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Old 04/17/2018, 12:09 AM   #51
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Is that the norm in most instances? I don't have my plumbing supported. I have two bulkheads with....I don't know...maybe a foot and a half of some sort of flex PVC hanging down into my sump.
Never a bad idea to get a clamp type of bracket and secure it. I only cracked one tank (never polished any holes ever, and I've drilled 10+ even with some chips too) and that was when I accidentally bumped the plumbing down pipe. Just too much leverage. It's a small investment (like $1) that as you can see might save you thousands of $$. In fact I am re-doing my tank now and this is a good reminder to plan some sort of bracket to secure the plumbing!

OP - that just plan sucks. Timeframe is a bit long to blame it on the builder but who knows. At the end of the day though thank goodness you and your family are alright. I would keep at it with the insurance. What's the point of having insurance if it doesn't pay for an accident such as this!?


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Old 04/17/2018, 12:22 AM   #52
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Is that the norm in most instances? I don't have my plumbing supported. I have two bulkheads with....I don't know...maybe a foot and a half of some sort of flex PVC hanging down into my sump.
Never a bad idea to get a clamp type of bracket and secure it. I only cracked one tank (never polished any holes ever, and I've drilled 10+ even with some chips too) and that was when I accidentally bumped the plumbing down pipe. Just too much leverage. It's a small investment (like $1) that as you can see might save you thousands of $$. In fact I am re-doing my tank now and this is a good reminder to plan some sort of bracket to secure the plumbing!

OP - that just plan sucks. Timeframe is a bit long to blame it on the builder but who knows. At the end of the day though thank goodness you and your family are alright. I would keep at it with the insurance. What's the point of having insurance if it doesn't pay for an accident such as this!?


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Old 04/17/2018, 05:57 AM   #53
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I keep seeing from other members about Insurance will pay, everyone needs to read their policy. I had to change insurance companies because the one I had was not going to pay for any damages if something happened to my tank and it flooded my house.


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Old 04/17/2018, 07:16 AM   #54
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OP, I am so sorry this happened to you. Regardless of the reason, it's just awful. Like BrianD said, we all just want to see the details so we can attempt to mitigate some of our own risk. To that point, I just took a flashlight to the 180 I'm about to set back up just to calm my own nerves a bit.

A good reminder to all of us to carefully read our insurance policies.

Yikes.


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Old 04/17/2018, 07:29 AM   #55
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A good reminder to all of us to carefully read our insurance policies.

Yikes.
or find an insurance agent that know your needs. i am lucky enough, my agent has a bigger system at home then I do. he knows what i need.


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