Welcome to the Tannerie Wood website!
Tannerie Wood is a townhouse community located in Upper
Dublin Township, in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Our
development has a variety of different home designs and property sizes
to suit the varied needs of our homeowners. The homes are spacious
and in very good condition. Properties are owner maintained – a
casual walk around the neighborhood reveals the creative talents of our
resident gardeners. And don't worry about walking on Honey Run
Road – it's not a throughway. We're just a five minute drive to
the Pennsylvania Turnpike, so Tannerie Wood is conveniently close to
most Philadelphia attractions. Check out the
About page for more information about our community.
Date Change for August Board Meeting
The August Board
meeting will be held Thursday, August 14, instead of the
originally scheduled date.
Wood Email Group
Pete McMannus has created a
group e-mail list for our community. Join the group and
participate in e-mail discussions on the issues of our community!
This could include discussion of contractors, Upper Dublin events,
community get-togethers, etc.
After you’ve joined the group, you can send an e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. The message will then be sent to all
the other members of the group.
For more information and
instructions on how to join click here.
The Sherwin Williams store has moved from Ambler to
They are now located in the shopping center across from the Lower
Gwynedd Township Bldg. The address is: 1121 N. Bethlehem Pike.
It's on the left hand side of Bethlehem Pike, driving north. It is
in the same strip as the Giant supermarket in Spring House (formerly a
Lateral Water Line:
$10/year for Peace of Mind!
A board member recently had major problems with her water
supply. She found that there was a leak in the "Lateral" water
line, which is the pipe that brings water from the curb to the house.
She learned that the Lateral is the responsibility of the homeowner.
The repairs involve digging up the line and replacing it
(or doing a patch - still a lot of digging). The cost: thousands of
dollars - homeowner's responsibility.
She found out that the cost could have been eliminated if
she had taken part in the Lateral Maintenance Program offered by North
Wales Water Authority at a cost of $10.00 per year. Evidently, this was
mentioned in prior bills but could be easily missed.
We would suggest you check this out and for a small
yearly fee, take part in this program and possibly save yourself a lot
of money should this happen to you.
NWWA Lateral Maintenance Program
Be on the Lookout for Gas
Carole Witt reported this regarding a gas leak at her
A contractor practically saved our lives today.
He was here working for us, and upon leaving he smelled gas and
discovered that we had a gas leak. We called the gas company and
they have been here to check it out and repair it. Our meter is
on the brick front wall of our house - beneath the kitchen window. The
gas company guy said that the dope had dried out. Pipe dope goes
on the pipe threads and joints to form a seal - like a gasket.
Carole advises everyone to stay alert to leaks around
the gas meter. And, of course, if you smell gas either inside or
outside of your house, call the gas company immediately. Their
policy is respond very quickly to such calls.
Make Sure Your
Washing Machine Doesn't Leak!!!
Many Tannerie Wood homes have their washing machines on
the second floor. This is a huge convenience, but it also presents
a big risk that the washing machine will leak and flood the house.
It is important to take precautionary steps!
A home on Honey Run had a washer that used rubber hoses
connecting to the faucet. In the middle of one night over the
holidays a hose failed and water leaked out for hours, flooding the
first floor and basement. The soaked wallboard came off the living
room and dining room ceilings; the carpet had to be taken up in the
basement; damage was extensive.
Homeowners can significantly reduce the risk of such
floods by taking one or two precautions:
1) Shut off the water to the washing machine after every
use. This can be made simple by having a plumber install a
single-lever washing machine shutoff valve. If the water isn't
shut off after every use, the hoses, the washing machine, and the joints
are subject to continual high water pressure, increasing the chance of
2) Buy steel hoses from someplace like Lowe's or Home
Depot and replace the rubber hoses. Anyone can do it, so you don't
need to hire somebody.
In the second
August 2006 Board meeting,
the Board discussed the difficulties in finding good contractors for the
various home improvement projects of Tannerie Homeowners. Although
the Board cannot make contractor recommendations, individual homeowners
can. Thus was born a new page on this website:
Contractors, a forum for homeowners to
share their experiences with particular contractors and projects.
A link to the new webpage can always be found on this website's main
menu (see menu on left).
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