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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 3/21/2018

Last Wednesday, just before we left town for a few days of R&R, I was working on finishing getting the remaining vanities connected, both water and drains. I was moving along nicely.  The faucets I was using allowed the use of a 3/8” copper line with a rubber gommet to seal it to the faucet.  This allowed for a clean installation. So I’m down to the last vanity, and I walk over to where I had been cutting PVC for the drains, and the floor is FLOODED!!  I cut the main supply as quickly as possible.  Turned out that one of the connections on the 3/8” copper had given way and slipped out.  What to do?!  Water throughout one bedroom, which did not yet have hardwood, but went across the hall to the main area and another bunk where both had hardwood.  Began vaccuming it up and took about 30 gallons out.  The vanity where the failure occurred was full of water.  Pulled drawers and set them outside to dry.  Then pulled up some of the hardwood to survey the extent.  Fortunately, in the greatroom, the water stopped within the first board or two and exited through a seam in hte subfloor.  In the bunkroom we’re not sure how far it got but suspect something similar but are waiting to see how the wood responds before tearing everything up.  As of our return yesterday, it actually looked pretty good.  Very little cupping, and having had a flooded floor once before, they can settle down significantly as they dry.  The whole thing was unbelievable.  But I try to be a “glass half full” type of person and realize that if the issue had happened while we were gone for five days, the second level of the house and the garage ceiling would have been total losses. 


I’m in the process of swapping out the copper for flexible lines with fittings, and will turn off the water every evening when we leave and certainly when we leave for an extended time.  Just when you think all is going along just fine - - - 


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