Yeah I’m going to probably be offline tonight. I left work about an hour early because the wife called… I won’t say what exactly happened but there was a large amount of water that was dumped into our laundry room. It was not a failure of the washing machine either.
By the time I got home the wife had most of it cleaned up. Some of the awaiting laundry soaked up a good majority and acted as a barrier to the far side of the room. However it got into the carpet outside the laundry room and it appears it got behind the furnace though in very minor quantities. What isn’t comforting though is I found two holes that head into the crawl space that were not thoroughly sealed. The wood I could feel felt damp.
I have baked the wood dry with a hair dryer, as well as dried out all the floor molding. The wife is continuing to hit everything with more heat to help dry it out. The faster the better.
I have the thermostat set to 90 to try and help dry things out further. The humidity in the house is slightly higher than the usual 20% and that’s thanks to the weather. The humidifier is off and the temperature is rising quite rapidly in the house.
I suppose this is a good time to mention, I’m not a heat person. I hate the heat and much prefer the cold. As I say, I can always put on more clothes but there comes a time where I will either be arrested or have nothing else left to take off… both of those occur at the same time interestingly enough.
I will say this has confirmed my plan that if I ever build a house, the washing machine and by proxy utility sink will have sloped concrete floor with a central drain.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.