You will need to call a plumber. Do not attempt this repair yourself.

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You will need to call a plumber. Do not attempt this repair yourself.

This is what I wanted to tell the home owner.

But after he was telling me a story about how they had remodeled the kitchen.  I didn't have the heart to tell him.

But it will be in the report.

I have seen this before.

Making changes and improving the homes looks.

Like adding a garbage disposal and not wiring it correctly.

Or a new sink and faucet that they didn't know was leaking under the sink.

Having good intentions.

Most home owners want to do things the right way. Most just don't have the skills necessary for the project they wanted to do.

It works don't it?

Just because it works does not mean it is correct by any means.

Take for example this sink that was installed. The plumbing simply was connected to the existing line. (No leaks)

But there is one major issue.

Look at the way the drain line goes up hill till it hits the drop or drain going down.

Drain incorrectly installed.

I see what they did. They wanted to utilize the elbow coming from the disposal. Instead of coming straight out with a tail piece from the disposal. 

By doing the installation this way, they dropped the assembly way too low.

Now the complete assembly stays full of discharge water.

There is supposed to be water in the "P" trap only. Not the rest of the assembly.

I recommended a licensed plumber take a look at this mess and get it repaired.

I really wanted to tell the home owner this.

"You will need to call a plumber. Do not attempt this repair yourself".

Making repairs to the home is a good thing. Just make sure the repairs are correct.

This is why you always get a "Home Inspection" by a Honest certified inspector. For the peace of mind. Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

It doesn't leak but pushing water uphill doesn't make it Clint.

Apr 14, 2014 08:30 PM #1
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James Dray
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Clint that looks like something I would do. 

Apr 14, 2014 08:32 PM #2
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Clint, just because it works does not make it correct! Pointing it out may have fallen on deaf ears! Enjoy your day!

Apr 14, 2014 08:38 PM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
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Taking short cuts can cost you money in the long run.....hire a professional.

Apr 14, 2014 08:42 PM #4
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

When it comes to plumbing and electrical work, it really makes sense to call a professional.  People often don't even realize they did it incorrectly and some of these issues can be very dangerous.

Apr 14, 2014 08:54 PM #5
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I had one of these just last week.  When the faucet was turned on, or the dishwasher discharged, the sink filled up!

Apr 14, 2014 09:02 PM #6
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Lenn Harley
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Most folks don't recognize the fact that the repairs they made are not correct.  If they did, they'd do it right in the beginning.

Apr 14, 2014 09:19 PM #7
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Clint,

Hiring a plumber is the right thing to do. I always follow the motto I do what I do best and hire the rest!

Apr 14, 2014 09:31 PM #8
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Wow Clint, there is a lot going on in this photo!  :)

Apr 14, 2014 11:57 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Water needs to go down hill. Not up hill. Like you say pushing water is not a good thing.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:20 AM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James,

Really? You don't have an UNCLE that could do a better job? Too funny.

Have a nice evening in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:23 AM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

I know that all too well. Probably will not fix the issues but it is in the report.

Have a great day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:24 AM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond,

I would bet the owner thought this was the cat's meow when he did it.

Have a good night in Fairport Harbor.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:26 AM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

So true. One mistake could end up killing someone. Not taking chances is the bet bet.

Have a good night in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:28 AM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi ay,

One way to conserve water I guess. Dumb things get done all the time.

Have a good evening in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:29 AM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Lenn.

So true, but they were thinking what a masterpiece. LOL

Have a great evening in Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:31 AM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

And that is a very good motto to live by.

Have a nice evening in Canyon Creek, Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:32 AM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Yes there was. But the most important thing was the drain that was running up hill

Have a nice evening in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 15, 2014 09:34 AM #18
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is important for buyers to hire a good home inspector. Your clients are fortunate to be able to hire you.

Apr 16, 2014 09:04 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gita,

This inspection was for a buyer who was using a brand new Realtor here in town.

I hope she starts selling a lot of homes. And call me for the home inspections.

Thanks for the comment and have a great day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 09:40 PM #20
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