Why do bad things have to happen in threes?

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So you know how bad things tend to happen in threes? Earlier this week our garage door spring snapped and we had to have that fixed. Then the A/C issue, and as our handyman was leaving for the day a few minutes ago he saw what is pictured here: our water heater appears to have given up the ghost. Awesome.

6 Responses to “Why do bad things have to happen in threes?”

  1. Joel says:

    Where is your water heater located. You could extend the fitting in the pan that the water heater is sitting in and let the water drip into a bucket that you empty once in a while. How bad is it leaking? If the heater is still working this would buy you some time.

  2. Drew says:

    That’s great advice, and actually what we ended up doing. Though “extending the fitting” may be a bit of a stretch…I put some plastic wrap over some cardboard, folded into a V to catch the drips, and ran it to the bucket behind the door.

    And you’re right…it’s just buying us time, but I think it will give us enough time to shop around for a good price…especially since we’re considering a tankless heater. We shall see.

  3. Marabou says:

    Well, Joel took the words right out of my mouth! So I have nothing to add. ha ha ha

  4. Jen says:

    Don’t I know it. Got home from your house to find a friend is having serious marital problems, the van was making a terrible clunking noise in the front end, the A/C was plugged and not working and the pilot on our water heater kept blowing itself out. Now, after $250 in repairs to the A/C and water heater (cheap, let me tell you), tightening a bolt on the subframe of the van (free, thank you, God.), I have only the friend to help get through it. She needs lots of prayers. Every time I think of her, I stop to pray for her.

    P.S. just my opinion, but don’t go tankless only because if there was ever a water crisis you always have gallons of water in your water tank for use. You never know, ya know.

  5. Joel says:

    Drew, to extend the fitting, all you do is put a little piece of PVC pipe into that fitting. It’s probably 3/4″ PVC.

    • Drew says:

      Had I had to go much longer, i probably would have rigged something up a little more elegant. However, since we had the replacement on order I decided to live with it 🙂