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Posted: 12/15/2005 7:29:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:20:14 PM EDT by hamptonyellowdog]
I just came home from a 34hr shift and the heat is out in my house. All I wanted was to go to bed. Now I have to wait up for a over paid plumber to come and replace a thermo coupling (that I could have done myself). Shit all that OT money washed down the drain.

So It is about midnight here and all the plumbing stores are closed and I finally found a service guy to come to my house. It cost $216 bucks merry christmas fucker!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:34:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hamptonyellowdog:
I just came home from a 34hr shift and the heat is out in my house. All I wanted was to go to bed. Now I have to wait up for a over paid plumber to come and replace a thermo coupling (that I could have done myself). Shit all that OT money washed down the drain.



If you could do it yourself, why didn't you? A thermocouple is only a few bucks [not what you're gonna be charged tho] can be changed with very few tools, and can be done in 10 or 15 minutes. All you would need is the correct length, 24", 36" or 48" are the most common. Lowes, menards, or any big box usually has some.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:34:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hamptonyellowdog:
I just came home from a 34hr shift and the heat is out in my house. All I wanted was to go to bed. Now I have to wait up for a over paid plumber to come and replace a thermo coupling (that I could have done myself). Shit all that OT money washed down the drain.



That truly sucks but at least you got home and the pipes weren't frozen, that would have been ugly!!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:36:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:36:46 PM EDT by cluster]
think of it this way...

if you hadnt work all that OT you would be in a cold house for a week while you came up with the cash...

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:36:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:36:58 PM EDT by warlord]
Me I would've waited till tomorrow.

I changed the termocouple on my heater, it took me 2 days to track down the correct one, and it took me 5 minutes to install because of constant interruptions. Saved myself beaucoup amount of money.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:40:50 PM EDT
Ever notice...whenever you think you might get a lil extra money, something always come up.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gunslinger10mm:
Ever notice...whenever you think you might get a lil extra money, something always come up.



Roger that.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:21:36 PM EDT
Dude, if its down to 40...32 aint that far away...

I think I would be turning off the water pronto and draining those pipes from the lowest point possible.
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