Finally got a call back after calling numerous times after breaking my arm. He’s been down too. 70+ years old. Turns out he sold it for $63k. I think he made out well, considering the neighborhood. So I don’t have to deal with that mess. He still wants me to bill him for my time looking at it And parts I bought for the job.Looked at a rental today for a friend. It’s his last house, sold all the rest. He has this one rented for $1200/mo. I told him to just sell it as is, but he still wants everything brought up to code. View attachment 129492 View attachment 129493 View attachment 129494 View attachment 129495 View attachment 129496
Take care of him,sometimes if I work for someone like this I don’t charge as much with the first bill,I figure I will make more money in the long runHe’s a good guy, gives me auto parts for free. Owns some junkyards. Unique guy that has loyalty to those who are reliable.
I did just now inform them of it before reading this. It's just a first for me to say no to a job. First off I got it through another plumber and second off I am normally the guy willing to work with what I have avaliable and am able to make it work anyway. I have seen plenty of bad work or ****ed up plumbing that I was still able to work with even though it meant being creative with the code requirements. This is a first for me to see something I'm afraid to get involved in.Walk away you will be glad you did, !
PVC is absolutely allowed. It's allowed anywhere and is the standard around here. The only places PVC or ABS is not allowed as far I I am aware of, is in parking garages on the stack part for fear of getting hit by a car I assume just the stack as I have see it hanging up in the ceiling. And then also not allowed for grease interceptors vent and I believe first 10' of drain on them.DIY for sure. Biggest question I have is "Is PVC allowed to be poured in the monolithic slab "( Not as far as I know) ? Laundry is definitely a Fail.
Better just walk away unless they want you to fix it.