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#427291 - 12/04/17 02:16 PM Thanksgiving Flood
2x6spds Offline
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I had my annual Thank-our-Creator dinners on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving (turkeys not getting any younger and nothing good happens to the birds between Monday and Thursday.) Thank goodness for that!

On Thanksgiving morning I came downstairs and found my living room, kitchen, dining room and den turned into a wading pool. With waves. 2" of water which collected all night long.

Disastrous for subwoofers. EP600, EP500, EP400, HSU VTF2 MK5, Kenwood SW300, all stood in 2" of water. MDF swollen, vinyl separating, mold setting in.

My beautiful Klipsch Fortes also sat in the water. MDF swollen, veneer separating. My M80s are on outriggers and I think they survived. My console is water damaged, but water did not reach the Conrad Johnson amp, Sonic Frontiers preamp, or other electronics.

My new Dell XPS fried, carpets ruined, furniture sat in water overnight, happily it was clean water damage.

I'm having the Klipsch cabinets repaired and veneer replaced with a beautiful rosewood. Don't know what can be done for the subwoofers.

I'd post pictures except photobucket has turned into a bucket of you-know-what.

Servepro has pulled up the wood floors and cut the drywall. Downstairs is full of industrial type driers, fans and heaters. I just moved my office upstairs.

I also added a Studer-ReVox 10.5" reel-to-reel player/recorder to the Harman Kardon tube system playing through some wonderful Axiom M22s. I have to integrate a Klipsch subwoofer into that system.

Bummer! But, I will get a chance to do in wall wiring and cabling for the home theater system in the den.


Edited by 2x6spds (12/04/17 02:21 PM)
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#427293 - 12/04/17 02:36 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
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That sux, california its either on fire or flooding .
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#427300 - 12/04/17 04:05 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
exlabdriver Offline
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Ohhh nooo!

Been there & done that (many years ago). A complete PITA - not fun at all. Hopefully insurance can cover some or all of it.

Axiom probably can build you new boxes for your subs if you want to go that way as long as the water didn't get to the electronics...

TAM

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#427308 - 12/04/17 06:58 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
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Hi guys

Broken pipe fitting, or something. Water blew the doors under the sink open.

Yes, major PITA!

Insurance should cover it all. I like the idea of replacing the cabinets, but I'm not so handy. I'd rather Axiom build them for me, they know what they are doing, me not so much.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Klipsch Fortes in rosewood.

Since they've cut back the drywall, it'll give me the chance to run some CL2 speaker cabling and subwoofer cables out of sight.

Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday season!
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#427309 - 12/04/17 07:00 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
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How fortuitous for you. Upgrade time! I know you've been itching for four EP800s.

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#427310 - 12/04/17 07:04 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
2x6spds Offline
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Yes, 4xEP800! I wouldn't need Servepro to take down the drywall.

Maybe a bit much for a 2 channel music system, but, oh Mojo, you got me thinking!
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#427311 - 12/04/17 07:18 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
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Phil, life is short. Go out in a blazing glory of EP800 splendor!

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#427331 - 12/05/17 06:21 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: Mojo]
bridgman Offline
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Oh man that sucks. Sometimes I think flooding is even worse than fire in terms of that helpless feeling when you first see it.

Originally Posted By Mojo
Phil, life is short. Go out in a blazing glory of EP800 splendor!

"Hey 2x6spds why haven't we heard from you ?"
"I was playing music really loud and my house fell down"


Edited by bridgman (12/05/17 06:21 PM)
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#427338 - 12/06/17 05:45 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
2x6spds Offline
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HA!

Played da music too loud and da house fall down.
very bad.
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#427339 - 12/06/17 06:50 PM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
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Dude, you gotta move all your gear upstate before it all ignites. Fires, floods, earthquakes...its no place for an audiophile!

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#427346 - 12/07/17 01:25 AM Re: Thanksgiving Flood [Re: 2x6spds]
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Doesn't make any difference. I'm half deaf and only like one song anyway.
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