So Angry Right Now - Need to Vent

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  1. hereyago

    hereyago DIS Veteran

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    Oh heck no! I would be calling for an emergency plumber or stay in a real nice hotel if he did that and KNEW that no water could be used. Sorry my kid and myself don't wait on anyone for hours while they go to a movie etc. Id let him know. Since you aren't taking care
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  3. Zandy595

    Zandy595 DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The other day I f

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    We had a plumber come out on Friday. He didn't have the part, so he had to come back yesterday. He worked on it for about 2 hours and couldn't get the cartridge out. He gave up and said he'd have to come back Monday and it would cost us $648, instead of the $185 he estimated in the beginning. We can't afford that right now and DH for some reason thought he could fix something a trained plumber couldn't do.


    OK, we have 2 sinks in the bathroom, seperated by a tub. Under the sink closest to the shower there are 2 valves with pipes that go down through the bottom of the cabinet. Could these pipes go to the shower?! The pipes don't do that under the other sink. If so, why did the plumber shut off the main water valve instead of just the ones in the bathroom?
     
  4. Zandy595

    Zandy595 DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The other day I f

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    The main water shutoff is on a wall on the outside of the house, near a hose bib. I can't follow the pipes, they go into the wall.
     
  5. mikehn

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    Hmmm, interesting. The shower in our master bath is leaky and its driving me nuts. I spent most of the day today trying to fix it on my own to no avail. I'll have to call a plumber over tomorrrow, but luckily we have a separate shutoff valve to our master bathroom, so the rest of the house has water and we have three other bathrooms in the house. My wife would have a complete meltdown if i ran off to the movies and my cell phone would be buzzing nonstop.
     
  6. Disney Ella

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    If you live in an old house, you might not have a shutoff valve for the shower. We don't have one and have to shut off water to the whole house if we ever need to work on the bathtub faucet or shower. I don't know who ever thought that was a good idea.
     
  7. phorsenuf

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    More then likely those are the hot and cold water pipes for the sink, but maybe not. If you went and turned on the main water valve, will the water from the shower be contained or will it go all over your bathroom? If it's contained within the shower then you could turn on the main valve and test the two valves. I'd have you feel the pipes to test for temp but if the water has been off for a couple days it wouldn't help.
     
  8. Ennazus8810

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    One of two things would have happened. I would have either called a DIFFERENT plumber, or I would not be there when he returned from the movies. My son and I would either be at my parents for the night or checked in to a hotel. If he is not concerned about the well being of his family (and water is HUGE) then I would not be concerned enough about him to be there when he returns.
     
  9. Zandy595

    Zandy595 DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The other day I f

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    DH just called. He said his day was a nightmare because he got to the movie and it was sold out so they had to go somewhere else. ARE YOU ****ING KIDDING ME!!! :mad::mad::mad: Oh, and he hasn't had dinner. Well, neither have we. Anyway, he says he'll be home in 15 minutes and will have it fixed in no time. OMG, my blood pressure is so high right now.... I may murder him, but I'll wait until after he fixes the water.
     
  10. phorsenuf

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    :faint: Hope he's bringing dinner home with him.

    As for the valves, I'd double check on that because it sounds like you have some shutoff valves under the sink. Probably have one behind the toilet too. Hopefully it's something he can fix quickly for you. Being without water for 3 days has got to stink! (No pun intended)
     
  11. Zandy595

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    The house is only 10 years old. DH says the only shutoff valve is the main one to the whole house.
     
  12. SaraJayne

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    You know, I very rarely blow my top at DH (can only recall a couple times in 16 years), but this situation would have DS and I packing a bag and checking into a hotel for the evening.

    DH can figure out dinner and the problem of having no water for the night (and morning shower) by himself.

    Sorry Zandy...what a sucky situation. :hug:
     
  13. hereyago

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    I would tell him to swing by grocery store to at least get a few gallons of water so you can flush toilets,etc.in case he can't fix it. I would also tell him to get a pacifier since he wanted to whine about his bad day . Good luck OP.
     
  14. peemagg

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    Does the shut off valves under the sink continue up to the sink or does it veer towards the shower. If it veers off to the shower and not up, it is quite possible the shut off you want. A house 10 years old should have shut offs under each sink, behind each toilet, and one for tub and shower.
     
  15. momof1princess

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    okay, my DH would NEVER do this, but, OP, i honestly don't blame you for being furious-i would be too. hoping your DH is home and fixing it right now.
     
  16. Zandy595

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    Well the shower's not totally fixed, but at least we have water to the rest of the house now.

    He had the nerve to tell me that he had a stressfull day and couldn't even concentrate on the movie. I don't know how many more signs he needed to make him realize he should've stayed home. First he forgot his wallet, then the movie was sold out...

    He said he was sorry and is on his way to Arby's to get us dinner. I'm not happy, but I've decided not to kill him.
     
  17. disneyhand

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    Now that is Karma! :)

    OP I'm sorry about your plumbing issues.
     
  18. RNMOM

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    If your house is only 10 yrs old it MUST have more shut off valves. It wouldn't meet code. After all this is over, have someone who knows a little more about houses, any friends husbands in construction?, and go through the house to find the shut offs. You need to know this and if they aren't there, have them put in. As you now know, they are important.

    Oh yeah, your husband is way off base on this. Are his parents domineering? I would guess so to be willing to leave his family like this.
     
  19. Zandy595

    Zandy595 DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The other day I f

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    He turned the main valve on after he put some clip on, water came out of the shower head. I turned the valves under the sink and they did not turn the water off to the shower. Stupid, but we don't have a shutoff for the shower.
     
  20. wdwmom0f3

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    I would be livid if my husband had pulled this!!!!!! I can tell you another thing too, he would be at home fixing this alone while my son and I spent the night in a hotel! No way would I be running to get this tool or that tool for him to fix it after sitting there all day stressing about it. Not to mention if he didn't get it fixed. Tomorrow morning would be stressful.

    Sorry that this is happening. I hope you get it fixed soon!!!
     
  21. Zandy595

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    Have you ever seen Everybody Loves Raymond?

    I think in this case though, he just didn't think it was a big deal. I think if MIL knew her grandson was home without any water she may have told DH to go home and fix it, but that may just be wishful thinking on my part.
     

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