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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
The Times 

Remodeling the Remodel or – our plumbing isn't plumb


I am mortified, as the daughter of a plumber, that it didn’t occur to me that watching the toilet in our newly remodeled bathroom slowly sinking to one side, was an obvious sign that it was out of plumb. The first clue that we had a problem should have been when I put a box of tissues on top of the tank and it ceremoniously slid off. The second clue was noticing the floor felt spongy as I reached to retrieve the tissues. Tilting toilet and a spongy floor, any observant person would have recognized these obvious signs of a disaster much sooner than we did.

I recognize that my lack of patie...

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