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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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When I was referring to "fixing" it, I meant how did the leak eventually stop. How many units in your building?
ah. i'm not sure what they did. if it was a toilet issue, i think they must have let the water run on the floor for quite a while before they realized there was a problem. then somehow managed to get it to stop and then cleaned up the water. they did say it was their toilet, but i'm just speculating on how they managed to "fix" it. it's a small bathroom and with that much water it probably leaked out onto their hardwood floors too. i am very curious if it was actually an illegal washer as you suggested. our building has 6 units and a commercial space on the first floor.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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This happens to my apartment. It's happened on more than one occasion, more like 4 or 5 times! And it's about to happen again since the ceiling began to leak but stopped then a wrinkle formed.

What usually happens is the ceiling will fall with that much water. In my case they supposedly fixed the pipe causing the leak, then they did a patch up in that area of the ceiling. I don't know if it's the pipe or my ignorant upstairs neighbors that causes this.

Like you op, the upstairs neighbor's bathroom is where my kitchen area is located, they are also ignorant too. They also stomp and kids play rough throwing things to the floor. They stomp when they hear me running water in the kitchen sink. So I get what you're saying.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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i've encountered the tenants on numerous occasions thus far, and in my opinion, do not have much common sense and are stupid. they also trashed the hallway and made gigantic holes in the wall when they moved in, rearrange furniture at 1am, refuse to get rugs but let their children throw toys at the floor until 11pm daily and BLAST their television regularly until 4am. AND it hasn't even been ONE month yet.
What neighborhood is that? It does not sound like a good one.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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I have jackasses above me trying a DIY renovation. They pulled out the sink and cracked the water pipe in the wall...guess who got the flood.

Bathroom drain plugged beyond the common drain on a lower floor this weekend. Of course anyone who flushed on the 35 floors above had their water and "stuff" flow to this clog and into the toilet of the apartment immediately at the clog and up and out. CHAOS.

A friend got a deal on a ground floor apartment...on a concrete slab. If any of the 36 apartment had a leak into the wall, it ran down until it could run no-more...and into his apartment.
He tried to sue but was stymied and sold it to another sucker.

Believe me, we New Yorkers suffer more risk from our PLUMBING and from stupid neighbors overhead, than we do from all fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes combined.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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What neighborhood is that? It does not sound like a good one.
red hook.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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red hook.
That explains it. The first time I heard of Red Hook was from a bad news all over the media. Brooklyn Principal Shot to Death While Looking for Missing Pupil - NYTimes.com The area has some ugly past. It may got better now, but still a long way to go.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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We had a related issue a few years ago... Elderly gentleman upstairs fell asleep in tub with water running which created a huge flood into our apartment. Ruined one wall by distorted/bubbling the paint and then a large portion of the kitchen ceiling plaster actually caved in so we could see wood through the ceiling..... It was a mess, but a mistake... Building fixed everything rather quickly.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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That explains it. The first time I heard of Red Hook was from a bad news all over the media. Brooklyn Principal Shot to Death While Looking for Missing Pupil - NYTimes.com The area has some ugly past. It may got better now, but still a long way to go.
i don't think "that" explains it. the article you are citing is from over 2 decades ago. red hook is a much different place now. statistically it is pretty safe and i've never had any issues here (aside from the current leak problem, and of course hurricane sandy).
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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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i don't think "that" explains it. the article you are citing is from over 2 decades ago. red hook is a much different place now. statistically it is pretty safe and i've never had any issues here (aside from the current leak problem, and of course hurricane sandy).

I agree with you... Have been to Red Hook plenty of times (especially for IKEA) and while to me it feels a little isolated I've never felt unsafe there.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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ah. i'm not sure what they did. if it was a toilet issue, i think they must have let the water run on the floor for quite a while before they realized there was a problem. then somehow managed to get it to stop and then cleaned up the water. they did say it was their toilet, but i'm just speculating on how they managed to "fix" it. it's a small bathroom and with that much water it probably leaked out onto their hardwood floors too. i am very curious if it was actually an illegal washer as you suggested. our building has 6 units and a commercial space on the first floor.
I certainly could be wrong, but I really feel strongly that its a washing machine. You can turn the water in your toilet off if it overflows, or if its the base of the toilet that's cracked, the base would have to be re-sealed with caulk. I doubt they did any of this....please keep us posted if you find out anything else.
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