Saturday, August 13

Life

Well, That's Something

My hot water heater* just unfailed.

It failed at about 11PM last night, or at least, sometime between 7PM and 11PM.  I ended up having a cold shower, and since it's currently about 7C here, when I say cold shower I mean AAARRGH!!!!   COLDCOLDCOLDCOLD!!!!

I tried resetting it to no avail, and was going to take another look at it in the morning before trying to get it repaired over the weekend when I heard some strange clicky noises coming from outside.  What, I pondered, could be making strange clicky noises at this time of night?

(Turns on hot tap.)
(Waits a few seconds.)
(Receives hot water.)

Well, that's an improvement.

* As opposed to cold water heater.  Well, except that it does heat cold water, there being little point to heating hot water.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:38 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Sounds like it's time to have the thermostat checked.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, August 13 2011 11:20 AM (+rSRq)

2 I think maybe it froze solid.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, August 13 2011 02:00 PM (PiXy!)

3 Of course, we keep our hot water heater next to our vacuum compressor.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, August 13 2011 03:27 PM (+rSRq)

4
there being little point to heating hot water


Actually, superheating provides great increases in efficiency for steam engines of most types.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Saturday, August 13 2011 07:17 PM (EJaOX)

5 Albeit not if the boiler has sprung a leak, which turns out to be what has happened here.  I've shut off the water and the gas until I can get it fixed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 14 2011 01:05 AM (PiXy!)

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