Ok, here comes another opportunity for me to learn a skill. When we bought this place, we had all the plumbing run inside the house, shutoffs installed at every major spot and a brand new hot water heater put it. We hired a man who had worked for us before and had always been reliable. This, unfortunately, is no longer the case. Our plumber has been paid only 3/4 of his fee because he still had work to do. It remains un-done, and is now a major issue. Because I have a major fear of small spaces, I never went underneath the house to see exactly what had or had not been done. BIG MISTAKE!! The water pipes underneath the house have not been rerouted along the heat ducts, they have not been anchored, and they have not been insulated or wrapped in heat tape. The hot water heater access hatch has not been insulated at the bottom-there is a gaping hole there. The hatch door has not been insulated or replaced. The pipes in that hatch have not been insulated either. :flame: Guess what happened this morning? YUP! The pipe froze overnight and cracked. Right between 2 very tight connections. There is a swimming pool under my home, water damage to the flooring in the bathroom (mostly under the tub) :Bawling: The only way to fix it? Cut the whole mess out and run new pipes. I'm out several hundred dollars for work that, at best, is worth about 50 bucks over and above all the materials we bought. So, today, I will overcome my fear of crawling around under the trailer and I will go under there with the new repair man, be sure what needs to be done gets done, and learn how to fix it myself the next time something breaks. I am scared to death to crawl around under a trailer-that's alot of weight up there if something goes wrong. But ultimately, the responsibility to be able to care for my home is mine, and I have to learn how to fix things. (I will be purchasing a diy plumbing book next week-any suggestions? :help: ) I am hoping to have this completely repaired before DH gets home from work, so I can show him what I did instead of what broke for a change. Keep your fingers crossed, all. This is gonna get ugly.