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by CareyBot

Dear Barry, I hired a home inspector before buying my house. He was supposed to find the defects. After moving in, I discovered that the shower in the basement has no drain connection. During the inspection, the inspector turned the shower on briefly, but he didn't find any problem with it. Now it appears that the shower is a manufactured stall that was set in place on the basement floor, connected to the water lines, but not to the sewer drain system. Instead, it is located near a clogged floor drain. The first time I used the shower the water ran onto the basement floor and began to rise. I've called the former owner, but he denies any knowledge of the problem. The plumber's estimate to repair this mess is about $3,000. Do I have recourse against the former owner or the home inspector? -...