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[Dec. 17th, 2013|02:08 pm]
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Welp, my landlord's fixit guy showed up and managed to find the right nut to tighten to stop the leak, which meant that I could, at last, stop babysitting it while periodically dumping out water and go to work like a normal person. I am still super thankful to be in an industry in which I am allowed the ability to work from home, though, dang.

Heat's still out, though, and it seems something may actually be broken about the heater, given the explodey sounds that begun the whole affair. I hope it gets fixed soon.
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[User Picture]From: redglasses
2013-12-18 02:18 am (UTC)

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if it's steam heat the explody sounds are the result of condensed water interacting with new steam, which isn't terribly indicative. in a one-pipe system this can be something as simple as the valve not being open far enough. water leakage would totally do it.
[User Picture]From: jcreed
2013-12-18 02:20 am (UTC)

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Is it normal for these sounds to come from the boiler itself, rather than the radiators?
[User Picture]From: redglasses
2013-12-18 03:10 am (UTC)

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usually from somewhere nebulous inside the pipes. inside the radiator itself would be rare, inside the boiler is plausible-but-unlikely if there's a direct enough return. i think.
[User Picture]From: chrisamaphone
2013-12-18 04:53 pm (UTC)

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'tis the season for unfortunate heater-breaking, it seems. my hot water heater is currently out of order & awaiting repair from a plumber. (thankfully, my landlord lives downstairs & doesn't dally about getting stuff fixed. i still have to be home at a particular time today, though, because she *doesn't* have the sort of job she can do from home.)

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[User Picture]From: _tove
2013-12-19 04:17 am (UTC)

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Ugh, really? It's not just the pilot light being out, is it?
From: eub
2013-12-19 08:41 am (UTC)

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IME it's the bimetallic strip, or lupus.
From: wjl
2013-12-19 03:00 pm (UTC)

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It's not lupus! It's never lupus..
[User Picture]From: chrisamaphone
2013-12-19 02:25 pm (UTC)

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no; lisa said something about the heaters leaking gas. :/

anyway it's fixed now, and Bob the Plumber was kinda remarkably timely & polite.
[User Picture]From: _tove
2013-12-20 12:10 am (UTC)

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I feel bad that my first reaction was "ohcrap the gas bill," and only then "ohcrap danger."