>Safety Tip of the Day
My pretend intertube friend, Dave at Garfield Ridge, had a breakdown last night.
A washing machine breakdown.
Here is my advice to him:
Buy steel reinforced hoses.
You’re going to have to buy hoses anyway, unless you’re cheaper than I imagined.
Spend the extra $10 and get the steel braided ones.
Here’s my experience with hose leaks:
I had the good fortune to be standing in the laundry room when one of the non-steel hoses decided to spring a leak. All of a sudden there was a loud hissing sound. At first I thought it was Richard Simmons or The Dog Whisperer. It was the washing machine hose. By the time I got it turned off, there was 3 inches of water on the floor.
Sure they’re more expensive but consider how much the stuff in your basement is worth. It wouldn’t take more than a few hours for your basement to fill up.