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Old 03-03-2021, 08:26 PM
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Aaand not even a full week later, guess who got into it on FB over Dr. Seuss.

We are still friends and all, I did not make an antagonizing post. But, I spoke with her on the phone and she seemed so angry about the thing and so personally attacked. Like literally "If you think Dr. Seuss books are racists, then you must think I'm racist."

I wish I could find a way to defuse these culture war bombs that the Right wing keeps setting off in my social feeds.
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I wish I could find a way to defuse these culture war bombs that the Right wing keeps setting off in my social feeds.
I've got a suggestion for avoiding them, but you won't like it.
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I wish I could find a way to defuse these culture war bombs that the Right wing keeps setting off in my social feeds.
I've got a suggestion for avoiding them, but you won't like it.
Stop trying to hold me hostage in the FF ecosystem!
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Have you ever been called to the office *thinking* you're in trouble but are instead surprised by a compliment and a raise?

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When life hands itself to :lemon:, ...
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One week ago, on Sunday, I found the floor of my airing cupboard upstairs (where the hot water tank was located) soaking wet, and the leaking water had stained the ceiling of the kitchen, below.

I turned off the water where it comes into the house, and then turned on the taps (faucets) to drain all the water from the tanks. For a couple of days, we had no water, hot or cold; and no central heating.

Once things had dried out, I did some experiments and found the leak was only from the hot water system, so I was able to isolate just that and restore cold water and central heating.

I decided rather than just replace the leaking hot water tank, I'd get rid of it, plus the feeder tanks in the loft (there were three) and by changing my boiler (american furnace) to the newer "combi" type it would work everything and eliminate all the tanks. The old boiler (furnace) was 25+ years old, so likely to fail soon anyhow - also the newer ones are supposed to be more efficient and consume less natural gas.

I found an engineer prepared to do the job at short notice, and yesterday (Saturday during Easter weekend) he was here all day till about 9pm (no water or heating again while he worked). He somehow managed to spill another gallon or two of water into my kitchen ceiling, and this morning I discovered puddles of water inside a kitchen cupboard well away from the ceiling leak. That cupboard leak was easy for me to fix once I found where it was coming from (a leaking drain valve on one of the water pipes - I guess the engineer must have used that valve for something, and neglected to close it off properly afterwards).

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We now have working hot and cold water and central heating. The engineer is due to return Tuesday to flush out the old radiator water and add some anti-corrosion chemicals to the fresh radiator water. He also still has to fit a new timer and thermostat.

So my house is now tankless, and my bank account is about 4000 lighter.

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Old 04-04-2021, 08:30 PM
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Welcome to the world of combi boilers. In South Africa they used to get called geysers.

Presumably you still have the stain on the ceiling. :sadcheer: Is it structurally sound at least?
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The ceiling is badly stained, and has a few hairline cracks where the water was dripping through, but the plaster isn't bulging or flaking off. I think I'll give it a couple of weeks to completely dry out, and then it will probably just need a smear of filler in the cracks, and a coat of paint.
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Duct tape toys to the ceiling and no one will notice the discoloration or crack.
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Duct tape toys to the ceiling and no one will notice the discoloration or crack.
I forgot which thread we were in and took that as a standalone Yb comment, a life recommendation perhaps. It still made perfect sense.
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