Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Propane and Propane Accessories

Well nothing has exactly "fallen" into place for us here. First off, the washer waste water pipe backed up into the house because it was broken and clogged with roots. When I asked the previous owner about it, he said that he had no idea and that he had been doing his laundry in town because his washer wasn't filling with. Probably because water was backing into it and the auto shut off kicked in. Anyway, a few trips to lows, digging, and hog sweat on a couple of 78 degree december December days in Middle Georgia, and we fixed the damn thing ourselves. Now for climate control. The previous owner left us with an almost empty propane tank that once the cold weather came around. My husband went by Amerigas Monday with our tank at about 5 gallons. They said they'd work us into the route this week. When he called again Wednesday they said they'd be out Friday or Saturday, but never did come or enter us into the system. So I couldn't get an emergency fill up. It wasn't so dire, but I was able to get in touch with a local operation in Eatonton and they came first thing Monday. They also need part time drivers, so there's hope for me yet. Propane is not cheap. My fill was $1.99 per gallon. We have a 500 gallon tank and they filled it to 85% which came out to an $800 something bill. Our house is small, so maybe that will take us a while to use. Other items on our list that need attention are the leaking toilet bottom, and putting a slab and cover on the well. The previous owner either didn't know his washer pipe was clogged and his toilet was leaking. Or he wasn't living here and using things so he could see the place with these items hidden. Since wet spots dry, and you can't test a "broken" washer. Who knows.

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