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Oh, the JOYS of Home Ownership

November 2nd, 2013 at 04:55 pm

In the last 2 weeks, I have replaced the downstairs toilet, replaced all the interior of the upstairs toilet. Fixed a leaky faucet.

And this week, a pipe leading to the hot water heater started leaking. We attempted the repairs ourselves, but without luck. So we had a professional come by $190 later, all fixed!

We are left with the problem of the pipes. The home builders used an inferior piping. I knew that buying the house (and it factored into the pricing). However, joints are gathering moisture & some are leaking. Replacing parts of the piping will not stop further issues in other areas, so I got a quote for replacing the pipes in the whole house. $5950. Yeesh. I will be doing research & certainly working out a budget & getting other quotes. We have time to plan, but its likely it will need to be done.

2 Responses to “Oh, the JOYS of Home Ownership”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Yes, the "joys"... Wink

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I just knew you meant the opposite when I saw "joys" capitalized throughout... :-) What a pain. I think those folks who build, mend, repair or whatever with inferior products should be shot! Years ago on our first house the toilet needed new inside workings. Neither DH and are handy so we hired a friend's husband who was a plumber. A couple of years later we had issues with the toilet running and running. Called him again and apparently he had a short memory because he said "whoever put this junk in took you." Imagine my short lived delight when I informed him it was him!!!!! Lesson learned...never hire a friend or friend's spouse for professional home repairs.

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