**Still editing uploading a couple hundred pics so it'll take a few days to get this thread up to current day**
Bought a house on December '06 and it went bad quickly. The previous owner lied through their teeth on the disclosure form. He was also a homeowner w/ no mechanical skill at all. Everytime I touch something I find 10 more things that are done wrong. I should have just gutted the house entirely but cash flow(and me changing my mind every 10 minutes) prevented me from doing it. I did gut the second floor and re-did everything. I'll get around to posting pics of that eventually.
This might offend some, but I hate homeowners who think they know what they're doing. Leave it to a professional(which I am) if you don't have any mechanical skill. You guys would save me so much time in my life if this was the case
I waved a home inspection(this is a complete racket w/ no certification requirements) because I bought the house for $40,000 less than market value and knew there were things that needed attention. And I have yet to meet a home inspector that knows what they're looking at. You can call me jaded but I don't trust anyone but my friends that are in the mechanical trades and myself.
So this is where it all went downhill. Flushed the toilet for the first time and what do you know......I have a waterfall in my kitchen. They lied about plumbing problems. As you'll see from the upcoming pics(most of them later on) there was no way they could not have know about this.
Cast Iron Stack that is leaking.
After removing the paneling....if I didn't mention every wall in the house has paneling on it
Mold and rotten wood that was apparent before I removed anything
Yes, that's literally ****. They tried to seal it w/ silicone(this does not work)
I can't imagine why the wall was a waterfall
Removed the old stack
Installed a new one
I eventually cut the stack down right above the floor and installed a clean-out tee. You'll see this in later pics.
That's all for now but there is plenty more to go
Modified by dragon813gt at 10:16 PM 3-17-2008