View Full Version : Yep it's Official the House Went Swimming!
09-16-2004, 08:29 PM
Guess you'll be needing a bunch of new tools too?
09-16-2004, 08:37 PM
Oh Chit! :(
As far as your electrical stuff goes, you can remove the motor, rinse it with clean tap or fresh water (cleaner the better, like RO or even distilled), dry it out with a fan and if possible a heater, relubricate it and give it a try.
Same with the electrical in the unit. Salt water is bad Ju-Ju for electrical stuff. But I have pressure washed big motor windings and tarped them with a heater blowing through the tarp tunnel overnight and reassembled them the next day after doing a megger test on them.
You just have to be sure it is dryed out good.
If it still goes pifft-smoke, oh well. At least you tried to save it.
You folks out there ever think of moving??
There's another bun-of-a-sitch heading at the Carolina's. This just ain't you guys year back there! }>
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09-16-2004, 08:42 PM
I am sorry to hear about your house Al. I have some friends in Pensacola and have yet to hear from them. My brother's house in Panama City lost several windows and a large door and sustain some water damage. Another brother lost a large tree in front of his house. I am thankful that no one got hurt though. So far there are 18 deaths already. Let's pray that there will be no more.
09-16-2004, 10:01 PM
Anytime water enters a dwelling it's a big mess. Sorry to hear about your problems.
On the A/C unit:
You'll have problems three places.
The circuit box where the fuse plug is.
The relay modules.
The heat exchanger fan motor.
As Sonny was suggesting a good wash out should take care of everything. Just be sure that the power is off when washing things out.
The compressor and compressor motor should be fine as they are in one sealed unit and both are within the refrigerant (a.k.a. Freon) system.
I'm assuming that your house is on a crawl space and any electrical connections in the crawl space need to be chacked out and dry before restoring power.
09-17-2004, 04:00 AM
Looks like you didn't fair to badly ,comparatively speaking.You have been thru this before so no advice on this end but insurance problems are for insurance folks > I wouldn't touch a thing if they will,,,,kick back and watchem work.
A joker in the deck of life
09-17-2004, 07:02 AM
The important thing here is that you and your family are safe,
So did the swiming lessons pay off did the house backstroke or crawl? It ain't nothing but a thing, and things can be replaced
09-17-2004, 09:28 AM
Hope you can pull through OK. You can thank God you and your family are not amoung the 18 that didn't fair so well.
Sonny has given good advise on the electrical stuff. Salt in water is extremely corrosive and aids in ecectrical conductivity. You need to wash it out. You should fair well in that.
I cannot truly empathize with what you are going through there. New England rarely gets hurricanes, but we get blizzards. Just different.
Good luck, hope you are back with us soon.
09-17-2004, 05:52 PM
Man, I was watching the weather channel and saw the pics of Bayou George getting creamed then the reports of the tornados... I thought your place was a goner man....
I am glad you're OK... the rest can be fixed....
.... I got another headed my way, but I sure dodged Ivan when it made a U shaped land fall.... literally went right around me.... we didn't get diddley as far as rain and wind... very minor....
As I always say.... ONWARD!!
(Did MY room get messed up???? }> )
06-02-2010, 09:25 AM
My friend tried to get to my house, but was stopped short by the police two houses away from my house. He was able to get some pictures, the water 12 hours after Ivan went by was still well over a foot high and was only about six inches below the front pourch. My entire yard was still under water! I don't know how high it went in the house, but there's no question it was in there. I'm guessing it went at lest 18" in most of the house and about 2' in the den and new shop. The water went down my street about nine more houses and that's what it did during Opal so I'm guessing the water in the house was about the same for Ivan. The good news it there didn't appear to be any structural (wind) damage at least on the new shop and the front of the house. I have no idea what happened on the back side which faces the cove, but I'm not expecting anything bad...! A lot of the area still has power, but of course we don't, but I don't think it will be to long before our power is back. My Trane A/C unit out back will have been under water, any ideas as to it's ability to heal after a saltwater bath? I shut down the main breaker before leaving if that makes a differance.
I'm heading home first thing in the morning and hoping for the best.
I'll look in here a couple of times tonight, but then I don't know how long until I get back on line. It'll all depend on if I have to rent an apartment or can get the house at least liveable.
You all take care!
Edit: Added pic, not a good quality, but it was taken on a video camera