It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Belgian Pie » 12 Jun 2012, 11:30

I got it again, rain came from the wrong direction ... living room flooded a little by water coming in through the ... fuse box ... yeah!

Big buildings have a 'utility shaft' running from the basement to the top floor ... well, our shaft has a duct going through for venting air from the basement in case of fire ... now these (2) ducts are right above our fuse box in the same shaft, probably as always 'cha bu duo' sealed so that when rain fals in an angle just seeps through the wall ... right on top of our fuse box ... :loco:
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Icon » 12 Jun 2012, 11:42

Belgian Pie wrote:I got it again, rain came from the wrong direction ... living room flooded a little by water coming in through the ... fuse box ... yeah!

Big buildings have a 'utility shaft' running from the basement to the top floor ... well, our shaft has a duct going through for venting air from the basement in case of fire ... now these (2) ducts are right above our fuse box in the same shaft, probably as always 'cha bu duo' sealed so that when rain fals in an angle just seeps through the wall ... right on top of our fus box ... :loco:


Fuse box. :eek: Now that's a new one. :loco:
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Impaler » 13 Jun 2012, 05:03

Icon wrote:But the office still feels like a furnace and I am sweating like a pig on a barbeque.

Pigs don't sweat. :)
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Icon » 13 Jun 2012, 09:58

Impaler wrote:
Icon wrote:But the office still feels like a furnace and I am sweating like a pig on a barbeque.

Pigs don't sweat. :)


Rub it with salt, pepper and spices, add some chipotle sauce and throw in the barbie and you'll see how it sweats. :lol:
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Belgian Pie » 13 Jun 2012, 12:44

Icon wrote:
Belgian Pie wrote:I got it again, rain came from the wrong direction ... living room flooded a little by water coming in through the ... fuse box ... yeah!

Big buildings have a 'utility shaft' running from the basement to the top floor ... well, our shaft has a duct going through for venting air from the basement in case of fire ... now these (2) ducts are right above our fuse box in the same shaft, probably as always 'cha bu duo' sealed so that when rain fals in an angle just seeps through the wall ... right on top of our fus box ... :loco:


Fuse box. :eek: Now that's a new one. :loco:



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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Pingdong » 13 Jun 2012, 22:51

damn i actually went somewhere and watched tv last night. looks bad up there with REAL flooding. my bridges were on the news which i found interesting because although it was a REALLY heavy rain, it wasn't anything to write home about. like a typhoon without bad wind. but man, the video on tv sure made it look massive, I hope you guys were not caught in any of that crazy stuff.

fuse box, nice. although I do find (in homes, not apts) that electrical boxes on outer walls always tend to leak a bit, and you can tell later one cause the pant around them flakes. 2 problems cause it so far as i can tell. first is lack of sealing, and second is real shitty concrete work, which is very common. they pout too much sand in and sometimes the concrete will actually grow and bubble under the paint. thankfully we didnt flood, but our stairs did all run down with water for a bit, which we baged and directed towards a drain.

I have never flooded from ground water, only from poor house design/constrtuction and flood from the sky haha.

belgian pie, if you bring that up to your land lord, can you tape it and post it? I would love to see what a landlord does when pressed on an issue that wont ever be looked at :)
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby urodacus » 13 Jun 2012, 23:10

Icon, are you asking for someone to rub chipotle sauce over you?

I'm sure i could but it would take a few days to get over there and you'd probably have lost the urge by then.


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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Icon » 14 Jun 2012, 09:33

urodacus wrote:Icon, are you asking for someone to rub chipotle sauce over you?

I'm sure i could but it would take a few days to get over there and you'd probably have lost the urge by then.


Sorry about that.


:doh: Not unless you want to be turned off. Chocolate, on the other hand...

I was looking at some carnitas someone had prepared in the ol' country. When the sauces start dripping, poor piggie is said to be "sweating". Then the meat falls off the bone.. just like mine right now, no need for sauce. So friggin' hot in this friggin' office...
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Pingdong » 14 Jun 2012, 15:28

are you allowed to have a personal fan? it is simply amazing how far a small fan and a wet cloth can go. some days i just dont leave the fan or my cloth, unless going to rewet it.
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Icon » 14 Jun 2012, 15:36

Pingdong wrote:are you allowed to have a personal fan? it is simply amazing how far a small fan and a wet cloth can go. some days i just dont leave the fan or my cloth, unless going to rewet it.


Had 3. The boss had to borrow one, though, she was about to faint. The two I have are OK.
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