Why did a drakes bathtubs cost $10,000?
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When a drakkows owner, John Koval, bought a drekkows bathtub a year ago, he thought it was the perfect place to store his prized collection of custom bathtub accessories.
“I was going to get a custom tub,” Koval said.
“We were just kind of waiting to get it.”
After a few months, Koval decided to upgrade his existing tub, to make room for a larger, custom bathtub.
But the first thing that Koval did was go out and purchase the entire drekks collection.
He spent about $5,000 on the project.
After that, he went into a bit of a funk.
“This is going to be the biggest bathtub project I’ve ever done, period,” he said.
He began to worry that he would never get the bathtub he wanted.
“It’s kind of like a bad dream, man,” he joked.
“Theres not enough time to make it all work.”
Eventually, Kivalos son, Andrew, took over.
Andrew, who owns the plumbing business with his father, bought all of the equipment, including the plumbing, fixtures, and even the tub.
“He took it on the chin,” Andrew said.
Andrew’s mother, Barbara Koval was devastated.
“Theyre so expensive,” she said.
But when Andrew came in and said he wanted to buy the entire family, Barbara was more than happy to oblige.
“Well, if you really want to take it on a gutsy ride, youll have to have a really good reason,” she told him.
Andrew got in touch with the owners at the local bathtub manufacturer, who told him they could offer the Kivaloses $1,000 off the sale price.
He agreed, and that night, Andrew brought the tub to the factory.
But that night was the start of another nightmare.
The tub had a leaking sink, and Andrew and Barbara went to bed that night worried that their new tub was going nowhere.
The next day, they awoke to find the tub had completely melted.
The sink was also leaking.
And Andrew said the tub was still dripping with water.
They decided to throw out the entire tub and start over.
That night, the company told Andrew they had a leak in the drain pipe.
He and Barbara decided to do something about it.
They pulled up a ladder and dug a hole in the sink.
Then they installed new drain pipe, and the tub started working again.
But Andrew didn’t want to risk the tub going into a dry run.
He also didn’t like the fact that the sink was leaking, so he pulled the tub out and installed a hose that would let the sink drain.
So Andrew and his family began making plans for the next step.
The day before Andrew’s birthday, the sink broke, and he knew the tub needed to be replaced.
He decided to go ahead with the tub replacement, and spent the next week digging a hole into the sink that would allow him to remove the sink and install a new drain.
But then, just as the tub did its final job, the drain suddenly stopped.
“My jaw just dropped,” Andrew recalled.
“Then I got on the phone with the sink company and they said, ‘No, we can’t do that.
We’re just not going to do that.'”
After several calls to the sink manufacturer, the problem wasn’t solved.
So the next day the sink began to run again.
Andrew and the Koval family decided to have another look at the drain, and they discovered that the drain wasn’t leaking.
So, on Monday morning, Andrew called the drain company and explained that he had just replaced the drain and that the replacement drain wasn.
But after some discussion, the water meter in the tub suddenly stopped working, and it was clear that there was a problem with the new drain that needed to go.
“That was really frustrating, because we were supposed to have been replacing the drain,” Andrew explained.
So they called the manufacturer, which informed them that the new sink needed to have its plumbing replaced.
Andrew then called the plumbing company again and asked if he could use the hose that was already in place to drain the sink into the new water meter.
So that day, Andrew and company started the work of replacing the plumbing and replacing the sink, but when they got to the plumbing repair shop, they realized that they had not gotten the new sewer pipe that was supposed to go into the tub, and when they tried to put it back in the original sewer pipe, the new pipe was damaged.
Andrew decided to call the plumbing contractor, who informed them it was a “fractured” pipe that had been left behind when the tub went into dry run, and then the contractor decided to replace the pipe.
When they came back to the tub repair shop that day and saw that the repair had not been completed, Andrew asked
When a drakkows owner, John Koval, bought a drekkows bathtub a year ago, he thought it was the perfect place…