Plumbing can be scary if you dont know what youre doing.. but it doesnt have to be. Sometimes it just takes patience and determination. Join me as I have a crazy adventure through replacing the drain pipe under my bathroom sink.
So I should preface things by saying I know absolutely nothing about plumbing or really how to do much of anything when it comes to home repair. I usually turn to instructables or youtube or something when I need to get somehting done, but sometimes the problem is even beyond my internet comrades and their well laid "how to" guides... thus was the case of my leak.
I had noticed a drip coming through the floor into the basement. a very slow... methodical... drip. it was intermittent. This caused me to believe it was just condensation on the pipe from some hot days but what I eventually encountered turned out much worse.
Anyways, I put a bucket in place.. let it go a few days.. and eventually it of course became worse when I noticed my drip had turned to wetness coming through the floor. It was then that I knew there was a problem.
So i did what anyone would do when he doesnt know what to do. I called a plumber.
He came out and told me it would be a thousand dollars. I said thanks and let him go on his way. Then I called another plumber, whose company begins with an R and ends with an R and has the word "ripoff" secretly wedged in between. He said 220 an hour.
Both wanted to completely disassemble my bathroom, rip out the vanity and destroy the walls on both sides.