I Don’t Know How to Connect the Pipes – So I Won’t

I see many creative and improper plumbing connections.  This photo shows a connection worthy of a Darwin Award.  The bathtub drain shown in the photo doesn’t have a positive connection to the drain piping.  In fact, they do not even come close to lining up.  Drain water will leak into the crawl space potentially allowing structural settlement, rusting of metal components and mold.  Discovering this deficiency during the inspection contingency period will potentially save the buyer thousands of dollars in the future.