Pondering imponderables and unscrewing inscrutables
Frozen pipes are rarely welcome. Hope it wasn't too bad.
Surprisingly, no. The studs on either side of the pipes kept the water from spreading throughout the wall. And a lot of the water went straight into the ground beneath the house, apparently. Damage is mostly cosmetic. If we can find where the cold air is coming into that wall, and we can fix that, we may not have this problem again. The guy from the water restoration company came in today and pulled out a LOT of soaked insulation and cut away more drywall to make sure we'd gotten all of the wet junk out.
Oh NO! That's not what you want right now with everything else going on. I'm glad it's more cosmetic than structural. We will be ripping the pipes out of the master bath, as the hot water through them is about nil (You think you could get pipes that lasted more than 70 years :-)If it doesn't work as planned we can shower at friends and continue on. If you want a smile, tonight's post is on our old home ec classes. You are too young to have the kind of class I had but you might smile. Hang in there.
This is, as I reminded Hubby, why we have homeowner's insurance. (We're quite excited about getting to repaint the whole kitchen; the yellow/ugly green was getting very old.) It will cover almost everything. We'll get new flooring. So, yeah, it could be worse. Even in this, there's lots to be thankful for...like a functional kitchen despite our holey wall.
If you are rude, spiteful, or just plain mean, there will be a $10 charge just for putting up with you.Please be nice.