Friday, April 20, 2007

Plumbing woes

Our kitchen sink drain was leaking into the basement. And it’s inaccessible because of our basement bathroom built over the pipes.

Plumbers are working away, the meter is running.

First they had to cut open the basement shower to get at the bottom of the pipe. Then cut open the kitchen to get at the top of the pipe

The 80-year-old pipe itself has a pretty huge crack.

Fuck. They were done. Filled up the sink. And it leaked because a vent pipe had become undone. So they had to cut higher (above the sink line), and the clock is still running.

Project suspended. The vent pipe fell out of the roof. They're coming back Monday. This just became a repair job in the thousands.

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