Sometimes a plumbing problem just gets out of hand

Solving a plumbing problem is not always easy – especially when you are not sure exactly what the problem is.

The problem reported here took two weeks to fix, involved the fire department, the council’s health department, a plumbing inspector, a heating and ventilation contractor and several council officials as well as a plumber. It caused a public library to be closed for several days.

The cause of all this? Probably (but no-one seems quite sure) a faulty seal on a toilet in the library’s mens room.

Sometimes plumbing is not as simple as it seems. Do you have stories of plumbing detective work or complex problems like the one described here? Let’s hear about them!


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