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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UPDATE: gofundme water and sewer campaign

Okay, I need water in my house, not in the basement. So, as someone, lots of someones suggested, I have a gofundme site right HERE. If I did this wrong, maybe someone will correct me. Any questions?

Yes, I think the water heater was ruined because of water. I hope one will not cost over $200.

Any questions?  I am physically and mentally exhausted.

UPDATE: For some reason, I cannot get back on the site after using it several times last night. No matter how many times I reset the password, it does not work. Maybe it is because I am tired. At any rate, I cannot get there to thank people.

Thanks.

22 comments:

  1. It works. Small donation made. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks so much, EC. I hope this works because I am at my wit's end. Thank you. I sent you an email.

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  2. I donated, too. It's a start. I also put the link on Facebook and Twitter.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie,
      Thanks for the donation. I sent you an email. Thanks for passing this around.

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  3. i hope your campaign is well supported!

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    1. kylie,
      Thanks and thanks for your donation.

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  4. grape soda kills rats because they love it, can't burp. and die of gas.

    use only desperately as it is cruel.
    deb h.

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    1. Deborah,
      I never heard of that. I am desperate! They came back this year.

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    2. I cleaned up a Rat's nest in our garage just this morning. Nasty nasty nasty. I can tell you that they love both cornbread mix and Matzo ball mix. I am very interested in the grape soda theory. How the hell do you get them to drink it before the carbonation is gone????

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  5. Hi Linda...I know how hard this is for you, but desperate times call for desperate measures. I hope this is successful and you get the help you need.

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  6. Good luck you poor kid. Maybe I missed it but what caused this mess?

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    1. The age of the pipes is why they must be replaced to the road. Someone cut my sewer pipe sometime in the past. The hot water heater is sitting in water and it's on a block in the basement.

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  7. Maybe you can find a good handyman to do the job rather than a plumber. It's a small thing to put in a water heater as long as the new one is the same size as the old one. Water lines aren't that challenging either except for the digging, so if you could find some handyman who does that kind of thing, and if the city inspectors aren't a pain in the ass in your area, you could no doubt save a lot of money.

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    1. Snowbrush,
      M. Handyman refused to replace the water line because it did not need it, but he had never seen it. When he saw it, he did not recognize the thin, rusted out pipes as a problem. I asked him what happened if the pipe continues to crumble, and he said he would just keep digging it out. So, potentially, I could replace the whole line over a few months. It is so think that there is not much hope. One guy never returned my call. And, the other never answers his phone. Saving money is sometimes the expensive way to go. They have come down from $3500 to $1800. Then, they discovered the sewer pipe that was cut and said they could fix that for $500. I figure the water heater would not cost the service charge since they are here.

      If I do the work myself, I can get someone to "help" me and that is within the city inspector's rules.

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    2. I know it's expensive, but I think it's best to use a plumber. It might save money in the long run.

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    3. I am getting a plumber since all the handymen and lesser plumbers seem to think he is doing it wrong and can save me money. I sort of think they are trying to make me distrust him. Plus, they know I am having trouble with money, and are using that to convince me let them have the job and charge less. I did call six people.

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    4. Clearly, not all handymen are created equal, but that's been much of what I've done in my life, and I've never been under the kind of pressure to get the job done fast that a lot of journeymen plumbers and etc. feel, especially if they're working for a firm. This means that I've been more user-friendly, took the time to do the job right, and did it for lower pay.

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    5. Snow,
      Clearly, I need you. Of course, you are far away and might not be up to this kind of hard work. But, I have been told that the water part was actually not hard at all to do, but the sewer line repair was actually harder on a person.

      I had a friend who would do things right. He was not in a hurry, but was efficient. I saw him through a divorce and remarriage and lots of problems with a teen that I tutored in math so he could pass 8th grade and go to hs. He was not a boyfriend, just someone who saw I needed help. His generosity was what led me to tutor the son five afternoons for 3 hours a week for six weeks.

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    6. Sewer lines are heavier and deeper except in the North where the ground freezes several feet down. The person who said it was worth the cost to hire a real plumber might have more money for the project than you, although I guess you might contact some "real" plumbers and lay out the truth about your funding. Maybe you could find a firm that would let you pay them off over time. I really have no idea, but it's all I can think of.

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    7. Snowbrush,
      Everyone knows someone, but I have not heard anything back from anyone except this first plumber. And, even he has not responded for a weeka and a half.

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  8. Linda,
    So sorry you are still suffering through this...I made a small donation. Take care, friend.

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    1. Patti,
      Thanks for the donation. Thanks for the comment. On top of all of this, I have no heat and it's going down to 23 tonight. ugh. Tomorrow, someone is coming to get the heater in place and help me get one room closed up to keep some heat where I actually live.

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