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Re: Blargh
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 05:52:10 PM »
A high of only 59 is predicted for tomorrow. I may not even go out of the house BRRRRR.
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2011, 08:57:02 PM »
That sucks...run that water and how. Gotta have a hot shower when needed. Silverton is a cold place for sure...this all comes with the territory. At least the beer Is cold. 8)
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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2011, 03:35:01 PM »
Well then. At about 7:15 last night, a pipe (actually, the water meter) burst and started flooding the basement. By the time I had a) located the water shutoff and b) busted the rust loose, there was about 1-4 inches of standing water.

Naturally, I couldn't get a hold of the plumber (there's only one in town) until this afternoon. In a way, I was lucky, since all he had to do was swap in a new meter. But I don't have a pump and the hardware store won't be open until tomorrow, so I've spent all of last night and today bailing water out by hand. The highest spot in the basement is now dry, so I've gotten maybe half of it.

Fortunately, there isn't any sheetrock or carpeting to worry about. Some of my brewing gear got wet/dirty, but it'll clean up. Some beer that was in cardboard cases will have to find a new home. Does anyone know if it's OK for coal to get wet?

I'm going to go take my first shower in five days, then have a beer or eight.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2011, 03:37:29 PM »
Damn.....enjoy your shower, then get so drunk you can't walk....
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2011, 03:47:02 PM »
Does anyone know if it's OK for coal to get wet?

Sean, coal will dry out and it will go "slack" begin crumbling.  Also it depends on how
much and how deep the pile of coal is....when It gets damp it can spontaneously combust....
If you have a large deep pile of fine powdery coal, I would be very diligent.  It is similar to
the heat that a compost pile generates...and then look out...

Edit: found this link.
http://www.saftek.com/worksafe/bull94.txt  Always see smouldering at the coal mine.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2011, 03:54:55 PM by 1vertical »
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2011, 05:25:14 PM »
Thanks for the info. I was pretty sure I had heard that somewhere before. It's a freshly delivered load, so not much dust, and only a little of it actually got wet, so hopefully I'll be OK. I already have smoke and CO detectors down there.

Damn.....enjoy your shower, then get so drunk you can't walk....

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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2011, 05:29:46 PM »
 ;D Better living thru chemistry  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2011, 05:40:27 PM »
I'm going to go take my first shower in five days, then have a beer or eight.

What an episode...have eight and then some. I feel for ya man. Good luck is on it's way because you've used quite a bit of your bad luck.
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2011, 08:32:24 PM »
I'm going to go take my first shower in five days, then have a beer or eight.

Paying your dues
at altitude in the Colorado Territory
not all bad.

Plenty of men have passed through that town,
ore the years
happy to pay plenty of coin
for a hot water sponge bath

We are all a bit spoilt these days.
For you, alternate craft brew within walking distance.
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2011, 02:13:18 AM »
Well then. At about 7:15 last night, a pipe (actually, the water meter) burst and started flooding the basement. By the time I had a) located the water shutoff and b) busted the rust loose, there was about 1-4 inches of standing water.

Naturally, I couldn't get a hold of the plumber (there's only one in town) until this afternoon. In a way, I was lucky, since all he had to do was swap in a new meter. But I don't have a pump and the hardware store won't be open until tomorrow, so I've spent all of last night and today bailing water out by hand. The highest spot in the basement is now dry, so I've gotten maybe half of it.

Fortunately, there isn't any sheetrock or carpeting to worry about. Some of my brewing gear got wet/dirty, but it'll clean up. Some beer that was in cardboard cases will have to find a new home. Does anyone know if it's OK for coal to get wet?

I'm going to go take my first shower in five days, then have a beer or eight.

If you happen to live on a slope that grades below the basement, take a couple of garden hoses, link them up, fill with water, put one end in the deepest part of the basement and the other end below that on a slope outside. Rack to 'secondary.' You can also hook up a march pump if you've got one of the more powerful versions. Instant sump pump. DO NOT SUBMERGE ;-)
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Re: Blargh
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2011, 06:49:26 PM »
I'm going to go take my first shower in five days, then have a beer or eight.

You should be having that beer in the shower. Or did you learn nothing from the "shower beer" thread?

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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2011, 09:59:07 PM »
Truth be told, I started off with a shower martini. Things get fuzzy from there, but there were probably two or three beers.

No standing water left at this point, but things are still damp. I have space heaters going 24/7 to make sure no mold grows. Once the mud turns back into dirt, it'll just be a massive sweeping operation.
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