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The Price of Water


I don't think I mentioned it here but a couple of weeks ago I heard a noise in the chimney (which we don't use) and after checking upstairs and in the attic, I blew it off as the wind.  Well probably two days later I was headed out of the drive to town and saw a glaze in the front yard.  It looked like ice but turned out to be water and it was gushing out of the corner of the house and the back of the chimney encasement.

Called my contractor down the road and he sent one of his hands to fix it.  About an hour  later and $100 (I paid him $120) the leak was fixed.

Got my water bill today and that leak cost me $108.  The water and sewer bill is usually $90 but was $198 this time OUCH.  I know it could have been worse but I'll damned sure check the noises out closer the next time.  I only hope it didn't cause any future problems or damage.



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Why would water pipes be running into your chimney?

My water is free (well) ......the cost of electricity to pump it is another story

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That's dang expensive water though our 'polluted' Hudson River water isn't real cheap either at $3.87/thousand gallons plus a $17.25/quarter service charge

X2 Poncho's comment. Chimneys are for smoke (plus bird's and hornet nests and openings for an occasional bat)confuse and which reminds me that I need to measure ours for a cap today to keep those critters out



-- Edited by Dave W on Sunday 8th of November 2015 07:19:51 AM

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OK, maybe I could have typed it differently:

The only place that I could hear the noise was at the fireplace because the busted PVC was just to the left of that under the floor. I guess the stream of water was spraying against the bottom of the chimney under the floor. However there was no signs of water in the hearth area. There's a cast iron stove sitting where the fire would normally be so it's not very open or accessible.

?Better?

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