|Posted by Michelle on May 02, 2004 at 06:31:02:|
|In response to Re: Plumbing Hell|
: In NYC as If you hired a plumber with out the owners permission you would make another plumber a richer man.
: Two weeks ago I nailed a plumbing contractor in court for a case going on since 1997
: Seems this plumber worked for a tenant in a CO OP apartment without notifying either the Board of directors or the managing agent or the owner of the building as some of these apartments are still non coop.
: When I was on the witness stand two weeks ago all I stated was the "plumber had no right to trespass and do unauthorized repairs without the prior knowledge of the building/CO-OP board member or building owner".
: For this little statement on the witness stand I received $2,800 and the plumber was found in default and had to pay out of pocket for another Licensed plumber WITH the boards/ owners approval to redo the work. ( Guess who)
: I cannot got to any apartment of a tenant and do plumbing without the actual owners permission.
: 2- Another point is your names are not on the lease thus the landlord can rightfully throw everyone out (I know as I own a few buildings)
: 3- About the erroneous statement "the sinus and bronchial symptoms, Not likely"
: Certain types of cancers and other ailments are directly contributed to sewer fumes (gases)
: For example:
: This is why "Professional" plumbers and drain cleaners AIR OUT man holes and sewer piping prior to buring out old piping or allowing personal to enter these spaces THINK of OSHA 1910 OR NIOSAH ?
: 2- Hydrogen sulfide a flammable poisonous gas H2S that has an odor suggestive of rotten eggs and is found especially in many mineral waters and in putrefying matter ?
: Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, extremely poisonous gas
: The gas has a sweetish taste and a strong odor of rotten eggs. Chemical compounds containing sulfur produce hydrogen sulfide when they react with certain other chemical compounds. This is why the odor of hydrogen sulfide can be detected around decaying organic matter, such as garbage or sewage;
: These have been related to respiratory illness and cancers of the liver and brain.
: SEE what is on a real master plumbers test
: If you want me to give you more water borne disease please feel free to E mail me.
: The problem is a lot of folks have really bad training or evcen worse third world plumbing codes like AAV's and wet venting etc.
: Inthere areas many times the home owners are far better off doing their own plumbing rather then take a chance with a person who says
: the sinus and bronchial symptoms, "Not likely" Only takes one brain cancer to cure this kind of thinking.
We've been running the bathroom exhaust fan, which vents directly outdoors, the past couple of days. The odor appears to be mostly gone and my hacking cough has subsided a bit. We'll see how things go the next few days but at this point I'm looking at serious cause and effect.
It's entirely possible I'm being overly paranoid about the sewer gas thing, but I'd rather be overly paranoid and wrong, than underly paranoid and wrong. I really don't want the phrase "sewer gas" to figure anywhere in my obituary.
Thanks all, hopefully once armed with enough facts, I can get something done here.
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