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Water line break: Please keep your fingers crossed for me!
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tyacko
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This weekend the hot water line leading into the sink in the bathroom near my recording space broke while I was at church and breakfast. By the time we got home I had about two to three inches of standing water in the bathroom itself and the carpet in the recording space was drenched. Fortunately most of my equipment is not on the floor. It is either on stands or on wheels. The only thing I had on the floor was my PC DAW which was in the opposite site of the room from the bathroom itself. Also, this was the bottom floor of our house, so no additional damage to deal with.

The carpet under the PC was damp, so I'm just going to let the PC dry for a couple of days before I attempt to turn it on. Please keep your fingers crossed that it boots without problem.

Such is life though. These things happen. We can fix the damaged stuff. Worst case scenario I have to rebuild the PC again.

Tom
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I know how you feel! My hot water heater blew a few weeks ago:

http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/20768.page

It really is a good idea to keep your stuff at least a few inches off the ground. It can save a LOT of money in damaged gear!

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Sorry to hear this. I hope everything works out. Ill be keeping my fingers crossed for you...

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Good luck man!!

My computer is in the basement of my parents crib in NJ a few towns over. A hurricane passed thru our area a few months back last year. I had my computer already elevated, but somehow I forgot to put it on a desk that night... got caught up in everybody else's stuff except my own.

That god I spent the night at my parents crib that night. That next morning... i JUMPED up out of bed and ran into the basement. Water was gushing into the basement and the level of it JUST starting to touching the tower. I had firewire cables underwater and everything.

Thank god everything was okay. A few more minutes and I would've been set back a good 6 months worth of rebuilding. lol
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Hearing stories like these make me glad that I'm a laptop user. My system and hard drives are ALWAYS on a desk.

Fingers crossed for you and good luck...

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Prayers are with you, Tom. All the best!
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If you did get some water inside the cpu tower (and assuming it's not totally flooded) try using rice. I've had to do it with cell phones and bluetooth devices and it works. For a cpu, you might have to fill the tower (and clean up might pose a bigger problem) but it'll definitely dry up the water on the electronics I usually let the phone stay in the bowl of rice for 24-36 hours.
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Thanks for the support everyone.

Monoskier - never heard of doing that (with the rice). Interesting and thanks for the tip.

I opened up the case to see if I could see any potential problems and it actually looks very good. I'm still going to let it dry a few days. Besides, I can't get back into the room until we get all of the water damaged addressed anyways, so that will be a while. So, I'll let the PC continue to dry for now. Maybe this weekend I'll at least see if I can spin it up.

Again, thanks to all for their kind words and support.

Tom
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tyacko wrote:Thanks for the support everyone.

Monoskier - never heard of doing that (with the rice). Interesting and thanks for the tip.

I opened up the case to see if I could see any potential problems and it actually looks very good. I'm still going to let it dry a few days. Besides, I can't get back into the room until we get all of the water damaged addressed anyways, so that will be a while. So, I'll let the PC continue to dry for now. Maybe this weekend I'll at least see if I can spin it up.

Again, thanks to all for their kind words and support.

Tom


Consider renting some fans to get that moisture out of your house in a hurry (if you have not already). Being a Home Inspector I have lots of tools to verify the moisture like a Thermal Camera, Anemometer (humidity checker) and moisture meters.

I am obviously to far away to help (if you need help) but there is someone like me that does that type of stuff close to you. You do want to make sure you get the humidity down to normal reading for you area / house (that can vary depening on your home configuration). One of the big issues is mold / mildew into framing materials and especially sheet rock. It does not take much moisture for molds to latch onto the paper facing of sheetrock nor does it take much moisture for it to continue to grow in the sheet rock.

If you have an Insurance company involved, try to make sure they will hire someone for you to perform this simple testing. I am not trying to alarm you with this, just trying to help. If you feel like you need more help send me a PM. Be glad to pass on whatever I know to a member of this wonderful forum.

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tyacko
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Thanks tpittman!

That is exactly what the crew that came from the disaster services company did. They have fans running for three days and two dehumidifiers as well. They cut out the drywall around all of the suspect areas and removed the paneling that existed on one of the walls.

So again, thank you for suggesting that. It just assures us that they are doing the right thing.

Take care,
Tom
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tpittman
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tyacko wrote:Thanks tpittman!

That is exactly what the crew that came from the disaster services company did. They have fans running for three days and two dehumidifiers as well. They cut out the drywall around all of the suspect areas and removed the paneling that existed on one of the walls.

So again, thank you for suggesting that. It just assures us that they are doing the right thing.

Take care,
Tom


Excellent!! Sounds like it's all under control. You don't want any fall out from it later if it can be avoided now.

T
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sdrr00
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i dont get it? you were at church; why would god allow for such a thing to happen?
 
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