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Old 03-16-2019, 07:16 PM   #461
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1 question..does it only leak when water is used? if so you eliminated the water lines....
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:24 PM   #462
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I have a chuckle for you guys. I think this is my first story here.

I was at this house fixing a faucet, customer went to work leaving me alone. I finish, pack my stuff back in my van, fill out my ticket, and go inside. The dog left a load on the kitchen floor bigger than I have ever made.

Sorry for schitposting.


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Old 03-20-2019, 08:34 PM   #463
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The Realtor...

This realtor called me about 1.5 years ago for a free estimate as I was working next door. Then he hired me for a 1 hour job.

5 months later he had gutted his kitchen and called for another free estimate , I was ready to go and he ignored my calls which led me to believe he hired a black market guy. He called this week to finish his basement and I asked for pictures. I knew I was wasting my time going there so I gave him a ballpark which included a BWV and proper vents and legal paperwork. He literally cried out at the price. So I told him I knew he would fall off his chair and if I touched his plumbing everything thing had to be code as I wasn't taking the fall for anything.

I'm so glad I got rid of him! PS. It was only the rough in price! I didn't get to the finish! hahah
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:45 PM   #464
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The DIY who hired black market workers got rewarded with Karma...


My backyard neighbor rents 2 apartments in the house. He spent 2 years gutting the first floor and basement and from time to time I saw black market workers working evenings and week ends. I saw him bring in a new water heater just before this...

Karma's a biatch... check this out. I was driving by when I saw a cleanup crew, they had tyvek suits, respirators and rubber boots. I bet he flooded with his diy plumbing.

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:02 PM   #465
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FATHER IN LAW DIY SPECIAL

The family is trying to sell the house and the inspector used a FLIR to find a hot spot on the ceiling and I was called by the owner to check it out...

Double nut and double washer. several layers of sticky vinyl tiles and 1/8 plywood because the floor had rotted.... put it all back and VOILA!

Seriously the floor was sagging a lot. The toilet could of crashed into the living room below while someone's butt sticking out of the ceiling.





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Awesome posts looks like you've been busy... I had a toilet flange i replaced on weekend had to be a carpenter too just to get the toilet back on
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Awesome posts looks like you've been busy... I had a toilet flange i replaced on weekend had to be a carpenter too just to get the toilet back on
Just a note be very careful of other work reserved for let's say a carpenter. Over here I'm allowed to do a little if its related, however I don't want to test it because it's a 15 000$ fine plus other court fees for 12" of plywood.
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Awesome posts looks like you've been busy... I had a toilet flange i replaced on weekend had to be a carpenter too just to get the toilet back on
Just a note be very careful of other work reserved for let's say a carpenter. Over here I'm allowed to do a little if its related, however I don't want to test it because it's a 15 000$ fine plus other court fees for 12" of plywood.
Yes totally.. it was honestly a minor repair just enough to get the toilet the toilet back on as floor was gone around flange i used about 6" of ply wood and made some wedges to beef it up... however i get what your saying.. i wasnt a carpenter more like mcgiver
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Just a note be very careful of other work reserved for let's say a carpenter. Over here I'm allowed to do a little if its related, however I don't want to test it because it's a 15 000$ fine plus other court fees for 12" of plywood.


Oh yeah I’m sure if you replaced a small section of rotted plywood they would catch you and charge you a $15,000 fine. Haha I’m being sarcastic but I also don’t live in canada. I guess you’ll have to stick to being a part time plumber and complaining online about your lack of sales skills.


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Oh yeah I’m sure if you replaced a small section of rotted plywood they would catch you and charge you a $15,000 fine. Haha I’m being sarcastic but I also don’t live in canada. I guess you’ll have to stick to being a part time plumber and complaining online about your lack of sales skills.


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This pertains only to my province.

I'll tell you how simple it is to get a 15 000$ fine plus court fees. The customer has a beef towards you or another contractor comes along and sees shody work or thinks you stole his job and ask who did that. All they have to do is file a complaint. Then the pipe mechanics or the ministry sends you a letter in the mail and you have to submit every paper document they request. They take the word form the customer and pictures and you are brought to court.

They also entrap people on the phone, those guys who offer plumbing on free local ads. They call you setting up a fake appointment while recording the conversation. A hack will get 5 000$ fine plus court fees. I have the statistics of how many illegal hacks and plumbers were caught like that last year. several hundreds last year. They have a full time team checking illegal work. Even plumbing companies get caught when they say on the phone they'll do a gas water heater install when they only have a plumbing licence. You also need the gas license. Bam 15 000$ fine!


For example a water heater sellers who are supposed to hire plumbing contractors but had their own employees install them and were caught in 3 houses. 3 x 15 000$ = 45 000$ plus court fees.

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