This is not my copycat project!
I had all the ingredients for one but got sidelined!
Not unless "This Old House" magazine had a feature on leaking hot water dispensers.
If you use one of these you will know one could never do without a hot water dispenser again. This one was installed nine years ago when we replaced the counter tops and sinks. I use it for single cups of hot tea, steeping iced tea, instant cereals etc.
When it became slow to dispense, I counted it as age and the hard water we have in Savannah.
Only when I noticed mold on my Kahlua bottle and the water filter did I become alarmed. Mostly about my Kahlua bottle.
Upon investigation, this is what I found. For the last two days I have played "Sewerella".
After removing everything and letting the base dry out I had these large buckled places. So I am taking up layers of the base and finding major wetness under each layer.I am using a fan to dry the area.
Bob came in from smoking and croaked to see me pulling up layers of plywood. "Not to worry" I say, "There is every kind of plywood scraps, in the garage, we could possibly need." "We", he says!
Yesterday, we picked up a new heater.
Newest model of previous one. I figure if this one lasts as long as the last one, someone else will be getting my hot water for me.
Meantime I need to dry out and replace the cabinet bottom.
Bob asked if I thought we (I) could install the heater.
I said, "Not without a lot of fussing and grumbling"
Bob said "you don't do that".
My reply "No but you do".
Bob, "Let the plumber come".
The plumber is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Bye for now. Gotta go and cut the cabinet bottom.
It's OK to leave smart mouth comments. Any comment is welcome.
Sewerella aka Ginger