason, our hot water pipe to the upstairs bathroom froze. Whenever it got very cold and windy, it would freeze. I couldn't figure out why, until Wednesday.

I get a call from my frantic wife, saying that there is water pouring in the kitchen, out of the light fixtures and smoke detector. I explain to her how to turn the water off in the basement and she gets it. I come right home, and I thought I always knew right where it was freezing, because when we moved in to the house, I had to fix a pipe in the kitchen ceiling that was broken. So I got the step ladder, climbed up and punched a hole in the ceiling right there. Fuck. Everything is nice and dry here.

So then she tells me that the water was really pouring out of another light fixture, not the same one I just put a fresh hole next to. So I head over there, and punched another hole. Bingo! There it is.

Then it all came together for me. These water pipes ran right along with the bathroom vent for the down stairs bathroom. Over the spring, or last winter the flapper for the vent outlet on the side of the house disappeared, but I didn't notice it until there were baby birds in there, pretty far back. I didn't want to put one on and smell rotten baby birds for a few weeks, so I said Ill wait until they fly the coup, and put a new vent cover on. Well, I procrastinated, then I forgot, until Wednesday night.

The birds had one hell of a nest at the hole I made. They punched through the vent, and made a mansion between those floor joists. Unfortunatly for me, the whole in the vent pipe was right along side of my hot water pipe, leading upstairs.

So after my TL;DR story, fuck you winter. Fuck you birds. Fuck you procrastination. And fuck water too.

Fuck.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:04:54 PM EDT
So no one gives a shit about the hole in my ceiling, or how lazy I am?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:09:28 PM EDT
That sucks
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:12:48 PM EDT
Since the work is partially done you could put an elevator shaft there.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:13:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By casey1:
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You're right! I am half way to the second floor, after all.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:16:08 PM EDT
I'd post a pic of me and My daughter flying a kite. But, I've been drinking and I'm on my phone. So enjoy global warming.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:17:30 PM EDT
My advice to you is to start drinking heavily
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:18:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Vinny:
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Well, I started that before this thread. Now I just have to stare at that hole every time I go for another beer in the fridge.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:18:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TailHunter:
I'd post a pic of me and My daughter flying a kite. But, I've been drinking and I'm on my phone. So enjoy global warming.
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Truth be told, I love the cold. I just hate some of the shit that comes with it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:20:56 PM EDT
No elevator, a firemans pole.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:27:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DrRemulak:
No elevator, a firemans pole.
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Hmm.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:27:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:


Truth be told, I love the cold. I just hate some of the shit that comes with it.
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Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
Originally Posted By TailHunter:
I'd post a pic of me and My daughter flying a kite. But, I've been drinking and I'm on my phone. So enjoy global warming.


Truth be told, I love the cold. I just hate some of the shit that comes with it.


I've promised my daughter she will see snow. I think next year I will be able to take her
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:34:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TailHunter:


I've promised my daughter she will see snow. I think next year I will be able to take her
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Originally Posted By TailHunter:
Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
Originally Posted By TailHunter:
I'd post a pic of me and My daughter flying a kite. But, I've been drinking and I'm on my phone. So enjoy global warming.


Truth be told, I love the cold. I just hate some of the shit that comes with it.


I've promised my daughter she will see snow. I think next year I will be able to take her


Shit, at this rate you shouldn't have to go too far north next year.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:39:59 PM EDT
I admire the work of our feathered buddies
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:49:01 PM EDT
Is that plastic dryer vent for an exhaust?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:49:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wwace:
I admire the work of our feathered buddies
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I kinda did too, as I pulled an entire trash bag worth of shit out, between those floor joists. I did pull a dried out feather friend, along with all of that shit, also.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:50:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By chadwimc:
Is that plastic dryer vent for an exhaust?
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Don't be silly. Its only 3 inches, not 4.
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