Today I am having Water Woes.
This morning the water in the shower was not getting hot, and I knew something must have happened. Visions of water flowing across my garage floor came to mind, which is what happened six years ago when I didn’t have hot water.
I was really hoping that this was not the case. I went out to the garage and took a look and thankfully there was no leakage. This picture is from six years ago after the new water heater was installed. It was still a bit wet.
I took a look and the controller did not have a blinking light like it normally should. This meant for sure that something was wrong.
I tried to restart the pilot, but unfortunately did not have any luck. Instead, I eventually got a diagnostic code that showed that there was something wrong with the controller.
After some searching on the internet I decided that it was not an easy DIY fix.
I have a service man coming on Wednesday morning and hopefully will have hot water again by the afternoon.
I don’t run the dishwasher too often, although it is used a bit more now that I am home all the time.
If really needed I can heat up water with my kettle to do dishes, but I do have clean dishes for a week or so.
Perhaps this came at a good time. I can go a day or two without a shower. It wouldn’t be the first time this year I haven’t taken a shower for a few days.
How long could you go without hot water?