This line, "What one man can invent another can discover," is spoken by Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Dancing Man.
For example, if something has been done in a house to cause a leak, and a leak happens, the source of that leak can eventually be found.
The manager of a condo building asked me to come to try to evaluate the source of a leak that was happening and nobody could figure out how it was happening. He is a friend of mine and wanted some help.
After a short explanation, he said, "Imagine the hologram of Princess Leia asking for Obi Wan's help, saying he was their only hope."
To that I said, "Get real..." But I went over anyway on my way home one afternoon.
The leak was happening in a bedroom ceiling, not near a roof, and in the middle condo of a three-level building. It is a small leak, with a small stain, and which gets wet once a week, on the weekend.
It started happening a month ago.
Walking in I said I might have it figured out already.
He said, "What are you, Sherlock Holmes or something?"
Well, no. But a clue is a clue.
That was my clue on the left!
Can you deduce what I thought the problem was?
It turns out I was right. We couldn't get into the unit in question that day. But I told him what questions to ask and what to look for when they did gain access.
Here are the questions I thought he should ask the condo owner:
--> Did you buy a new washing machine recently? The answer was yes.
--> Did you have the washing machine delivered and installed? The answer was yes.
--> Do you do wash on the weekend? The answer was yes.
What are the clue(s) you see in the photo? What did I think the problem was? Who did I think invented it?
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