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Busted sewer pipe (by Ellie [IL]) May 24, 2010 5:46 AM
       Busted sewer pipe (by Smokowna [MD]) May 24, 2010 5:51 AM
       Busted sewer pipe (by Ellie [IL]) May 24, 2010 6:42 AM
       Busted sewer pipe (by RR78 [VA]) May 24, 2010 9:09 AM
       Busted sewer pipe (by Josh [CA]) May 24, 2010 11:12 AM
       Busted sewer pipe (by Reid [KS]) May 24, 2010 4:54 PM

Busted sewer pipe (by Ellie [IL]) Posted on: May 24, 2010 5:46 AM

Ever heard the term when it rains, it pours? Well in this case if it flushes it pours. The cast iron sewer pipe from upstairs apartments split on the top and when the upstairs stool is flushed water gushes into downstairs apartment.

Tenant is very unhappy at the water that came down into her bathroom. She screamed at me again. Going to cost an arm and leg to have two plumbers replacing the line and feeding it between the downstairs ceiling and the upstairs floor.

That is all the bad news. Now for the good news. The tenant that is being inconvenienced is the one I already gave notice to. I don't particularly care if she is unhappy. My plumber is coming at 8 am this morning to replace the line (pays to have long term relationship with your plumber). Oh and we were able to make arrangements for the upstairs apartment to use an extra bathroom so that there were no more waterfalls. All other tenants except the one I have already told to move are happy with the response.


Busted sewer pipe (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: May 24, 2010 5:51 AM

Screamed at you, as if you did this on purpose.


Busted sewer pipe (by Ellie [IL]) Posted on: May 24, 2010 6:42 AM


First the tenant that we gave notice to and where the water came down at DID NOT CALL US. Instead they went upstairs and screamed at the tenant in the upstairs apartment cussing at them. It was the upstairs tenant who called us yesterday and told us what was going on. Evidently this leak started Thursday and it took these people two days to go up and start screaming at the other tenants.

I asked them why they didn't just pick up the phone and call us when it started. They were BUSY and did not want to be BOTHERED right then. Oh and they thought the people upstairs were doing something deliberately.

God I have to put up with this for at least another month. What happened to the nice couple that I interviewed when they applied for the apartment? And I know the previous landlord had to know what idiots they are. Yes they pay their rent. Yes they keep the place clean. I know. Attitude is a subjective thing. Their attitude might not bother another landlord. --208.94.xxx.xxx

Busted sewer pipe (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: May 24, 2010 9:09 AM

Ask your plumbers to make a mistake so that you can have the upstairs sewage water come out the downstairs showerhead. --71.246.xxx.xxx

Busted sewer pipe (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: May 24, 2010 11:12 AM

LOL RR. --71.9.xx.xx

Busted sewer pipe (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: May 24, 2010 4:54 PM

Yes it's good to know and be on good terms with good tradesmen. --70.253.xxx.xx

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