Saturday, January 19, 2008
Guess What Scout Did Today
I am convinced that The Universe waits for the worst possible time to suck the life out of appliances.
What was supposed to be a ten dollar fix for a heating element ended up costing us almost $400 for a brand new water heater and installation accessories.
Recently, we've had to reset the water heater on a daily basis just to have enough hot water for two showers. Our certified heating and cooling neighbor came over with a fancy voltmeter (or something like that) and said it was the bottom heating element.
Yeah, if only it could be that simple. The problem was that because of all the rust and sediments, the element was permanently attached to the water heater; there was no removing it.
So Scout ventured to Lowe's and came back with something more energy efficient (and much prettier than the 1984 model that is now sitting in our front yard, waiting to be taken to the recycling center).