Domino effect ?!

This frustrated old lady would like to show you a close-up picture of the plumbing mess in landlady’s carport. However, I’m cautious about my trips across the driveway. I usually “go” when someone else arrives because of “safety in numbers.” (Landlady always has some nasty remark!! She’s “nasty” to everyone!)

My “inside my trailer home” refrigerator has not been repaired. RV repairmen have been here three (3) times and still “don’t know” (or “don’t care”?). Yesterday–going to the refrigerator in the laundry room–I discovered the floor was covered with water. I grabbed old sheets and mattress covers to soak up the water (covers used over plants when we have freezing weather). Early this morning (because I couldn’t sleep due to concern about plumbing problems) I explored the laundry room for “shut off” for the water heater. Explanation (as I see the situation): Water is constantly leaking so water is constantly entering the tank. The electric element is constantly “working” to heat the water. I surmise that will affect my electric bill. The electric panel does not have a breaker for the water heater so I “flipped the switch” for the washer. I’ll check frequently to see if the water tank continues to be blistering-hot to the touch.

A Rainbow’s End RV Park “old timer” told me these places were built by the owners (and/or their friends/neighbors) and nothing “to code.” It’s ludicrous (to me) that shut-offs were not installed when plumbing (and water heaters) went in. Goodness knows how old this water heater is and (I speculate) it just couldn’t handle the water pressure when water was turned off, and on, several times. “Domino effect.”

Yesterday, I soaked the ground in the areas where I think I’ll find the main plumbing line. I’ll dig for awhile this (early) morning while reasonably cool. If need be, I’ll hire a professional plumber to put in a water shut-off to this property.


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