• Our Rutherford Custom Home needed a carpenter for plumbing repairs
  • We had to bring our new home’s plumbing up to contemporary standards


Our Rutherford Custom Home needed a carpenter for plumbing repairs

There were plumbing leaks during construction, and numerous plumbing leaks after we moved in.

Worse. Who would have thought it would take a plumber and a carpenter to stop leaks? That’s what it took in our Rutherford Custom Home.

The plumber buried unsoldered connectors inside the house’s walls, rather than extending them into the home behind cabinets. When the plumbing leaked, the plumber could not get to the connectors without a carpenter to cut open the home’s walls. Also, our plumbers found broken and cracked plumbing inside the walls, including where the Rutherford Custom Homes plumber repaired a kitchen leak during construction.

One of our first leaks was because of improper metals, electrolysis breaking down our plumbing. Our pipes were being eaten away (see photo) and with our morning pills came grit. I thought the grit was coming from the nearby water storage tank. Turns out, we were drinking bits of our rusting and breaking down metal pipe.

We had to bring Rutherford Custom Homes plumbing up to contemporary standards

We had the pipes replaced and had connectors rebuilt to contemporary building standards.

Plumbing. Another disaster to contend with in our new home.

From the deposition of James W. Rutherford, Jr., president of Rutherford Custom Homes of Wimberley, TX:

Q: And is it also true, then, from its beginning through its end that it (the house) met your approval from the standpoint of it being suitable as a completed residence for the Roses?
A: Yes, sir.


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