My Jinxed Rental House

Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 7,987 Admiral
Tree limb fell last weekend and tore out the electric service. Got it fixed. Tenant tells me last night that he has no water. Checked circuit breaker, since well is the only circuit on the new sub-panel. Still no water. Went to look at well, and a small branch - size of a baseball bat - had fallen and hit directly on pipe going from well to tank. Pipe broke and geyser was flowing! Different tree!
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  • Oldfox1939Oldfox1939 Posts: 521 Officer
    S--t happens.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,507 AG
    And usually happens in three's.:hairraiser
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • Finger MulletFinger Mullet Posts: 3,852 Officer
    That sucks, a dresser coupling should get water back the tenant asap. Depending on the break this should work until you figure a permanent repair and not pay thru the nose for it. Easy DIY
  • Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 7,987 Admiral
    I already ran the hose from my house next door to their house. Had to go out in rain last night and plug broken pipe at well though. I've got 5 acres, 4 adjacent lots, 4 wells and city water, so there are some creative alternatives for emergencies.

    Forgot to mention the same house where broken pipe under slab was 5 months ago, and had to buy new fridge recently - and new drain field.
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  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 4,880 Captain
    Evict your renters and connect MacDill and inquire if they will drop a smart bomb on it
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 5,568 Admiral
    Call the Fire Dept . and let them burn it down for Training.
    They'll let you wear a cool Nomex jacket while she flames up , and claim a 50 k loss on your taxes for Training Supplys...
    just sayin..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,281 AG
    Fish Haid wrote: »
    I already ran the hose from my house next door to their house. Had to go out in rain last night and plug broken pipe at well though. I've got 5 acres, 4 adjacent lots, 4 wells and city water, so there are some creative alternatives for emergencies.

    Forgot to mention the same house where broken pipe under slab was 5 months ago, and had to buy new fridge recently - and new drain field.

    You could always hire a management company if this is a big inconvenience for you.

    Have had as many as 24 doors -- in the form of duplexes, triplexes and quadruples scattered around the local area. Mostly one bedroom units, adults only, no kids, no dogs and were usually near local hospitals so most tenants had good steady jobs.

    Kept rents 5-10% below comparables. Vacancy factor was near zero (extremely important). If one tenant had to move out, usually one of their friends was lined up asking to move in as soon as I freshened it up.

    It was a full-time 24x7 job, keeping things clean and up to date, including lawn maintenance, but the money was sweet.

    But again this was 20-some years ago with no government fat azzes telling me who I could or could not rent to.
    I’m only responsible for what I say -- not for what others think they understand.

    Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the "m" is silent.

    America! Keep calm and return fire.

    :USA
  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Admiral
    Dresser coupling above ground is a bad idea.

    If you put one in, make sure it has a metal "bite ring" in the ferrule (usually the heavy brass or galvanized ones may,) otherwise get plumbers strap, small screws and nuts, and "bind" the 2 pieces of pipe together so that pressure and hydrostatic shock doesn't eventually blow them apart.
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    greggl wrote: »
    Strive for self-sacrificial levels of empathy and sympathy. We are only set free by becoming the scapegoat, or sin eater', rather than picking a target and 'throwing stones.'
    nuevowavo wrote:
    Think you're pretty clever? Think again. Time for a break.
    :rotflmao
  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Captain
    Its called a "Dressler" coupling.....
    "Be what you is"....... Isaiah Minter
  • PolarPolar Lake WorthPosts: 22,283 AG
    Who checks their circuit breakers when they have no water?
  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Admiral
    Fishin Rod wrote: »
    Its called a "Dressler" coupling.....

    Stellar contribution. Your boss should give you the day off paid for that one.
    Polar wrote: »
    Who checks their circuit breakers when they have no water?

    Folks on well water, city boy.
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    greggl wrote: »
    Strive for self-sacrificial levels of empathy and sympathy. We are only set free by becoming the scapegoat, or sin eater', rather than picking a target and 'throwing stones.'
    nuevowavo wrote:
    Think you're pretty clever? Think again. Time for a break.
    :rotflmao
  • PolarPolar Lake WorthPosts: 22,283 AG
    ah, fart water
  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Captain
    Stellar contribution. Your boss should give you the day off paid for that one.


    I've been retired for four years... Ill bet you googled it though....
    "Be what you is"....... Isaiah Minter
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