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    Saw this on my afternoon inspection and couldn't believe my luck. It's a great day to be a home inspector!!!!!

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    What did you expect the plumber to do? Go around the pier? Get real!

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    At least he did it in a cleanly manner. Unusual for a plumber.


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    Your right. It is a little much to expect but man..... some common sense.


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    Did you verify the slope of the drain line?


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    Just figerd is close nuff wasnt runnin on me so its aok


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    Did anyone consider the plumbing came first, prior to the brick structure?
    Maybe they didn't want to pay extra to offset arround the brick structure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Thompson View Post
    Did anyone consider the plumbing came first, prior to the brick structure?
    Maybe they didn't want to pay extra to offset arround the brick structure.
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    * Guess they Just Left All Those Broken Bricks for ground cover.
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    Let see, that house is no modern showpiece and the cast iron pipe dates way back to the dirty old days, so Mr. Plumber knew he'd be retired or gone to the happy hole in the sky long before you crawled in there and took a picture. Smart man, got 'er done.

    BTW, kudos to Mr Mason as well. He knew how to mix mortar, eh?

    Then HG said "Interesting CI? hmmm.

    Ah well, its a resurrected 4-year-old thread, not going to bother, never mind."

    Then I said "Well it looked like cast iron to me, and I didn't notice the dates".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Let see, that house is no modern showpiece and the cast iron pipe dates way back to the dirty old days, so Mr. Plumber knew he'd be retired or gone to the happy hole in the sky long before you crawled in there and took a picture. Smart man, got 'er done.

    BTW, kudos to Mr Mason as well. He knew how to mix mortar, eh?
    Interesting CI? hmmm.

    Ah well, its a resurected 4-year-old thread, not going to bother, never mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Thompson View Post
    Did anyone consider the plumbing came first, prior to the brick structure?
    Only until I noticed the mortar UNDER the HANGING brick ...

    (Placing that mortar under that brick like that would be a neat trick for even the best mason. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Only until I noticed the mortar UNDER the HANGING brick ...

    (Placing that mortar under that brick like that would be a neat trick for even the best mason. )
    I noticed that after my post, but who knows what others do to cover stuff up, took planter apart for used bricks. That sure is a big knockout for a 4" line. They also used some bricks to support the HVAC unit

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    Question.....was this a "functioning" pier? I noticed that the wood member above it doesn't seem to be a girder...looks more like a floor joist. As long as it wasn't a girder, AND as long as there was no point load on it, it might be ok. Did you do any further discovery?


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    just realized how old this was...i shouldn't have bothered either...oh well..


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