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Old 05-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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I have question that I am currious about. I am buying this home and it is on a slab. It is very nice home,but I have ran into a couple of troubles with the plumbing. It seems the the water goes down slow in the main bathroom tolet and in the landry room when washing. This home was vacant for a while so I am assuming this is some reasons for the troubles, but my currosity is how the plumbing pipes are built inside a home like this and runs to the main sewer line???

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No one here is going to be able to tell you exactly how plumbing was run in a house they have ever seen.
It's pretty much run the same way any house is plumbed except the is no crawl space so it ran down through the slab.

If It's copper or steel pipes at some point it may start leaking under the slab.
Same with old steel drain lines.
Anytime copper or steel come in direct contact it's not a good thing.
Any newer slab homes are all run with PVC and Pex in most cases.

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I have question that I am currious about. I am buying this home and it is on a slab. It is very nice home,but I have ran into a couple of troubles with the plumbing. It seems the the water goes down slow in the main bathroom tolet and in the landry room when washing. This home was vacant for a while so I am assuming this is some reasons for the troubles, but my currosity is how the plumbing pipes are built inside a home like this and runs to the main sewer line???
When was the home built? Is it on city sewer or septic?

I would highly suggest having the lines video inspected prior to your purchase. A fiber optic camera can be sent down the line(s) to determine what problems may exist. If problems are found, they can be digitally located. Sewer and septic repairs can be extremely expensive. It may be something simple, in which case the sewer inspection would give you peace of mind. On the other hand, there could be a major problem in which case you can negotiate a solution prior to closing.
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