My just open up, the supply line cracked, and I was the one who caused the
problem. I am a recent amputee and when I use the toilet allot of the times
I have to use my knee to balance my self to complete the job at hand.
So I do move the toilet every once in a while. :-(
I replaced the ridged pipe with a braided flexible supply line.
Not so unusual, it happened to me as well. I came home to the sound of water
running from upstairs, found out
it was the plastic nut on the toilet end of the water feed line that fractured.
I guess the plastic crosslinks
and becomes brittle over time, and the stress on its threads eventually becomes
too much for the brittle plastic
to bear. Fortunately for me, the water ran across the bathroom floor, into the
floor vent, down the ducts into
the basement, where the ductwork turned 90 degrees, but the water ran out of a
convenient hole in the bottom of
the duct, right into a floor drain :)
Damn, Talk about luck! Our bathroom floor is somewhat canted toward the tub
from the toilet. When the plastic nut came loose the water shot up toward
the tank and of course ran down across the floor to tub ran along the tub
and right under the only 4" piece of sheetrock , under and through that down
to the cavity that the tub sits in. By luck there is a notch in a beam the
water ran down the notch and welled up in the ceiling of the kitchen. I
assume that the water also ran along the electric wire and into the ceiling
fan, which caused the fan motor to short out.
Waiting for ins adjuster to come out on Wed. What should I expect? We've
never made a claim before and my policy is written in lawyerese. It says
that I am covered which I should be. I am covered at 100%. Will they make me
hire someone, will they only pay me for materials if I choose to do the
I know I will be able to ask these questions of the adjuster, but any prior
insight may be to my benefit as to what to say and ask or what not to say or
Oh yeah,the floors a goner! where the tiles meet they are trying to stand
up. One just broke, so I removed it and it looks like the mastic has
seperated from the tiles.
If anythng comes out of this we were going to replace that floor in the
future anyway. But I would have rather not gone about it this way! Most of
the first floor is dry and the basement is almost dry.
Now, I'm concerned about all this old timber. Now that it has gotten
completely saturated, will there be any issues with mold. The house is about
70 years old.
In my area (Chicago suburbs) the toilet supply must be done with soft
copper and compression fittings. And if an actual plumber is
installing your faucets he has to use soft copper there too. Only
homeowners can get away with using the hoses. That is, if you want to
be up to code or pass an inspection.
They now make little alarms that will ring when water contacts them,
handy for under sinks and toilets, sump pumps, floor drains, etc. to
wake you up to problems before they become catastrophes.
Heres are a bunch of them, considering your story they are probably
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