Friday, July 17, 2015

Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip…

drip spout

I’ve looked at this little piece of PVC pipe poking down through the ceiling in the garage many times in the nearly eight years we’ve lived here, but never knew why it was there.

I found out this afternoon.

The first clue was a stream of water reaching from the shelving over to the motorcycles. At first, I wondered if something frozen had finally melted. But that makes no sense since the freezer has been gone from the garage since we moved it to the kitchen on June 20.

Then I noticed water on top of the dog food hopper and on some of the items on the shelves.

For the first time in our experience, the weather and humidity have been so brutal that this overflow pipe came into play. I put a bucket under and noted that the water is dripping at a rate of about one drop per second.

We’re having a similar problem in one of the businesses in our downtown commercial property.

And there’s no relief in sight. The 10-day forecast is for highs in the mid- to upper 90s with a couple of 100º+ days thrown in.

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