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  • Karen Bennett

    April 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm


    I can’t address the responsibility issue – it could depend on a number of factors, such as who owns the piping in the wall; is it internal to the unit or is it in a ‘common property’ wall at the edge of the unit? Check your condominium plan and see if it addresses the issue, also, of course, check your bylaws.

    From a practical point of view, know where the water shut-off valves are that serve the shower! In my experience, showers and bathtubs don’t have ‘local’ shutoff valves like sinks and toilets do; you may need to know where the shut-offs to the unit are located. It may not be obvious! In our redeveloped building, the plumbers put the shut-offs in some walls and the wallboard people covered them over. We found them after a heating pipe burst and created a flood, when the wallboard had to be replaced.

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