Insurance claim

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  1. Oct 4, 2019 #1

    Tom Macal

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    Was turning off a toilet angle stop and the valve shot off the pipe. This was a compression fitting that apparently wasn't tightened down properly. Quite a bit of water leaked out before I was able to turn off the house valve. The homeowner wants to file a mold remediation claim with his insurance company. I cant see where I'm at fault here. Has anyone ever had an experience like this before?
     
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    frodo

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    YES. And I did not let any water damage the apartment.
    I reached under a cabinet. the cold water valve shot off.
    I dropped to my belly and pressed my thumb against the pipe while i yelled and kicked the wall
    I stayed in that predicament for 15 minutes before i was found and the water turned off.
    I let out less than 2 gallons of water.
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    I was on the 3rd floor, the damages would have been to 3 floors
    I have a round scar on my thumb from the copper

    The way I see it, you are not to blame, but the Insurance company is going to stick it to you without a kiss or Vaseline

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    jeffmattero76

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    Are you the plumber on this job? If not, what is your function?
     
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    You are definitely not to blame.
    It was a defectively installed angle stop.
    The installer is the liable party in this case and you can get plenty of plumbers to testify to that fact.
     
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    He may not, in fact, be to blame but that's only his word and would possibly have to prove it.
    If he is a licensed plumber I would think his insurance would cover it.
    If he's not a plumber he shouldn't have been touching it.
     

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