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Originally posted by wildtimes
Yeah, so, my house is 73 years old, and was built with virtually indestructible parts, not repair/replacement friendly...
the other day I noticed the tiles above the tub were sunken in...
pulled them down, found the entire wall was disintrageted, thought I could patch it up myself. HA!! ha hahaha
but knew it would be a mushroom-project nightmare.
Have a neighbor who's a contractor, got him lined up to to a whole bathroom job at a great price. Today was supposed to start (continue) demolition.
Sure enough, yesterday, discovered that the main supply line in the basement is comPLETELY rusted out and dripping...yesterday it was drip, drip...the fixture where the line comes out of the THICK STONE FOUNDATION...ealier today it was drip drip drip drip...by the time they got here it was a stream. Fabulous...
the guys just went to rent a jackhammer. Sledge hammer and huge chisel didn't even TOUCH the stone. Probably have to dig up part of the front yard, too. What a nightmare!!
Anyway, just whining, and asking most humbly for your well-wishes and prayers if you like...
(yeah, yeah, "FIRST WORLD PROBLEM", I know).....
but it's a biggie, and we aren't wealthy. I used to be able to do home repair stuff myself...now I'm too old and weak, and this house, solid and charming as it is, is a formidable opponent.
(and, please, for those of you I rankle, don't curse me right now.....I can't afford any more problems than I have already!!)
Like, my little Honda bit the dust on July 4, and now I have to get a replacement car AND a replacement bathroom. Ack.
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edit on 21-8-2012 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)edit on 21-8-2012 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)
Drop the main supply line, plug it and lay a new one. Ugly, I know, but much cheaper.
At least you can tackle the thing from both sides.....