Stick a cork in it!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX United

As most agents and inspectors will attest, there are many creative homeowners out there.

Maybe the homeowner, or installer thought that there was a dishwasher when he/she snapped the plug out of the garbage disposal prior to installing.  It was a good thing that this property had a nice selection of wines.  They located just the right size cork to re-plug the hole.

Or maybe, the homeowner "borrowed" the disposal from his/her property that was foreclosed on but had no way of taking the dishwasher before the sheriff escorted them out.

  I sure hope the inspector looks below the sink prior to checking the flow.  This is an upstairs unit, which means BIG trouble for the lower unit if the utility restores water to the unit without turning valves off on the interior.

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Ah, yes, we're all taught to look under the sink before running water. Sometimes Realtors don't know to do that, though. I had one turn the water on at the street curb, contrary to my advice, and never bothered to go inside. By the time we got around to going inside, the upstairs and downstairs was flooded. It was a beautiful waterfall down those stairs, though. Too bad I wasn't with Active Rain at that time -- I could have used that waterfall picture for Wordless Wednesday -- LOL.

December 05, 2008 03:02 AM #1
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By the way, thanks for the suggestion about corks. I shall have to start saving mine and keeping them in the car for those times when I run into such situations.

December 05, 2008 03:04 AM #2
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Wouldn't want to smell that cork.

December 05, 2008 02:02 PM #3
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Yuck.  Wonder who'll take the corkscrew to that!

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