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Old 05-18-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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there is a pvc pipe coming out of the toe kick of the cabinets where my plumbing is for my kitchen sink. can somebody tell me what that may be? this is a house we are looking at purchasing

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Old 05-18-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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poor mans vent?

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Old 05-18-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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Some Central vac systems have a suction port in the toe kick to sweep debris to.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:28 PM   #4
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not exactly sure what that is.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
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Did you take a picture ?
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What size pipe? Is it open ended or does it have a cap? it could be a cleanout, or vent, or something leftover (abandoned) from a previous renovation, or some sort of drain pipe contraption the previous owners put in for some sort of portable unit.
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Did you take a picture ?
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yes, but can't figure out how to post it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:50 PM   #8
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You need to upload it as an attachment

Or host it on photobucket, flickr or some other photo site
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:02 PM   #10
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Well the trap is wrong
And if that pipe connects into it BIG problem
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OMG!! there are so many things wrong with that picture!
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how, bad a fix.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #13
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If the kitchen is that screwed up, it would be a good idea the hire a licensed master plumber to inspect the rest of the plumbing before you close on the house. Plumbing can drain your wallet real fast if done wrong.

Think: Floods, explosions, fires, poisoning, mold, scalding.

Just because the house is pretty, does not mean the "guts" are ok.
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Protec has the right idea---hire a skilled plumber to look the house over for you.

The cost may not be to bad---I inspect the 'bones' of a house very cheaply,knowing that I will be the one seeing to the fix if the customer buys the house.

You can see that some one quite clueless touched the plumbing--could be a quick fix--or an expensive one. Best to pay a few bucks now and make an educated decision.

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Plus the plumbing that has to be fixed is $$ off the cost of the house
It can get expensive real quick

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