Failure to follow installation instructions leads to recovery

Stutman Law settled a case in which a flood at a South Carolina resort caused over $130,000 in damages. The loss occurred after a sprinkler installer used a faded section of CPVC piping which had been left out in the sun during construction eight years prior to the loss. The installer claimed there was no requirement to keep the piping shielded from sunlight. Stutman Law was able to locate a 1998 version of the installation manual from the manufacturer of the CPVC pipe which stated that faded sections should be discarded. Stutman Law was also able to perform testing on the faded section of piping showing it had only 40% of its expected strength. The case settled for close to 100% of paid damages.

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