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The Water Gushed from the Ceiling

Well I was in the living room. My wife wasn't far away when it happened. The water broke through the ceiling, gushing badly. I was so shocked, so depressed.

So, not being the most informed householder, I turned to my wife and asked her if she knew where the water turnoff was. She wasn't positive, but she thought it was in the basement. So we headed down to the basement.

Behind the stairs she pointed to a likely looking setup, so I attempted to turn it off, but that didn't seem to do the job. Now there was this other device right next to it, but before I could turn the water off, my wife cried out in despair, "Oh no. Look at this..." The cinder block walls of the basement on this side of the house were all totally wet. I joined my wife in her despair.

Then I *woke up*. What? Another one of those graphic dreams. So vivid, this time. The closest thing to a true nightmare I've had in a long time.

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MegL wrote on March 7, 2018, 2:51 PM

What a nightmare! Having said that, have you now located the water turnoff point? I was visiting my sister many years ago, when her two children rushed downstairs to say there was a huge bubble in their ceiling. Water was leaking through from the attic. They found me a step ladder and I climbed into the attic to find that the plumber who had been working there earlier in the day had left an unfinished job on the overflow pipe! All I could do was tie up the ballcock (which regulates the water flow) so no more water would drip from the overflow and tell her to be careful how much water was used, so she didn't empty the tank. I don't know what she would have done if I hadn't been visiting because her husband was away and she hadn't a clue!
It may be very important to locate the water turnoff point NOW. Sometimes we subconsciously notice something different without consciously realising it.