Saturday, March 26, 2016

Water Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie!

What a sick sense of humor Mommy has with our Caturday Art project today. Our week has been all about water, water, water...and while I'm not allowed in our basement, (which typically drives me crazy), this week it hasn't been such a bad thing.


It all started about three weeks ago when we got close to two inches of rain in one day. The next morning Mommy found water on the basement floor in a place it's never been before. But she figured it was just a bit of foundation seepage with the bit of snow melt we had in addition to the rain. She put papers down, it dried right up and was forgotten about.

Fast forward to a week ago Wednesday. After only about a quarter inch of rain the water reappeared in the exact same place. Mommy put papers down again but this time the floor didn't dry up. As a matter of fact, more and more water kept appearing, saturating newspaper after newspaper. She looked online for information on how to detect a leak by monitoring the water meter but nothing showed up. My grandpa even wondered if there was a broken pipe outside leaking in. Finally on Tuesday night when the sump pump came on she ran downstairs to see if she could detect water coming from anywhere.

EUREKA!!!

She immediately discovered water gushing from two corroded holes on the drum cover of the cast iron drainage pipe. So every time the sump pump came on, water was pouring out. She got a bucket to put under it and the floor is finally drying.

Her dad thinks he can either replace the cover or use some fancy plumbing tape to cover it up. That's this weekend's project.

Wish us luck.


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17 comments:

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Oh noes! Home repair projects! Run and hide! ~ Faraday
Oh YAY! Home repair projects! Are you gonna snoopervise and hold the measuring tape? ~ Maxwell

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

OH boy, what a fun weekend project.. not! But yeah, bet you're glad you're not down there now!

Marg said...

Well at least the Mom found the problem and got it fixed for the moment. Glad you didn't go down there Mudpie.

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the pipe - I'm sure your mom doesn't want to go swimming in the basement!!

Anonymous said...

Glad Mommy found the problem, Mudpie. Good luck with the fix.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Good luck with the repair! Having water where it shouldn't be isn't good. Lovely photo with the water drops effect!

The Menagerie Mom said...

We're certainly wishing your mommy lots of luck! And, you look adorable, Mudpie, even all watery! Purrs!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Oh noes! We hope your grandpa can fix the problem.

Austin Towers said...

Mudpie, how clever of your mom to figure that out!! Mine would be useless and just call in someone!!! Hope you are drying out now!!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Good luck! I hope they can figure out how to repair it.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry for your water problems,you look cute though.

Caren Gittleman said...

Have to tell you, I think this is one of your BEST photos ever....I absolutely LOVE it, it's gorgeous! Sorry about the water issue though, but it sure helped inspire a fabulous photo! catchatwithcarenandcody

Peaches and Paprika said...

Mudpie you're looking adorable as usual! I bet your really helped your mom! Looks like you really got into the spirit of things! Hope those water problems work out...in the meantime keep on looking gorgeous!

The Island Cats said...

We sure hope your mom can get the problem fixed, Mudpie. Either that, or you may hafta learn how to swim. Just kidding. ;)

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! Luckily your Mom found the problem. I don't think you want to go down there or you'll have to bring swim fins.

The Florida Furkids said...

Eeek....we've lived through too many water problems in the last year. We hope yours gets fixed quickly.

Your artwork is pawsome.
The Florida Furkids

Marie Symeou said...

Love your art!

Hope the pipe gets fixed!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie