Monday, December 12, 2005

Big Pickle

We are in a pickle, and not just a little one. We STILL don't have the bathroom floor installed, we have run into some fairly major issues. After talking to the City about what to do about the floor joists, it turns out that the plumbers did not get their final inspection. We now know why also, because the City said that to cut into the floor joists at all, they would have had to have a building permit on top of the plumbing permit. OH MY WORD. Now what? We still haven't received a bill, and we're thinking really hard on how to approach the subject without being accusatory. It could all be a misunderstanding, maybe someone at the City forgot to file the final inspection, or something like that. We hope, anyways. So, just as before, the flooring has to wait on the joists, which now have to wait until the plumbing has it's final inspection. And until that is done, the electrician cannot run his wires for the bathroom lights. So, we are waiting...again. One way or the other, we have to move just after Christmas. Chris's parents have offered their 5th wheel trailer for us to live in until the bathroom is finished, so it will be "trailer sweet trailer" for a while. It's a relief to know that we will have a warm place to sleep with a hot shower. Thank you Davis's!


Blogger Gary said...

Don't pay the plumber! If it won't pass code it isn't worth paying for! You aren't paying them to do any more than the minimum expected. To pass an inspection, which, if you know your stuff, isn't hard to accomplish!

Let the plumber take you to small claims court. You may be on the hook for some material cost. Start reading books about basic plumbing, where to drill holes in joists and weight distribution and you will have it figured out in 10 minutes. Then you can finish it yourself! Don't get me started about plumbing! Bane, bane, bane....

11:19 PM  
Blogger John said...

I'm with Gary on this one. If their job won't pass inspection, why pay for it?

Also, in my experience, if a contractor, plumber, etc, does some work and then vanishes (particularly if they haven't sent you a bill), it usually means there is something wrong, they know it, and they don't want to mess with it. It's their way of saying "I quit" without saying it.

By the way, I've seen your house first hand (well, the outside at anyrate) and it's beautiful. Congratulations on getting it.

Good luck.

3:57 PM  
Blogger C&C said...

The City inspector is doing the final inspection tomorrow, so we will see how that goes. What you've said is what both of us have been afraid of, that they KNOW something is wrong. After we hear from the inspector, then I guess we will call the plumbers. We thought we would be as informed as possible before contacting them again. We haven't heard from them since they called to say the job was done & had been inspected.

5:15 PM  

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