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Huge plumbing bill looming

November 23rd, 2014 at 04:22 pm

I dread seeing what this one's gonna cost me, but I noticed some time ago that the large main septic pipe going that goes thru the concrete floor of my basement is rusting and leaking. Most of it is newer PVC pipe, but there's a long (4 foot maybe) section of old wrought iron. It's leaking at the point where this section connects to the PVC, and of course, I have no idea how far into the ground the iron pipe goes before the next joint/connection.

Plumbers around here are enormously expensive. You're talking several hundred dollars just for routine switching out of faucets and that sort of thing.

I guess I'll have to call one tomorrow. Maybe someone can come out this Wednesday, which I have off.

Didn't do much all day (intentionally, trying to get rid of this cold once and for all). I did vacuum the upstairs and make some tomato/brussel sprout/lima bean soup but otherwise just watched some movies on Netflix, including a very interesting one called The Trail (2013). In a way it's similar to All is Lost; both are movies about survival and contain little, if any, dialogue. The Trail is about a woman fighting for survival in winter on The Oregon Trail after Indians kill her husband.

I am always looking for good movies on Netflix; if anyone has some good recommendations, I'd be happy to watch them.

3 Responses to “Huge plumbing bill looming”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I am always happy for your recommendations! I really liked All is Lost, so I will check out The Trail. I have enjoyed the series "Last Tango in Halifax."

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have you seen Nebraska? NE saw it last night and liked it - he doesn't like many movies.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Thanks, CB. Let me know how you like The Trail. I've added Last Tango to my list.

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