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Old April 1 2014, 02:07 AM   #31
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Re: When appliances break...

Dryers are so easy. There's like 4 parts to them.

Whoever did the plumbing in this house originally really did not want these pipes to ever be removed. It's hard to replace the broken ones when you can't get the old ones out!
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Old April 1 2014, 02:15 AM   #32
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Dryers are so easy. There's like 4 parts to them.

Whoever did the plumbing in this house originally really did not want these pipes to ever be removed. It's hard to replace the broken ones when you can't get the old ones out!
Ok, I'll take that as a challenge. If you can fix a dryer, so can I.
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Old April 1 2014, 05:12 AM   #33
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Re: When appliances break...

Just be careful about sharp things... The lint screen pull busted and we'd been taking it out with a screwdriver... I dropped the screwdriver down the shaft... My dad went to get it...
Result? ER trip for Dad...
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Old April 1 2014, 05:49 PM   #34
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Re: When appliances break...

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Ok, I'll take that as a challenge. If you can fix a dryer, so can I.
Especially if it's just the wheels, you should try it yourself.

The only reason I ended up replacing my old dryer was because the motor burned out, but most of the other parts are relatively easy to fix.
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Old April 1 2014, 05:50 PM   #35
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Re: When appliances break...

Meanwhile, in my basement...

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Old April 1 2014, 06:42 PM   #36
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Re: When appliances break...

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Meanwhile, in my basement...
That is one old valve. I tried to warn you!
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[...] it's a good time to replace any gate valves you can with ball valves.
Still, you're in the home stretch, good luck.
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Old April 1 2014, 06:46 PM   #37
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Re: When appliances break...

I know. I only stopped last night because I was starving and needed to eat. And then I passed out in my chair.

I WILL FINISH THIS TODAY!
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Old April 2 2014, 04:21 AM   #38
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Re: When appliances break...

Did you get it done?
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Old April 2 2014, 04:30 AM   #39
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It is warming up as we speak.
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Old April 2 2014, 06:07 AM   #40
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I just took a hot shower!
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Old April 2 2014, 06:30 PM   #41
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Re: When appliances break...

Glad you have hot water. I'd never attempt a repair like that, especially a gas hot water heater.
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Old April 2 2014, 06:34 PM   #42
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Gas doesn't bother me too much. As long as you know where all the shut offs are, it's quite safe.
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Old July 7 2014, 07:53 AM   #43
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Re: When appliances break...

Well, I managed to make it exactly 3 months without anything else breaking.

Nothing lasts forever, though. Went out of town this weekend for the holiday, and I came back to a warm refrigerator. The freezer is working fine, so I'm hoping it just needs to be defrosted (or something equally easy to fix). But damn, it's always something, isn't it?
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Old July 7 2014, 03:14 PM   #44
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Re: When appliances break...

We had to replace the Refrigerator and Dish Washer in quick sucsession. Plus we also did had to replace the water heater also back in January. When we had the Backup Generator installed, when the gas company went to restart our water heater they discovered it was burning through the side wall of the water heater. It was a 40 gallon and we replaced it with a higher efficiency 50 gallon one.

We need to paint our house and replace the gutters this summer. We have some rot on the fascia nd want to fix it quick. So we're getting quotes for both. We also have to remove two ash trees because of ash beetle invasion. At some point soon we're going to need to replace our heat & AC systems, they are original to the house. So both very old and not very efficient.
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