Unexpected plumbing & electrical surprises

Unexpected Plumbing & Electrical Lines Discovered

Notice the 2 copper water lines and electrical wires protruding beyond the plane of the wall and the ceiling. These were hidden by a “soffit”, or protrusion from the main wall or ceiling, so no cost could be accounted for the re-location when the estimate was provided. When a home has a second floor, which this one did, virtually all of the wood in the ceiling (also known as joists, rafters or trusses) are load bearing and cannot be altered without an engineers approval.

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