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HelenaJustina Thu 19-May-16 21:28:06

I'm due to start my period any minute day so please be warned that I will not accept that I am in any way BU...

We had a small plumbing problem, it was contained and not causing any hassle/damage. DH thought he could fix it, so drained the entire system causing 'air-locks' apparently and now we have no water other than the cold tap in the kitchen.

I suggested, before he started that we call a plumber but no, he could have a go... Now we need an emergency plumber tomorrow and I won't be able to shower before work in the morning. He has form for this, assuming that he can fix something when it is clearly beyond his ability. So a small job turns into a massive job and we have to get someone in anyway after he has screwed it up

I am having to boil the kettle to get hot water, to wash up all the things I have had to empty from the dishwasher. I have a headache, am pre-menstrual and feeling murderous.

He thinks he is in the right because the original small problem is fixed, I we all know that he is in the wrong, it is only fixed because there is now no water!

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Thu 19-May-16 21:32:23

If you have running water in one tap on a sink or bath hold flannel or sponge over bottom of working tap whilst running water so that you are forcing the water back up.

This should get rid of the air and the non working tap should work.

I Google drive when we had a similar problem and it did work (Although can be a bit faffy).

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Thu 19-May-16 21:33:14

Gah I Googled it!

HelenaJustina Thu 19-May-16 21:35:19

Thank you sissy if I can bring myself to talk to him without swearing I may mention it! I couldn't listen to the entire diagnosis story of the fuck up as the red mist descended but suspect it is beyond him now.

QuiteLikely5 Thu 19-May-16 21:36:19

The dishwasher should work???

I'd be mad too!

RunRabbitRunRabbit Thu 19-May-16 21:36:42

Fix it yourself. Watch a YouTube. That'll learn him.

RB68 Thu 19-May-16 21:45:09

err shouldn't he be doing the washing up then

BeYourselfUnlessUCanBeAUnicorn Thu 19-May-16 21:51:39

Was about to say the same as red!

HelenaJustina Thu 19-May-16 21:54:49

run I will bloody fix it, by recognising my limitations and calling an expert! He was climbing into the loft and everything, I have zero desire to do that!

RB to be fair he did start to boil the jeffing kettle but I was too angry to let him continue confused that may have been my only Umoment

FledglingFridge Thu 19-May-16 21:56:50

I love people like your husband. Keeps tradespeople like me in business.

YANBU though.

GloGirl Thu 19-May-16 21:58:23

The dishwasher should work fine if cold water is working

HelenaJustina Thu 19-May-16 22:00:00

Fledgling every cloud and all that grin

I only work 3 days a week, why couldn't he fuck it all up have done this yesterday evening. I need to shave my legs wail

HelenaJustina Thu 19-May-16 22:00:36

But why is the cold water downstairs working but not anywhere else?

Iflyaway Thu 19-May-16 22:00:47

Oh, I'd be leaving a man like this... :-)

I NEED my bathroom and loo to work properly. Especially on my period.!

Fuck that. Get a plumber in...

HelenaJustina Thu 19-May-16 22:04:20

I would, but it is 10pm. He didn't start messing around until 5.30 or so, just in time for professionals who could have remedied the situation to clock off.

I'm going to bed with tea and chocolate, passive aggressively not offering him one... That'll learn him!

Griphook Thu 19-May-16 22:08:29

It's likely that the cold water in the tap on kitchen is coming straight from the mains, it's unlikely to be an air lock in all the taps, shower etc. Do you have a combi boiler?

SmallLegsOrSmallEggs Thu 19-May-16 22:08:31

Is the cold water fownstairs your only mains fed tap? If so that is why it is working.

SmallLegsOrSmallEggs Thu 19-May-16 22:12:05

And the dishwasher and wcm should also come off that mains feed so should work. If you have an electric shower think that is mains too so it might work. if you have a mixer, tank fed shower then it might not work.

Either that or he has switched mains off and not put it back on again?

Redtomatojuice Thu 19-May-16 22:21:51

Get yourself to a hotel, sod the dishwasher, have a nice long shower and refuse to come back until it's done.

Italiangreyhound Thu 19-May-16 22:25:42

Of course you are not being unreasonable.

Get good plummer on speed dial and just tell him plummer is on way next time!

DeadGood Thu 19-May-16 22:28:18

YABU... For doing the dishes yourself.

thatorchidmoment Thu 19-May-16 22:30:37

You have my heartfelt sympathies. My husband watches YouTube videos and phones a plumber friend in a faraway city from time to time, and therefore thinks he is qualified to plumb in our new bathroom.
Many many trips to Screwfix, much guddling around under the floor, lengthy periods of time with no water, a fortune spent on tools for another bit of the job, dust all over my house, two floods under the floorboards... And six weeks down the line, I'm still waiting for my second bathroom! Loo and sink done but no shower.
He is too Scottish 'careful' with his money to pay a plumber. confused

RandomLurker121 Thu 19-May-16 22:30:54

If you just want to get the airlock sorted and the water running again, it shouldn't take longer than 5 mins and isn't a messy job and doesn't require special tools.

It's basically running boths taps so that the water flows back up the tap with the airlock and unblocks it. (Disclaimer - not professional advice but I have had to resolve airlocks numerous times due to an old system!).

There are videos on Youtube which will guide you through it depending on whether you have mixer taps etc.

magimedi Thu 19-May-16 22:35:38

I have no plumbing advice.

But - in the true spirit of MN - LTB.


kittensandgin Thu 19-May-16 22:37:12

OP, try what Sissy and Random suggested....unless you'd rather keep moaning about your DH of course. hmm

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