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Old 07-17-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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Not a bit of it; Bedford- Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Greenpoint etc... are all high on the rat "activity/report" list. Yet people continue to move into basement and or ground floor apartments in old buildings.


Plumbing code for NYC like most urban areas requires screens on drains leading from sewers to toilets (to prevent rats from coming up that way), but depending upon when a home was built, maintained and so forth there could be issues with other drains. Things like torn or whatever screens, busted/cracked pipes, things not having been done right way in first place....


One sure fact; if there was an "baby" rat, that means it has siblings and a mother down that drain/somewhere in structure. This and there likely are more, many more as rats tend to live in groups.


It is amazing what transplants, hipsters, or whatever will put up with just to live in a certain area.
A super friend of mine once showed me one those hipster apt he just painted it was so damn small he said the building could up $ 2.300 or more for it and that four roommates were looking at it i swear it so small in the living room i was bumping in my friend!
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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A super friend of mine once showed me one those hipster apt he just painted it was so damn small he said the building could up $ 2.300 or more for it and that four roommates were looking at it i swear it so small in the living room i was bumping in my friend!
That's terrible
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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That's terrible
It is sad, because while not exactly *huge* there some decent sized studio apartments out there in the $2,500 range.


https://ny.curbed.com/2017/4/18/1533...lem-comparison


https://streeteasy.com/blog/2500-nyc...get-right-now/
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:02 PM
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Plumbing code for NYC like most urban areas requires screens on drains leading from sewers to toilets (to prevent rats from coming up that way), but depending upon when a home was built, maintained and so forth there could be issues with other drains. Things like torn or whatever screens, busted/cracked pipes, things not having been done right way in first place....
Are these screens that you're talking about visible?
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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Are these screens that you're talking about visible?

If you are down in the sewers yes, otherwise should think not.

https://www.agridrain.com/shop/c37/r...ainless-steel/


Rodent-proof construction and exclusion methods


https://www.agridrain.com/shop/c31/e...-rodent-guard/


But there are ways for rats to get into plumbing and or toilets.


Brooklyn Man Discovers Horrifying Reason His Drain Was Clogged: Gothamist


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...rse-than-that/
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:36 PM
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If you are down in the sewers yes, otherwise should think not.
OMG. You're giving me nightmares, you are.
Ignorance is bliss.
I'll just have to rely on blind faith that these protective screens you're talking about exist in my bldg
since I can't see for myself. And no, I will not be venturing down the sewers anytime soon to inspect!
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:23 PM
 
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Oh, blech! I should've known better than to click on the link. I didn't need to see the pictures. Now I'm looking at my bathroom sink to see if I have that drainage stoppage thing.
I know! Why oh why did I click the link?
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:24 AM
 
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Plumbing code for NYC like most urban areas requires screens on drains leading from sewers to toilets (to prevent rats from coming up that way)
How does a turd get through?

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Old 07-19-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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When I was a kid, we had one come up into our toilet. Sister went in there and screamed. I ran to get my BB gun but Dad grabbed a broom, drowned the SOB, and flushed him back down. Uggghhh.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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Plumbing code for NYC like most urban areas requires screens on drains leading from sewers to toilets (to prevent rats from coming up that way)How does a turd get through?
I was asking the same thing
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