A Special Gift

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Some days are better than others and then there are days that come and kick you in the teeth. I had one of the later on Friday night and Saturday morning. No hot water. I checked the hot water heater in my basement, and there weren't leaks or a flood. Then I checked the circuit breakers and turned them on and off. Nothing. I have no plumber I use and had no one to call except my main contractor. I left a message Friday night and then called again yesterday morning after 8AM.

I hate this stuff. It always seem to happen on weekends or in the middle of a storm. When I spoke with my contractor he asked some questions and said he would call me back. About ten minutes later he did call back. He talked me through what to do. There were closed plates on my water heater. I was directed to open the top one. When I did there was a fiberglass cover behind which was a red button which apparently re-set the heating. I had already opened this but never would have removed the covering or pressed anything without direction. Thirty minutes later, I had hot water.

Had I reached a plumber I didn't know, I'm sure it would have resulted in a big charge or worse. My contractor is expensive, skilled and kind. His call to me saved me continuing stress, money and inconvenience. Loyalty pays. I am very grateful.

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Belinda Spillman
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Oh boy - you dodged a bullet there and saved yourself a ton of dough.  I bet you are relieved to have hot water once again.

Jun 18, 2017 09:33 AM #15
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William Feela
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There are times when knowing  people and being loyal pays off

Jun 18, 2017 09:55 AM #16
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Sheila - isn't it true.  It always happens at the most inconvenient time.  You a good contractor who can talk you through it.

Jun 18, 2017 11:08 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks much Grant.           Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 11:15 AM #18
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Sharon Tara
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I'm lucky my husband is very handy. It's good to have someone you can call for times like that. You are right about the plumber. It would have been very expensive.

Jun 18, 2017 11:31 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Sharon. I think it happened again today so I am afraid my days with this HW heater may be limited. TY       Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 11:46 AM #20
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Kasey & John Boles
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What a great comtractor to help you in that way. It is nice to have trusted service professionals. -Kasey

Jun 18, 2017 12:22 PM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Kasey.       Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 12:28 PM #22
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Chris Ann Cleland
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That contractor has a client for life with you, since he's treated you so well.

Jun 18, 2017 12:32 PM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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He does Chris Ann. TY       Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 12:41 PM #24
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Susan Haughton
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Loyalty pays, indeed.  So glad he was able to get you up and running without too much trouble.

Jun 18, 2017 02:44 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Susan. Me too.         Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 03:02 PM #26
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Sheila you were very lucky that was all you had to do.

Cold showers are not fun any more ...... LOL

Jun 18, 2017 04:06 PM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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That's true George. TY       Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 04:07 PM #28
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Kathy Streib
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Sheila- you are very lucky that you have the contractor you have.  We just had to replace our about 2 months ago.  And, there's nothing like having a nice hot shower to start or end your day. 

Jun 18, 2017 05:36 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Kathy. I don't know what caused the malfunction but I hope it holds.   Sheila

Jun 18, 2017 06:35 PM #30
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good evening Sheila Anderson ,

Sounds like you have a wonderful contractor..glad he called you back and walked you through it! Loyalty pays..glad he was able to get you up and running with no pluming cost.

Jun 18, 2017 07:01 PM #31
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Love stories like this, sorry to hear about your trouble but the good news is  memorable, Yes it always happens on the weekend never Monday through Friday, Endre

Jun 18, 2017 09:07 PM #32
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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I am very happy on the ending of your seemingly expensive plight.  See, there are angels out there.

Jun 18, 2017 11:01 PM #33
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James Dray
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Good morning Sheila.  It just seems to never stop does it?  Hopefully it will be a long time before anything else happens 

Jun 19, 2017 02:40 AM #34
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