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Old 02-02-2021, 01:22 PM   #41
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How far past closing are you on this house. I would be making some loud complaints to realtor. Also, if there was a house inspection done to be able to complete the close, I would be screaming like mad (diplomatically, that is) to the inspector!

A "coil" of D/W discharge hose on the bottom of cabinet does not sound like any half-way competent install I ever heard of---whether done by a big-box store install contractor or by a plumber.
Close was 12/15. Yeah, I'm pretty annoyed by the abandoned paint, all the trash left in the crawlspace under the front steps, and in drawers and shelves in the garage. Sadly this is california, we waived everything but the financing contingency to be competitive. So this is risk I accepted. :P Well, not the abandoned chemicals, that's literally illegal.

Yeah, I'm not impressed by the install quality on basically anything, the renovation was obviously done as cheaply as possible. But I set aside a couple hundred k for any repairs and upgrades, and we haven't moved out of our rental yet, so as long as I can get everything fixed up in the next 4 weeks, it is all good. Have to move into the house by mid march since our current landlord wants to sell the house we are renting.
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:56 AM   #42
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Didn't take a picture, temp fix was connecting the dishwasher directly to the inlet on the garbage disposal which works fine. DW measured the hose and determined that it didn't meet code in width either, so she ordered a new wider one and more hose clamps in case the existing ones are too small to slip over it. This is more work than I wanted to put into a dishwasher. :P hopefully the laundry machine has fewer issues.
My other recommendation is copper line (not plastic) for water supply to dishwashers and refrigerators.

I use copper line for both and have never had a leak in the 25+ years I've lived in my current home.
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My other recommendation is copper line (not plastic) for water supply to dishwashers and refrigerators.

I use copper line for both and have never had a leak in the 25+ years I've lived in my current home.
It depends on the water. One of my friends house uses well water which is slightly acidic. She lived in that house for over 40yrs and had to replace large section with pex because of the tiny holes of the original copper ones caused the peak.
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It depends on the water. One of my friends house uses well water which is slightly acidic. She lived in that house for over 40yrs and had to replace large section with pex because of the tiny holes of the original copper ones caused the peak.
True, water in some areas can cause pinhole leaks in copper but not here...it's much more likely to see plastic lines fail, often due to age (splitting/cracking)

I've also seen the plastic connectors crack due to age & then pop off...a neighbor who rented had to replace the entire ground floor when that happened to the fridge water line in-between tenants.
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