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Old 04-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #46
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:55 PM   #49
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semi significant plumbing disaster

i was on a job repairing some steps at a duplex being rented by an absentee landlord.

while in the basement plugging in an extension cord, i couldn't help but notice a veritable torrent of water flowing through the floor and into the dirt floor in the basement.

i contacted the landlord. here's the crazy part. the guy new about the leak, but had been in some sort of dispute with the upstairs tenant, trying to evict her, and meanwhile she's not paying rent.

long story short: the compression fitting right on the end of the supply line to the toilet, right against the toilet tank, had been gushing water, literally spraying it out like when you have your finger over a hose, for something ridiculous like SIX MONTHS, during which everyone was aware of it, but did nothing.

i fixed the leak in about 3 minutes with a new flex line to the toilet tank, didn't even have to sweat any pipe.

the leak went through two floors and ceilings, and completely destroyed about 1/4 of the building. i would venture to guess that to repair the damage correctly would cost about $50,000.

the landlord naturally wanted a quick and dirty repair (after evicting the tenant) but apparently was scared straight after i wrote him up an estimate. i've never looked back.
thankfully this disaster was not my fault.


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