Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"How much more crap is going to come out of that house?"

That's probably what our neighbors are asking themselves.

Two weeks ago it was a dumpster full of carpet, carpet padding and ceiling tiles.

Pictured here: two not low-flow toilets, new toilet boxes, a refrigerator with no doors (?), crushed boxes from moving, yard refuse and a week's worth of recycling.


The Orkins said...

Question about the toilets...we have non-low flow toilets and sink in our bathroom. Is it true that we will not pass inspection and we can't sell our house like that? Did you just put the cost of replacing the toilets into consideration when you made the offer? Trying to figure out if we need to replace ours now, or can jsut wait and see what the buyer wants to do.

Kb_Mal said...

You're going to have to replace them before you can close. :( At least, I'm 98% sure that's the case.

We had to replace ours at our old house before we could sell. And the seller of our "new" house would have needed to do the same - but because it was an estate sale, changing them out fell on us instead of the seller.

Kb_Mal said...


"As of June 1, 2008, any
residential properties built
prior to 1993 in DeKalb
County must have lowflow
toilet and plumbing
fixtures installed upon
resale before the new
homeowner can obtain
water service from the

The Orkins said...

Yep, that is what we thought...I want to replace them now, but Husband keeps telling me the new owner just has to replace them before he/she can get water service at the house - and not to replace now, as they might want to gut the bathroom all together, and might want to replace it on their own...I guess we will just wait and see.

Kb_Mal said...

I would call DeKalb County, as I'm pretty sure the county won't let you close until the toilets have been replaced. It's definitely not fun but at least you can buy less expensive ones if you need to. :)

Did you see my blog post about the toilets a while back that was on Decatur Metro? Ha. http://lifefulfilledatlanta.blogspot.com/2009/12/toilet-rebate-update-and-decatur-mentro.html