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Old 12-09-2016, 03:44 PM   #381
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It's too cold

It's too hot

I ain't got the money to do it.

Those are my top three.

I can come up with more b.s. if needed..
She has heard them all from me Lol. Really she has been pretty good about it . Getting a new bathroom with a tub is what she really wants.

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Old 12-09-2016, 10:38 PM   #382
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It's too cold



It's too hot



I ain't got the money to do it.



Those are my top three.



I can come up with more b.s. if needed..


You need the other good ones too:
It might rain
It rained
It is raining
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Well ****. My pipes froze
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Well ****. My pipes froze
On the new place or the current cave?
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New house.
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Break or just frozen?

Nothing pisses me off worse than not having water to get my shower - anything else - I can handle.
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Break or just frozen?

Nothing pisses me off worse than not having water to get my shower - anything else - I can handle.
Far as I could tell just frozen. I didn't go in the crawlspace. I will be defrosting tomorrow.
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Break or just frozen?

Nothing pisses me off worse than not having water to get my shower - anything else - I can handle.
You don't find out they are broken until they defrost.
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Thank the plumbing gods for PEX tubing
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Thank the plumbing gods for PEX tubing
You got that right. I made the switch from copper to PEX about 10 years ago. The plumber had a helluva time talking me into it.

After a year of MI winters and no bitches from new homeowners on frozen pipes - I was a True Believer!
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You got that right. I made the switch from copper to PEX about 10 years ago. The plumber had a helluva time talking me into it.

After a year of MI winters and no bitches from new homeowners on frozen pipes - I was a True Believer!
Gives me hope. I will check in after I thaw the place out tomorrow.
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You don't find out they are broken until they defrost.
That's true. With PEX, I'm not nearly as butt puckered as I used to be with copper.

I still actually have cpvc under my old place. Never once froze - not since 1986. Then in 2012 and again last year, we got some walloping cold - and two of the ground floor baths froze AND broke.

That's when I decided I've lost my love for MI winters.
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I wouldn't use anything other than PEX.
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You got that right. I made the switch from copper to PEX about 10 years ago. The plumber had a helluva time talking me into it.

After a year of MI winters and no bitches from new homeowners on frozen pipes - I was a True Believer!
I had to talk my plumber into it. At first he told me I'd have to find another plumber. Then he agreed. Within a year he switched all his builders over to PEX.
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I saw a new development of mid-market homes in PA about 15 years ago. All PEX. It sold me.
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I had to talk my plumber into it. At first he told me I'd have to find another plumber. Then he agreed. Within a year he switched all his builders over to PEX.
I suppose he got his feet wet with a manual tool, and went electric in a hurry? That's what the old timers around here wind up doing.
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I suppose he got his feet wet with a manual tool, and went electric in a hurry? That's what the old timers around here wind up doing.
Yup. He uses Wirsbo, so it's expander, not crimp. Still does the visible stuff in copper and drills all the pex runs though the floor joists in the basement, never clips them to the bottom. So once the insulation is in the floor, you just see clean copper runs from the water tank, boiler, water heater, etc up into the floor joists and that's it.
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Gives me hope. I will check in after I thaw the place out tomorrow.
hmmmm, two days and no update: I hope Dandy Andy didn't do a double-dog dare and lick one of those frozen pipes....
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Maybe he's chlorinating his new pool.

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