Here is an interesting installation! I have never seen this before!
Don't bump the poor plumber with your car door!
This is new construction.
That is a plumbing clean out.
You've seen them. They have a cap with a square head, and the cover can be twisted off so the plumber can send a snake down to clean out a clog.
Depending on the size of the house there are 1 or 2 or 3 indoors, and one outdoors.
Sometimes in townhouses they are buried in the driveway behind the house. Flush to the concrete or asphalt, the cover can be removed and cleaning done.
In this case, for some unknown reason, the buried tube is in the garage. The servicing tube seems to have been added on later as an after thought.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS!
Apparently a tube extending from the wall to the floor will contain some kind of clean-out port, and the hook up will be made.
THE COUNTY APPROVED THIS, SO WHAT CAN I SAY?
This is a single-car garage. Imagine taking groceries out of the rear of the car (back door or trunk) and walking around the edge of the car to carry them indoors.
To me this installation seems like a problem, OR ACCIDENT, waiting to happen!
And a plumber crouched down working them could be butt bumped by a car door!
Asking my client to get back to me with the builder's explanation of this installation, he did not. I suspect the builder told him that this is it and to suck it up and live with it!
My recommendation: some things are hard to understand. Maybe this is the best resolution of a problem forgotten until later in the process, with an installation necessary, but not smart. When something odd like this is seen, it never hurts to ask why!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
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