In an attempt to bring our lawn up to par with our neighbors’, I installed an underground sprinkler system. A few months went by and the results were terrific—our lawn was green and weed free. A neighbor suggested we’d get even better results if we had our lawn professionally aerated. So of course I called up a lawn service and had it done. The next morning, I peered out the window to see streams of water spurting up from random spots in the lawn. Apparently I hadn’t buried the underground tubing deep enough and the machine that aerated the lawn punctured the lines. Now I can impress my neighbors with my pipe-patching skills.
What a Turkey
I grabbed a small hammer and a screwdriver and started tapping on the ice. One, two, and on my third tap, there was a loud hissing sound. I had ruptured a refrigerant line that was just below the ice. The estimate to repair the line and replace the coolant was about the same as the price of a new freezer—$350. I bought the new freezer and put my very expensive ‘free’ turkey inside it.