Re: Plumbing Hell
Posted by Sylvan Tieger on May 02, 2004 at 18:36:01:
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.


: : : : : 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"

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: : : : Hi Sylvan, I think you understand my situation a bit better. I don't think the law where I am is as strict as you mention, but nonetheless I do not feel that I'm in a position to call a plumber without contacting the landlords first, and I don't feel I'm in a position to contact the landlords without my friend's permission, especially considering how bad he's allowed things to become. That aside, my name is not on the lease. Technically I have no legal rights here.

: : : : 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.

: : : Good Morning Michelle, Ok try the following Get some clorox or other bleach dilute it and pour some down the drains and let it stand for about 15 minutes.

: : : Buy some spray that kills mold any brand is ok.

: : : I have several connections in many states and countries as a matter of fact I helped a lady from South Africa get her husband a job in Austraila.

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: : How about you stick to plumbing and remodeling advice? Offering employment advice in an area of the world that you have no idea where she is?, this has to be a first for this forum. Maybe you know a relocation service so she can move out of her "filthy living conditons", or maybe you know a motel owner or managing agent that can put her up until the house is deemed "livable". Or maybe you can even be an expert witness to this case and testify during the trial of the landlord and earn another $2,800. Your reply to her original post should have made her afraid to turn on a light switch or walk into the bathroom without wearing a gas mask with all those volatile cancer forming gases swirling around. A little bit overkill as usual Sylvan Tieger. According to her description of the plumbing problems in the house, she needs some basic plumbing repairs done or to move out of the house if the living conditions are as deplorable as she described or you led her to believe they are.
: : e-plumber

: E plumber; As usual, you have given sound advice. I certainly agree with your sum-up of this "individual" who, at some times can be quite informative, but most of the time spends too much time in bragging about HIS accomplishments, job placement for individuals he does't even know, and in general becoming a general nuisance to what use to be a very well run question and answer Forum. Now ,in the past few weeks , this Forum has taken on the appearance of a old, now defunct TV show "this is my life" .Bad enough we have to put up with the porno and crazy advertising, but then this "individual " shows up .....gag, ugh! Hube

THANK GOD for guys like E plumber and HUBE as you make the qualified plumbers VERY Rich.

E plumber dont worry about Mold its nothing for you to bother learning about UNTIL you get hit with a criminal neglect lawsuit. ITs ok GUY dont worry about cancer causing sewer gases as if you dont know it cant harm you correct?

Hot water burns are not to be taken seriously either so why bother to learn about codes and other confusing things.

But one day your going to be sued for neglect and I hope the lawyers do not find a well trained plumber to be an expert against you.

Sewer fumes are dangerous to health, Mold is a major insurance clause in some states BUT hey you dont need to know this stuff Leave it to the experts in the field and wear blinders.

About offering a place to go WHY NOT? On my PIDL list a lot of folks find employment on MY LIST its called people helping people BUT that too you should not concern yourself with.

Just ignore the problem and it may go away huh?

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