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Old 12-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #16
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this stupid leak that was supposed to have been fixed 2 years ago but was obviously rigged to not leak long enough for me to close on the house!!
I dont want to kick someone while theyre down but if this issue was known prior to closing and was suppose to be "fixed"...shame on someone for not doing their due diligence to confirm a repair was proper.

Look at any receipts that were shown to you about this repair. You may be able to go after the seller of the property???

glad to see you have it remedied now

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #17
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It's sad that people do stuff like that but its been over 2 years since we bought the house. Shame on me for not checking over their work more thoroughly I guess. The plumber have me a break since its Christmas time and the original person did a half added job. He told me it looked like all the person did was spray expandable foam up there to fix the leak just long enough to let us sign the papers. He then put up new insulation to make it look good and clean but that's trash now. We bought the house from a guy who bought it at an auction and fixed it up to sell for a profit. He's well known around here and theirs usually no problems but I'm thinking he's no plumber and wanted to save some last minute money when the inspector found the leak.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #18
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Im sorry, but the shower pan is not supposed to drop with weight. It is supposed to be fully supported so you don't have the problem you are referring to. What some of these guys say absolutely amazes me.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #19
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Pretty sure he said exactly what you said in even more dumbed down terms for me. What he put in was the compression ring that you mentioned. I will see what happens next time my wife takes a shower and I'm home. If it still leaks then ill call him back. I guess it didn't have a compression ring at all or maybe I misunderstood him. In either case it has everything now and should not leak. I will keep you posted.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #20
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Thanks Nike. Re Nike, Sneakers or Missle?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #21
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I made up the username nikeman a long time ago when I was in middle school or something (if we even had the Internet then) because I had on Nike shoes, socks, and tshirt. I just kept it all this time.

Here's after pictures of what these guys did. They put a new drain cover on that seems to actually fit. I didn't realize how much the old one didnt fit until I looked at this one. It's hard to get pictures but everything looks a lot better to me.


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Old 12-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #22
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Looks like he installed a new- solvent weld shower drain assembly. A better choice then the compression type
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #23
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I'm going to scrub the beams down with bleach wipes to get rid of some of the mold that has formed. I forgot that all my extension cords are being used for the Christmas lights and its to close to Christmas to unplug any of them! I have a stack of insulation under my house and I now have a fairly large area with no insulation because I took down the wet insulation where the leak was. Seems like the old stuff was just stuffed between the joists. Is that all it takes to keep the insulation up? I want to let the area dry before I put it up though.

On a side note: i have never seen a main water shut off in my house. My parents always turn their outside water off during the winter to prevent the pipes from freezing and I would like to do that also. They have city water and a shut off for both inside and outside water in their pantry. Do I not have one because I have we'll water?
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Still no signs of new moisture but the joists are still pretty damp. No new mold growth either. So far so good.

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