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Fixing the Leak in the Drain (part 2)

September 16, 2020

Plumbers were here today to work on the drain. The plan was to replace the main drain pipe from the unit 301 on the third floor down to our unit 101.

The plumbers were from Radisic Plumbing in San Pedro. They did a good job including laying down drop cloths.

Next step will be to repair the holes in the wall and get a new mirror.

Here are my pictures:

Fixing Leak in the Drain (part 1)

September 14, 2020

So back in February, we started seeing a leak in our bathroom. The leak was flowing down from the unit above us. Whenever they used one of their sinks, water would flow down from our ceiling.

Then we had the Covid-19 pandemic, so all work pretty much came to a halt. We got the neighbors above us to stop using the sink, so no more water. That was a temporary fix.

Our management company agreed to pay for the work. The problem is inside their walls.

So today, two men came to remove the mirror so that the plumbers could get behind the wall to look at the drain pipes and fix where it is leaking.

Needless to say, the mirror was very securely attached to the wall. They managed to break the mirror.

So now I don’t have to worry about damaging the mirror. It was put in the dumpster. Management company owes us a new mirror.

The plumbers come on Wednesday. We’ll see what happens then. Stay tuned.

Plumbing

January 2, 2020

Well, another Christmas is in the history books. We had lunch with Mary over in Long Beach, then dinner with the family at our place. Dinner went great until it was time to clean up the dishes. Luckily the problem didn’t happen before dinner.

We discovered that the kitchen sink was very much clogged. We thought that our plumbing problems were done with after pushing a snake down our bathroom toilet. The toilet was doing great, kitchen sink not so much.

We decide to hold off on running the dishwasher. That could have made things much, much worse.

I tried using the plunger. No help. It just pushed the water down in left sink right back up in the right sink.

Called the plumber this morning. Plumber came industrial grade 30’ motorized snake. He checked with neighbor upstairs to see if they had problems. No answer.

At any rate, all cleaned out. Back to normal. Plumber told us that Drano, etc aren’t much use on an established clog.