It could've all been avoided if they just changed the batteries...

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  1. BaddFunn

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    So a couple of weeks ago I go to a house that had no heat for several days when it was brutally cold and windy and the living room looked like an ice rink.

    Their baseboard heating elements froze and split open in 4 locations ruining a pretty large section of the wood flooring while they were vacationing in Puerto Rico for 2 weeks.

    I fix all the breaks and then get to figuring out why the heat went off and it turned out that both thermostats stopped working because the 2 AA batteries in them were dead.

    I'm not sure what the odds are of it being the coldest weather we've had in decades, combined with they're away for 2 weeks, and not 1, but both thermostats stopped working due to dead batteries are, but I bet it's pretty high.

    Just a friendly reminder to make sure your stuff is up to snuff. :mrpeanut:
     
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    Uh oh. Thermostats take batteries?

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    I'll be damned. Ours take batteries but it looks like they're just backups so you don't have to re-program the shit if the power dies.
     
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    Mine is flashing a warning that the batteries are low. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    They had these really cool looking thermostats that are recessed into the wall.

    I had the damnedest time trying to locate one of them because they had a painting covering it.

    They both were flashing something to the effect of "low battery".

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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    Well there you go. :cool:

    I've told this story to about 50 different people in the last couple of weeks and I figured I'd tell it here too.
     
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    thanks just changed mine.
     
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    And what did you charge them, plumber?:lol:
     
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    I still have an old school one with the coil. :depressed:
     
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    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    :owned:
     
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    Those thermostats are not hard wired into the electical system? I thought mine were. :dontknow:
     
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    It was 2.5 hours at the time and a half emergency rate of $195- because it was late on a Friday night, + some copper pipe/fittings, and 4 AA batteries, so I think it was around $525 plus tax.

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    I'm also a renter. :bigcry:
     
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    fuck off jew :owned:
     
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    jesus christ and I thought I was a rip off artist :facepalm:
     
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    as along as it works, wgas.
     
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    Nice. :cool: Good way to start the weekend.

    Have you ever done one of those emergency jobs completely baked out of your mind?
     
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    some are, and some aren't. these Rite Temp ones just stop working when the batteries die.
     
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    :yes::iohi5: