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The Coolest Plumber's Tool Kit I Have Ever Seen!

The coolest plumber's tool kit I have ever seen!

On this pre-drywall inspection the builder was installing CPVC plumbing, which is the most common plumbing product in this area.

This is the only time I can see the house in a skeletal condition.  A pre-drywall inspection is an important opportunity to do a home inspection.

This inspection should not be taken lightly, or skipped!

When I arrived there were two plumbers present.  They were working.

Typically the builder sets a pre-drywall inspection date for a time AFTER the work has been completed.  So it was disappointing to see the plumbers there.

But when I got into the basement I saw a tool kit.

Obviously home made, but efficient and light, convenient and cheap, this tool kit could not be simpler!  It consisted of a 5 gallon plastic bucket, surrounded by PVC plumbing tubes with bottoms that were taped all around.

The bucket served as a trash can and the tubes as "pockets" to hold his various fittings, primer, and glue. 

It was fabulous!  What a good idea!

My recommendation:  it's good to see people who think for themselves.  It lends confidence when buyers see efforts made by people that are outside of the box.  When trades people think in one regard, they think in others.  It was good to see!

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 9 commentsJay Markanich • April 21 2017 09:31AM

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 A potential patent for a tool kit !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

While it was disappointing NOT to see duct tape, S&D, that is an easy correction!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 1 year ago

Good morning Jay,

As an engineer once said: keep it simple stupid!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

Good morning Jay. Your title caught my attention and this thing is very cool.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

I like to keep it sweet and simple, Raymond.  By the way, who said the KISS thing, do you know?

Sheila - I was very impressed! 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 1 year ago

Necessity:  The Mother of Invention!

Posted by Stephen Weakley (Nationwide Mortgage Services) over 1 year ago

Seems to me Stephen!  I like to see individuality!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 year ago

Who said plumbers weren't up their with rocket scientist? This one surely is.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 year ago

This guy is a thinker, Joe.  I would not mind him working in my house.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 year ago

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