Interesting weekend ( for the wrong reason ! )

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Climbed in to bed about midnight on Saturday.

    Suddenly awoke to the dread sound of the water pump going ten to the dozen.. this was about 1.50 am

    Leapt out of bed ( literally as I was up in the cave ) and hit the button to turn the pump off

    No obvious signs but had an idea what had happened as we once had a leak under the rear 'step up' to the back bunk bed

    Soooooooo.. getting on for 2am I get the tools out ( yer, nutter or what ! ) and started taking things apart

    Removed cupboard doors to allow the removal of the rear step, rear step and ............ nothing ! Well a bit of a puddle but no obvious signs of where it came from

    Craining my neck to try and see the suspected problem area I turned on the water

    AAARGHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ceiling wet, cooker wet, coats hanging up wet, even the top bunk wet all in less than 2 seconds

    The hot water pipe running round to the kitchen sink had split ..

    Sooo.. temporary repair ( read t piece with the t bit blocked with a self taper wrapped in ptfe tape !! ) was made.
    Finally got back to sleep about 4 am :cry:

    Spent 3 hours yesterday replacing the whole line right from the boiler take off round to the tap..
    Looking carefully at the old pipe, I find a manufacturing fault line along about a meter of it ...
    Bloody Italians !!! :Doh: :Rofl1:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Yeh, but I'll bet it was the most stylish pipe you've ever seen.
     
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    M1TCH Read Only Funster

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    Turn water pump off at night before bed and when you leave the van to go out better to find a leak during the day me thinks. :thumb:
     
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    I bet your a riot to pitch next to at 2 am :Rofl1:
     
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    Sue is always leaving the switch on

    If you were to ask Sue what is my pet moan...OK I have a load I know.. but the one I am always on her case is..turn the water pump off.... why? just what has been demonstrated... plus the green light drives me round the bend... if it is off when not in use then no accidents can happen.

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    Oh but what a hero! I bet Mo loves you John. Sandy would have woken me up to tell me about the leak. :Laughing::Laughing:

    Ivy
     
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    What a thoughtful man Sandy is, Ivy...

    He knows how you girls like to be told everything...

    What a star hey?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Quite happy to do the leaping about at 2 am
    Would MUCH rather do that once every ten to fifteen years or so than have to turn the pump on and off at the panel several times a night cos she of me wanna wee...

    It is easier to fix a water leak than replace the flimsy as it is called behind the touch control panel !!

    Ivy, I would like you to continue to think well of me, but truth is I was on my own last week end at the bike show so NO chance of getting Woman involved :Laughing:
     
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    Oh bitter disappointment and what an entertainer JJ is - ooops he is too. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Ivy
     
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    that's the sort of thing i would do too.....

    wouldn't be able to sleep anyway for thinking about where the leak could be
     
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