Inspector to blame for $3K repair?

Plumber says defects too obvious to ignore

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DEAR BARRY: We purchased a home a few months ago and had it inspected. At the time, everything seemed OK with the plumbing. But within a month, all the drains became clogged. The plumber had to break out the concrete floor to expose the bad pipes, and the repair bill is now more than $3,000.

According to the plumber, this problem should have been disclosed by the home inspector. But the inspector insists that no drain problems were apparent at the time of the inspection. Is anyone responsible for these repairs, or am I just out of luck? –David