Near-flood

The stove with the catchment bottle showing on the right

Stove with catchment bottle showing on right

I was sitting at my desk when I heard a small sound like something tearing.

I tracked it down to the stove, where a vigorous jet was coming out of the overflow.

I set it running into a 3 litre bottle, then phoned our plumber/electrician who by chance was due later anyway.

Over the next few hours, the stove pumped out more than 10 litres of water – just as well I’d realised!

The plumber/electrician said the problem was due to an increase in pressure in the mains water and that it ought not to recur, which thankfully it hasn’t as yet.

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  1. December 12, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Oh my imagine if you were not home!

    • December 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Yes, quite. But we do always turn the stove off when we go out and I have a feeling it wouldn’t have happened if the stove had been off.

      • December 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

        Glad to hear! Happy Holidays!

      • December 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        Thank you and same to you!

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