Tried several times yesterday to light WH pilot; no luck. Plumber just left; replaced spark gen; no luck. Water likely got into gas valve; new WH en route. May have some hot water tomorrow.

Plmbr's shops and bldngs under 5 ft. water, but they're out and about.

W

----- Original Message ----- From: "WILTON" <wilt...@nc.rr.com>
To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Matthew


Yes, familiar with Navy shwr; didn't make it any better.

W

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
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Cc: "Dan Penoff" <d...@penoff.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Matthew


Sounds like you’re doing a lot better than others up your way. Glad to hear your power is still on and you’re not having to bail it out by hand…

Ever heard of a “Navy shower?”  Not fun, but it works.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_shower

Dan


On Oct 11, 2016, at 10:52 AM, WILTON via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Water still seeping into my basement.  'Removed original accumulation by
early Sun evening via 1¼" strong and steady stream.  I was then able to
re-establish the pump in sump by boiler in middle of basement; slow but
steady stream via garden hose since then. 'Depth holding at about ½" on bsmnt floor.

We've been lucky to have not lost power.  Power still out in much of the
city.  Dangerous driving with many traffic signals inop.

'Water heater and burner/blower for heating system boiler still inop.

'Had very short cold shower this morning. 'Figured it might not be as bad as the 34-degree lake water the Danes threw me into at the July 4th party in
'78.  Well, it was close.

Wilt

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mitch Haley via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
Cc: "Mitch Haley" <mi...@mitchellhaley.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Matthew


I wonder if it's worth having both a submersible and a pedestal in the same
hole
if there's room for the bases. Each pump would need its own one way valve
before
teeing the pipes together, but if you set the pedestal to come on an inch
higher
than the submersible you'd be covered for any failure of the submersible
(but
not for total power failure).

When I put my new furnace in, I set in on 11" stacks of concrete blocks. When I added the indoor coil for a heat pump 2 years later, I had to ditch
the
blocks to make room for the extra height. Now it sits on 3/4" of rubber
patio
pavers. It turns out my sump never rises above floor level in power
failures,
but sometimes rainwater seeps into the basement opposite the sump, and
runs past
the furnace to the sump, usually when I forget to replace the outspouts
for the
gutters after I mow the yard.

Mitch.


On October 9, 2016 at 12:35 PM WILTON via Mercedes
<mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:


14" water in basement;

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