Plumbing issues and a "what now" thought.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Plumbing issues and a "what now" thought.

Just about every single home owner has ran into this issue when remodeling a home.

"All I wanted to do is change out this or that and find other issues that needed to be repaired".

I was looking at my friend's home offering a bit of advice on how to install some new fangled vinyl flooring from a  big box store.

He had bought this home from the builder which also lived in the home for several years before he retired.  I advised on how the best way to install the floor coverings, but then I noticed the way the washer's plumbing was ran.

I told him there was an issue with the way the plumbing drain was installed. He looked at me in a confused look on his face. I told him there was no "P" trap in the line. But maybe just maybe there was one just below the floor. Some times they did install the trap just below the floor under the home.

After taking a quick look at the crawl space and seeing only a 90 degree fitting. No P trap in drain line.An "Uh oh" moment set in. I was informing the friend about the reasons for a "P" trap and his wife comes over and says "After you get the flooring and wall back in, I have a couple of other things you need to do today".

I told her, "He won't have time. There are some changes he needs to make with this plumbing here".

She looked at me and said. "Then he will be busy next weekend too".

Never know what you may run into when doing that small remodeling job.

Have a great day Every One.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Good evening, Clint. Remodeling can be a real pain. I admire those who undertake the challenge...

Mar 17, 2014 10:54 AM #13
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Hi Jay,

No way to tell when inspecting hoes if behind the sheet rock. This is generally the cast 99% of the time.

Have nice day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:29 PM #14
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Hello Raymond,

I informed him and he was not a happy camper. I left it up to him on how to get the "P" trap installed. Then he would have time to go golfing.

Have a great day in Rochester.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:31 PM #15
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Hi Ginny,

This would not had been a big deal if not for the gasses from the septic getting into the home. Wrong it was.

Have a nice day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:33 PM #16
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Hi Roy,

Yes it is. I like helping those home owners. But not when their wives get mad at me. LOL

Have a great week in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:34 PM #17
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Hi Winston,

This post shows what you find when not even looking for any issues.

Have a nice day and thanks for the comment.

 

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:36 PM #18
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Hello Dorie,

I was there to give some advice only. But ended up doing that and helping install the flooring. And yes he will be busy for a couple of weekends on this one.

Have a nice day in Canyon Creek Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:38 PM #19
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Hi Than,

The washer connection was a really good one that sealed off the piping. This was really good with no "P" trap.

Have a good day in Oklahoma.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:40 PM #20
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Hi Tom,

Always be prepared to do mre than first planned. This way you will not be dissapointed.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:41 PM #21
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Hi Randy,

Most all home owners would not even notice the issues. This is why inspections are so important.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:43 PM #22
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Hello Rob,

It is in the long run. Too much labor to tear all the old out and then install the new. Much easier to start from scratch.

Have a great week ahead in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:45 PM #23
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Hi Suzanne,

I tell him of issues, but he wants to handle these one at a time. Good for him too. I try not to mention too much about the home.

Have a nice day in Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:48 PM #24
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Hello Manuela,

They already have plans. Almost done with the windows as we speak.

Have a nice day at South Beaches.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:50 PM #25
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Hi Michael.

Easy ones are getting harder to find. Remodeling is a tuff business. Even on just your own home.

Have a great day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:52 PM #26
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It seems with every home remodeling project there is always something unforeseen that pops up and demands immediate attention. It was a broke water line over my daughters room that lead to an extensive addition to the house I still reside in.

Mar 17, 2014 10:20 PM #27
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Hi Clint.  It is always something

Mar 18, 2014 07:07 AM #28
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Hello Clint and VB (Does Not) do his own Home Repairs ... unless it's a repair that involves GLASS. Great post and featured to the group:

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Mar 18, 2014 09:05 AM #29
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Hi Chad,

That would be a very costly repair. i hope you got a really god contractor.

Have a nice day in Hampton.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 18, 2014 11:28 PM #30
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Hi Conrad,

Yes. There seems to be a never ending list.

Have a good day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 18, 2014 11:28 PM #31
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Hi Vegas Bob,

Unless it's glass or mirrors. That really limits your skills. LOL

Better always get a really good contractor that is an honest contractor.

Have a nice day in Las Vegas.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 18, 2014 11:30 PM #32
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