The plumber came. He’s a super nice guy. We had heard great things about him – Ed McMillian for my local friends. He tested everything and couldn’t find anything that looked wrong. He tested the draft. Had us run both showers for way longer than we actually take a shower and NOTHING happened. No increased level – it stayed zero. No smell – and I know CO doesn’t smell but something was smelling. He said there’s a regulator or something (I forgot what he said) that may have stuck and with him turning the dials and tapping on everything, it might have dislodged from whatever position it as stuck in.
We went outside, looked at the chickens, the garden, the solar panels. Gave him garlic. Shared some of the black garlic I had made. Showed him the garlic pot I use to make it. Came back in the house, ran the showers again . . still nothing.
Tell me . . how is it that the alarm has gone off with every shower we’ve taken since Thursday and now . . nothing!
He’s the lead guy – he comes out and investigates, then sends his crew to do the work. He recommended that we go ahead and change out the water heater, more for my peace of mind, so they crew will come back and change the water heater and replace our toilet seals.
Will I still be nervous about the water heater? Yes. And probably I’ll be nervous about the new one for a while. I will make double sure our CO detectors are working but it appears the problem is solved . . at least til we take showers tonight.