RIP Water Heater

RIP Water Heater

After finishing the HVAC project at the lake house, I had assumed I’d be done with appliance and plumbing work for awhile. As is often the case with home ownership though, my main house in Verona had other plans. I received an alert from my SmartThings water leak sensor that there was water in the basement.

When I investigated, I found standing water and water coming out of the water heater.

It’s been a weekend of cold showers until the new water heater shows up tomorrow. Thankfully though, the heater was still under warranty, so it will be fairly inexpensive to replace.

Jon Hardin


By day, Jon is the CEO of a software company. Outside of work, Jon is an avid home improvement enthusiast who enjoys a wide variety of renovation, landscaping, and other projects.

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