This plumber must be insane. Desert Sun Home inspections, Carlsbad NM

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This plumber must be insane. Desert Sun Home inspections, Carlsbad NM

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We get to see all kinds of new plumbing jobs. Those that are good and those that are not so good.

It boggles the mind what some plumbers are thinking or the lack of thinking when re plumbing a home.

I was at a home inspection for a first time home buyer yesterday when I did get into the crawl space.

I was shocked when I got to see the interesting work of the plumber, who re plumbed the home in 2011 according to the disclosure statement.

Was this plumber just trying to get rid of materials during the re plumbing process?

It would seem that way to me.

Take a look at what I saw when in the crawl space for the first time since the new plumbing had been installed.

Main water line with all the Feelers coming off of it.

The plumber ran one main line. Then he "Tee'd off" the line to each and every connection to the home.

And I do mean to each and every plumbing fitting that required hot or cold water.

Multiple lines in crawl space.

What in the world was this installer thinking. There is a total of no less than 17 lines to the homes needs.

Instead of running a main line to the fixtures and then "teeing off" The plumber ran one line in the middle of the home, then ran secondary lines to everything else.

Even though this works. This is far from "BEST PRACTICES".

Simply amazing what this plumber was thinking.

If any one in Eddy, Lea or Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico needs a home inspection or any other inspection feel free to call Desert Sun Inspections at any time.

Have a great day every one.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
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Clint- Wow, sounds like this would create all kinds of issues. i can think of all kinds of problems..

Jun 06, 2013 12:04 AM #1
Rainer
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Brian Schulte
Allison James Estates & Homes - Sierra Vista, AZ
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Looks like a spider's web. It is NEW as promised. Like your posts. Keep Smilin'

Jun 06, 2013 12:06 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-not to mention cost of extra supplies. What a web.

 

Best-Adrian

Jun 06, 2013 12:50 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Clint,

I don't think a professional plumber would do that - something tells me the owner didn't want to pay for professional services by a plumber. Maybe this is the reason why the owner is selling???

Jun 06, 2013 12:51 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Clint, this plumber must have been insane!  One will also be insane unless they contacted the leading inspector and he is easy to find. 

Contact Clnt at  (LINK) At Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Jun 06, 2013 01:43 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: It looks like spaghetti junction in that crawl space.  It looks like the plumber was only interested in a quick payday.

Jun 06, 2013 06:05 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Scott,

Looks like the plumbers had a very long time to do this job.

Unreal.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint mcKie

Jun 06, 2013 11:38 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Brian,

I do really try to make and keep the posts very interesting. This one is one for the books.

Have a great day today and an even better evening.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 11:40 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clint, maybe this plumber was just the apprentice practicing!

Jun 06, 2013 11:59 AM #9
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Clint Uncle Bob told me they wanted to save money so that was at the time the only way he could think of getting the job done :)

Jun 06, 2013 07:41 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Some things can't be explained. Not till you have the actual installer tell you them selves.

I guess we will never know.

Have a good day in the Seattle area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Jun 06, 2013 07:56 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Patricia,

There is a bill in the records and the disclosure statement that says it was a licensed plumber that did do the work.

Unbelievable isn't it.

Have a wonderful day in Flower Mound Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 08:11 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

Yes I'm really easy to find on the internet.

Anything to do with any type of inspection in the Three counties I serve. I am there for everyone to find. I do have all kinds of links coming back to my business home page for

 At Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Have a great day in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 08:14 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I would think it would take longer to do the plumbing this way instead of a straight way the "TEE" off.

Make no sense at all.

Have a really fine Friday in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 08:16 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

I did bring this up to the buyer. Even though this way do'es work. It's a mess and I would want it changed to a standard install.

Have a great day in the Denver Area.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 08:18 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

If he wanted so save money then he would have ran a straight line then branched off. This is nout's the way it was done. Not even Uncle bob could have done this job.

Have a very good Friday in the Rogers area.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 08:20 PM #16
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Wow Clint.  Doesn't the plumber inspector have to sign off?

Jun 06, 2013 08:39 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

You forget one thing. You have to get a permit and then get the work inspected. No permit, no inspection. I see this all the time.

Have a very good Friday in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 06, 2013 08:51 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Clint - I have never, ever seen that plumbing to know if that was correct or incorrect!  Just all that being in a crawl space is enough for me though.

Jun 06, 2013 10:25 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow!  That is quite an installation. Very unusual at best.

Jun 07, 2013 04:12 AM #20
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