DR and I have owned a lot of houses; we've owned four and rented three. In 7 years. I've learned that I'd rather rent a house than own one.
Because when you have home repairs or improvements to make, as a renter, it's not your problem.
But we own a house.....and we have a problem. Ug...a plumbing problem.
See that old pipe on the right? That's where my washing machine drains water into. Well, it did. Lately I've been doing laundry and the whole floor would be wet by the end.
The water from the pipe is somehow connected to the drain on the left and water is backing up from the drain. DR can't figure out where it's blocked and it looks like we are going to have to call in a professional.
The good news is I have a concrete floor and there's no water damage.
The bad news is I have a concrete floor and no crawl space underneath to work on the pipes.
DR can't even find how the pipe and the drain is connected.
We might have to tear up my concrete floor.
I am not looking forward to the possiblity.
DR went outside and even dug around trying to find a pipe.
No luck. No pipe.
Did you notice that DR is standing on concrete outside too? This stupid pipe could be anywhere. DARN OLD HOUSE!
This would be so much easier if this weren't my problem.
Any suggestions? What's the worst home improvement project you've had to deal with? What should I worry about?