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WanderingEng  ·  144 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 12, 2023

One year to the day in my house. Found a roof leak tonight. It must only leak when it's windy at a specific angle because it was obvious when it happened, and this is hardly the first time it's rained. wasoxygen when I bought it I think you told me home ownership is a fight against water. Seems to be true!

I'm fortunate that it seems minor and I'm able to manage the expense.

wasoxygen  ·  144 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep, dirt and decay are minor nuisances, vermin can be a headache, but water is the enemy. I give about 1% of my attention to the sump pump. I don’t trust the float switch, so I put a security camera in there and manually run the pump when the water gets high, and monitor it while on vacation.

Supply hoses for the washing machine get one day closer to failure every 24 hours.

Good luck with the roof! Tending to Maslow Level 1 issues is a good way to satisfy higher-level needs.

WanderingEng  ·  144 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks I have someone coming by Monday. The question I'm asking myself now is if I take the opportunity to remove my chimney. It currently only exhausts the hot water heater which could probably be modified to exit out the side.

Change hot water heater exhaust. Remove chimney. Replace roof?