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A couple weeks ago I noticed that my water heater had a little pool of water around the bottom of the tank. Eek! Since it was very old, I assumed it was time for a new water heater. I had it replaced last week. As it turns out, there was a slightly broken pipe that might have been the source of the water. But, given how old the water heater was, I don't feel bad about replacing it. The new tank is way more efficient. Also, it's now possible for Allen and I to both shower without it running out of hot water.

Today I had my handyman-of-choice put up the tile for backsplash. It looks fantastic! Pics after he's grouted it tomorrow. Now I need to start thinking about painting my kitchen - right now it's a shade of yellow that is kind of painful against the shiny red tiles.

This weekend Allen also put up two towel rods in my bathroom, and we got an over-the-door robe hook. They look great! Now we won't have to hang our towels and robes on various door handles and door stoppers! In related news, I have a double shower rod I got eons ago and didn't install in a timely manner. When I did decide to install it, I realized that there wasn't actually a good place for it to fit (the wall space that was long enough is where the door opens - and the double towel rack sticks out too far to go behind a door). So, I have a double shower rod for sale. It's this one. I also have a matching double robe hook. I have a number of pieces of hardware in my bathroom from the same collection, and I've been happy with them. I'd like to get $25 for the towel rod and $10 for the double hook. Both are still in plastic, and come with hardware to install into drywall. If you're installing into plaster (as we did), you can pick up molly anchors and they install just fine. Let me know if you're interested in either. I'd need you to be able to pick them up from my house in South Minneapolis, unless I'm going to see you in person in the near future.

Date: 2012-02-20 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triath.livejournal.com
Better to replace the water heater before it breaks. I'm in the same boat, but so far so good, so I keep gambling that it'll be ok awhile longer...

A towel rack made my bathroom soooooo much better. I don't know how I ever got along without it.

Congrats on the new renovations!

Date: 2012-02-20 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] springbok1.livejournal.com
I'm in the same boat, but so far so good, so I keep gambling that it'll be ok awhile longer...

Do you actually have a slow leak going, or is it just old? Once I had a slow leak going, I started having nightmares that I was waking up in the middle of the night to 30 gallons of scalding water in my basement. I knew I wasn't going to sleep well until I got it replaced.

I'm really loving the renovations I've made. :)
Edited Date: 2012-02-20 03:26 pm (UTC)

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