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Bob says, “Everybody must get stoned!” (A story within a song)

    Everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned  

     Sometimes, the only thing that makes any sense, in terms of what I find on inspections, is that homeowners are deliberately trying to "entertain" this Seattle Home Inspector----and it really is not that hard----and they really don’t need to work at it as hard as they do----I entertain easily.

    They’ll stone you went you’re walking on the roof

     They’ll stone you when the fire place goes poof

     They’ll stone you when you pause to have a meal

     They’ll stone you when you crucify the deal

     But everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned

     Now while the following picture shows a curious use of a stone as a shim, the stone is a bit of a distraction that almost made me miss that this drain pipe goes up on both ends.

SOMEBODY was stoned

    

    They’ll stone you if you miss a G  F  I

     They’ll stone you and you’re sit’n wond’rn why

     They’ll stone you when you gotta-call a plumber

     They’ll stone you and you’ll feel a little dumber

     But everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned

     I can’t figure out how the drain is supposed to work.  If it is a vent it will sooner or later fill up with water.  If it is a drain----it creates one mighty strange trap.

     Perhaps I am just too stoned to figure it out, and I must rely on the good will of others to enlighten me----so much for smoky paths to enlightenment----perhaps a plumber will know what is going on.

     I am open to suggestions.

    Everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned

 

 Charles Buell

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsCharles Buell • April 29 2010 01:20PM

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Wow Charles, that's pretty funny and what a clever post you wrote!  Hope this comment takes, you never know with ActiveRain.

Posted by Gary Swanson (Century 21 Harris & Taylor) over 8 years ago

I wanted to return to the scene of the grime. The first summer I was out here (1988) Bob and troop gave an amazing concert at the Gorge and I was delighted to have attended, between wives, witha pre 1st marriage girl friend. A good time was had by all. Except Bonnie lost a sandal in deep mud. Thanks for the memory.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 8 years ago

This little DIY fix must have been done by a group of "Rainy Day Women" or "The Man in the Long Black Coat" out there on "Highway 61"!!!

Good thing you discovered it or they might have found themselves on "Desolation Row"!

 

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 8 years ago

Glenn, I am sure old Bob has gotten lots of people out in the mud :)

Craig, I was thinking his song "Handy Dandy" might also be appropriate.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 8 years ago

Funny.  I guess that a Home Inspector just can't win.

Posted by LLoyd Nichols, SW Florida Homes (Premier Florida Realty of SWFL) over 8 years ago

Too funny, Charles - Love Craig's comment!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 8 years ago

Lloyd---not a chance :)

Debi----that Craig is always right on the mark.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 8 years ago

Hi Charles, Doesn't that beat all.  I suspect the plumber that  has to come and fix the failing drain will have an amusing day. Lady where would like this to drain? You have 2 choices and neither of them will work, hehehe

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 8 years ago

William it is really hard to fathom what exactly is supposed to be going on with this drain----perhaps being stoned would help?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 8 years ago

I see Nutsy has removed your mug shot.  Iguess if you are going around stonned you want to be incognito.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Gene, hang in there----the mug will be back-----and so will Nutsy unfortunately

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 8 years ago

That is some funny "crap".  Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun!  I was in a house the other day and found a sewer drain pipr run to the attic of a 1920's two story.  The pipe was capped about 4 feet high.  I am still trying to figure that one out.....funny thing is it ran through the first and second story exposed.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) over 8 years ago

Damon, many plumbing systems have several pipes run to atmosphere----so one capped in the attic would not necessarily create a problem---now if that was the only one---there would likely be lots of difficulties with drainage.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 8 years ago

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