Hot Water Heater Safety Shut-off

Georgi asked me to share the info below. We had one of these installed on our water heater a few years back. It wasn’t terribly cheap (as I recall it was around $300; I can double-check if anyone wants) but was worth it for the peace of mind.

There is a product available that not only warns you when your water heater or washing machine starts leaking water but also TURNS OFF the water to save you a hefty water damage repair bill.
You can check it out at
The best time to install it would be if you were getting ready to replace your water heater. I don’t know the cost of the product; I do know that you have to have an electrical outlet nearby for it to be plugged into.
But if you have ever seen the damage that unrestrained water can do to a floor, ceiling – or the unit below you – you will want to check out this product.

Heat Is On!

For those of you thinking it’s getting a bit nippy, I just got a message that the heat is on. I’m testing mine out right now and still not getting much heat but I assume that’s just because the boilers haven’t yet gotten the system up to temperature.

Any future problems with your heat should be reported to Cathy Deloge (


Trick or Treating Postponed

Trick or Treating in Lowell has been postponed to Friday, November 3rd because of the damage wrought by last night’s storm. While Canal Place wasn’t affected directly, it’s been decided to delay our in house trick-or-treating to Friday as well.  Trick-or-treating in our building will be held this Friday from 6-8pm.

Trick or Treating

The pumpkin notices about Trick or Treating in the building (always a fun event) have appeared on doorsteps but without times on them. In the past it’s always been from 6:00 to 8:00. Can anyone confirm that time frame?

The Annual Monster Stroll happens today downtown.  Please watch for the little monsters if you go driving anywhere.

And if you haven’t signed up for the Association Potluck next Saturday, you can do so here. This is a wonderful (and rare) chance to get to meet your neighbors.

More Freebies! (Cabinets)

From another resident:

This is Pete Pedulla, owner/resident of Unit #220.
My partner, Tara and I, just bought #504 and are renovating. We have some original cabinets we will give away if anyone wants them. They are in good condition. They have already been removed and are ready to go:
2 small upper cabinets (over the sink and over the fridge.)
1 corner cabinet
1 upper double cabinet from short side of “L” (end wall furthest from fridge)
Feel free to contact admin@canalplaceone and I’ll put you in touch. —Ruth

Kitty Supplies Available

From a resident:

I’ve got a free CleverCat top-entry litterbox and a pretty full big bag of Royal Canin Urinary S/O feline formula (helps reduce urinary tract infections in kitties).

No worries–the cats are fine! They just prefer side entry boxes and their diet switched.

Lillian in 108
(Feel free to reply to and I’ll put you in touch —Ruth)


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