Hot and Cold26 September 2008
One often hears or reads of a problem of
no hot water, where water will flow from the hot-water tap, but it won't be hot water.
Early this morning, I had a rather more unusual experience of
no cold water. Water flowed from the cold-water taps, but it was scalding hot.
The problem seemed solved later, but when I was showering this after-noon it briefly recurred — not something that one especially wants during a shower.
Evidently a valve failure caused an input pipe to function as an output pipe. I wonder how far up-stream the hot water got.
Tags: everyday absurdity