I know I got really mad at you the other day for running over the cat, but will you do something for me?
I realize this is the first time that I have done this in our “new home”—but I lost my wedding ring down the sink drain—will you fish it out—please?
Down the drain? AGAIN?
Aaarrrggghhh! You will pay this time.
But, YOU are the one that killed my cat!
(As I went to fish the ring out of the drain, I discovered that I was no where near out of the door house. My Sweetie had argued for getting the house inspected before we bought it and I had said, “but Sweetie it is NEW.” What could possibly be wrong? When I looked under the sink, I soon discovered that I couldn’t get the trap apart to rescue the ring and our marriage. The plumber had installed a trap that could NOT be taken apart. The drain could be disconnected from the disposal, but the rest of the drain assembly was constructed of glued together components and threaded onto the end of the strainer—-with no way to get it off—-without cutting the pipe.)
I have some good news and some bad news.
You found my ring, but…..?
I have to go to the hardware store (the good news) and don’t use the sink (the bad news)!
Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
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