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Old 01-09-2017, 10:16 PM
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That's too bad and I hope you get straight soon. I had a power outage that resulted in burst pipes in my shop that was stocked with finished cabinets and other case goods I had just completed and were just waiting for me to install. Some pretty unhappy customers. --- Not fun! I feel your pain.
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As Ryan stated, thanks for your sympathies. Your concern means a lot to us.
Fingers are crossed on the paler woods drying out successfully.
It's an irony that more worry is spent concerning the possibility of fire.
But plain old water can do a number on you as well.

Recalling her Biblical stories, one of Ryan's daughters, hearing of our "flood", worried that someone might have gotten hurt?
Indeed...it could have been worse than it was.

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Yikes! What a mess. Sorry this happened to you guys. Just happy everyone is safe.
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Well that stinks! Good thing wood is hygroscopic

I would love to have hot water, or any water for that matter, in my shop if for any reason so I don't have to shlep water from the hose to my humidifiers. Perhaps there is some fail safe system you can install.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:00 AM
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If that carpet isn't glued down you're going to need to raise it to let the underside dry, otherwise you're likely to find mold begin to grow under there. Don't ask me how I know.
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That brings back some memories (not good one's) and Oh man, as soon as I saw the wood leaning up against the wall, !!! That sinking feeling! Good thing no one got heart and you can always learn from these things. Now the wood stays off the floor
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Thanks again, folks. I do have good news to report: the maple flattened to pre-flood condition. This truly was amazing to see. Yesterday when I clamped the warped "buckle" flat, the rest of the plate--which was free to move--twisted wildly. I was certain these sets were goners. This morning, though, they were flat and straight again. Which process would have been fun to watch happen (oh for a time-lapse camera), but sleeping was much more rewarding.

So things are looking up. Be looking for a post-flood sale in future,

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I trust there is a rainbow in the sky now. We were out of our home for 3 months after flooding. Not fun at all. Fortunately only lost one guitar in that one, a Bass and an amplifier. I hope your recovery continues a well as it has so far. Hopefully the water damaged timbers can be used to make some wonderful instruments, each with their own, special, provenance.
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Look at the bright side... Now you can say "I have some special sinker wood you may want to take a look at"

Glad the cleanup is going ok. Makes you appreciate those days when everything goes good doesn't it.
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Sorry to read about your water heater troubles, Ryan & Steve. I know a few people who have had hoses to washing machines split or water heaters spring a leak while they were on vacation and come home to a foot of water in their basements. I always turn off the main valve to our house whenever I'm away for one night or more, and I had quick (90 degree) shut-off valves installed on the hot and cold supply to our washing machine. I have also replaced our water heater every 15 years in our home, and maybe that's not being careful enough.

Well, glad to see you're recovering and ready to build some more beautiful instruments!
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