I want a refund

In 1998 I had the plumbing replaced in my house. Everything was replaced at a cost of nearly 10 grand. Last summer the house was destroyed by a tornado. I was able to salvage some of the furnishings and personal stuff, but the house had to be demolished. After the storm we put everything we were able to save in a storage shed. We are finally moving into a new house in a different city. I just moved all our stored items to our new house and am going thru all the stuff.
I just found the receipt for the plumbing work and started thinking that they said this plumbing was guaranteed for 20 years. Well, that was only 9 years ago, and the plumbing completely failed. I believe I should get a refund for the full amount of the labor and materials.
If this was your situation, would you just contact the company, or would you file a court case without contacting them?
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snipped-for-privacy@nospam.com wrote:

You would have to go after the party responsible for the damage to your home. It's been said that it's very hard to get past Saint Peter to see him.
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I would guess they are responsible to putting it back into working condition in the exact same location as it was.
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Most warranties of this type have disclaimers for things like home fires, acts of God, etc. Even if this one doesn't have disclaimers, the fact that you actually removed the plumbing that the contractor put in place without contacting him first would void the warranty. Usually warranties that cover both materials and labor are "repair or replace" type warranties, meaning that if something goes wrong the contractor has the option to repair the problem (in a case of something like a leaky fitting that can be tightened or re-sweated, or replace the part if it's something like a valve that actually breaks and can't be repaired. In your case you didn't offer the contractor the chance to look at the plumbing before the house was demolished, so I doubt that any judge or court would side with you. Remember, the plumbing warranty ONLY covers the plumbing. As strange as it sounds, if the contractor wasn't protected by an "act of God" disclaimer he could have legally repaired the wrecked plumbing as it was in the remains of the destroyed house. I'm not a lawyer so I can't give you accurate legal advice on your particular situation, but I own a manufacturing company and have studied liability and warranty issues thoroughly over the past 20 years. You can't buy a new car with a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty, wreck it and take it to a junkyard, then ask the car company for a new car under the warranty. That being said, in this wacky day and age you could probably find a lawyer to take the case!

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I hope everyone noticed the tongue in cheek "exactly same place" I used, meaning the exactly same home and wood and sinks etc. :-)
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Give it a shot!!! A phone call wont cost anything.
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I would contact a Lawyer. Wait and see who OJ gets to defend him for his little Vegas problem, that's the one you want. He seems to know how to pick them.

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