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Old 07-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #16
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I would say yes if the damage is substantial. I'm not sure about your local codebook, but ours has an installation standard for copper, and one of the things you SHALL DO is ream the cut end to the full bore of the pipe.




If it isn't reamed, then someone installed it incorrectly. Are they still liable for the damages this far out? I don't know. Talk to your insurance company about it, they may have something to say.
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Good idea. I'll give the adjuster a call and let you know what happens...
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if it's necessary to get a better look, you can heat that joint up and pull it apart. The solder will still show on the pipe so it will be obvious which side was inside the fitting. Leave one side in, in case someone wants to pull the other side out and look at it as well.

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Interesting idea. I haven't been able to talk to my adjuster yet. I'll see what he says but it looks like the builder will probably get away with this one....indicently, I had a plumber replace the faulty section and when he was soldering the new elbow in place he burnt my water softener PVC drain line. It looks mostly superficial but do you think I should be concerned with it?
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Interesting idea. I haven't been able to talk to my adjuster yet. I'll see what he says but it looks like the builder will probably get away with this one....indicently, I had a plumber replace the faulty section and when he was soldering the new elbow in place he burnt my water softener PVC drain line. It looks mostly superficial but do you think I should be concerned with it?
If it's just a drain for backwash or something like that, it'll be fine. I'd have probably replaced the burnt section just because I messed it up.
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It is just a back wash drain and I agree with you. That same plumber was going to come back for something else anyway and I'll point it out to him when he does. He may be shamed into fixing it. I'll let you know.
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