Improper plumbing connections were common in this older home. There is ample evidence of homeowner do-it-yourself work whereas some pipes are not properly supported, improper materials used, and routing configuration are improper. PVC Y-fitting installed backward and was capped with the plastic top of a spray paint can. Duct tape and masking tape were used to seal and support the fittings. The implication of such a configuration could be a sewage leak into the basement and the intrusion of dangerous methane gas into the home.