Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Water Heater Update, with pictures!!

So I put a status message on Facebook about not having hot water, and I wish my water heater was working, and how I had to wash my hair with cold water.  My sister (Trey's mother-in-law)  has Facebook. :)    

Trey and Patty are on their way to my house as I type to fix my water heater!  Hopefully I'll soon have hot water!!  And when I do I'm taking a shower and staying put until I use it all up... and it better refill!!

I will fill you all in later!!!

I should have done that weeks ago!


Later that evening...

One of the heating elements was totally fried!!  It could have happened if the tank wasn't full, the element was dry and it fried.  New element was $10.  We replaced both top and bottom elements, just to be safe.   No leakage this time and I had hot water in less than an hour.  Last time it was 2 days.

This is what a heating element should look like

 This is the element Trey removed from my one-month old water heater.  

A close up of the element.  Think maybe it was defective?

So so so happy now!  It's late but tomorrow I am going to enjoy a nice hot leisurely shower... maybe even two.


kden said...

Facebook does have its advantages. Glad you're in hot water again ;-)

slommler said...

Oh that is wonderful!! And thank God for Facebook!! That rocks!!!
Enjoy your shower

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Take 3, you smell. ;-)

Ina in Alaska said...

Sounds like Trey's MIL has him under control! Hooray for HOTH2O (PS that is my license plate!!) xo

Captain Dumbass said...

Bet that first shower was heavenly.

linlah said...

Yay for hot water and sisters

Yaya' s Home said...

I'm so glad you have hot water, again. That is one thing that can really make a difference in your day.

~ Yaya

gayle said...

Aww so glad your hot water heater is finally working! I thought for a minute there I was going to have to send my husband over:)
Facebook is a wonderful thing...most of the time.