I was in a house today talking about the homeowners desire for a new hardwood floor (which I’m betting they can not afford). The present floor is simply 1x plancks over 2×8 joists at 16″ o.c. spanning about 14′. A bit bouncy.
At first they seemed to indicate that the bounciness is recent, so I thought I should check out the crawl to see what might have happened (later she said that it has been bouncy for a long time (I suspect always!).
In the crawl I quickly come upon a patch of ground so wet that it is making noise while the water soaks in! Kind of disconcerting.
I finally realize that the black pipe above my head is ending near the side of the house after turning down to pour whatever comes through onto the floor. I trace it back to see it comes from the kitchen sink (the kitchen was remodeled about four years ago).
I got back upstairs and told them of the plumbing problem. Then I asked “Who put in the kitchen?”
“Oh” Keeping a straight face.
“My daughter works there”.
I changed the subject.
Another day, another tool.