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Old 08-21-2019, 10:38 PM   #1261
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That’s what the plumber did after the homeowner stole their work order
That has to be the funniest thing I’ve ever read here!
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:53 PM   #1262
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That’s what the plumber did after the homeowner stole their work order
Maybe I should start carrying spark plug fragments in my pockets.
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:37 AM   #1263
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Brass fitting in an ABS clean out. Of course it blew out the plastic.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:02 AM   #1264
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From the "They stole my work order". In order to fix a completely broken off pipe the ultimate trick is teflon tape. Also with those fancy new washing machines 1 1/2" pipe with vent 90's will do the trick. Crazy people who buy the most deluxe machines that literally have songs but screw over the plumber.


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Old 08-23-2019, 07:23 PM   #1265
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Yes, 5/8” OD compression by 1/2” IP.



I've never seen that. Damn near all of the stops I have ever seen anywhere are 3/8" compression except for a few 1/2" compression ones. Never seen 1/2" IP on the fixture side.


So you use 1/2" IP by 1/2" IP supply lines I assume. What do you do if the homeowner wants chromed copper hard supply lines? Change the stops? Seems like a pain.








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Old 08-23-2019, 09:56 PM   #1266
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I've never seen that. Damn near all of the stops I have ever seen anywhere are 3/8" compression except for a few 1/2" compression ones. Never seen 1/2" IP on the fixture side.


So you use 1/2" IP by 1/2" IP supply lines I assume. What do you do if the homeowner wants chromed copper hard supply lines? Change the stops? Seems like a pain.








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I didn’t install them. The house was re-piped a couple years ago by a repipe only company.

When I started plumbing in the early 90’s that’s all we used was the 1/2” IP outlet stops. Now that everything is low flow all we use is 3/8 outlet. I haven’t seen chrome ridged supply lines in years. I can probably dig out my lockridge tool if I ever need to do them again.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:08 AM   #1267
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I didn’t install them. The house was re-piped a couple years ago by a repipe only company.

When I started plumbing in the early 90’s that’s all we used was the 1/2” IP outlet stops. Now that everything is low flow all we use is 3/8 outlet. I haven’t seen chrome ridged supply lines in years. I can probably dig out my lockridge tool if I ever need to do them again.



I prefer the braided flex supplies because they pretty much won't fail AND toilet rocking is no issue with a flex line. That said if it's a solid floor in a nice bathroom and the line is visible I do chrome. Prolly like once a month.


What pisses me off is some ahole around here was installing one piece toilets in the 80's with 1/2" compression stops directly under the ball cock shank. You ever try to replace a 3" long 1/2" OD chrome supply line? There isn't even enough space to use a flex because the inserts in the end of the flex line are an inch long. This means you have to drain the tank and remove the fill valve to change the flex line.


Even if you change the stop to 3/8" you still end up with a 3" long straight supply line because you can't rotate the stop into any better position. This means the only other option to better position the stop without opening the wall is using fittings and nipples to move the location of the stop. This is why I have a bag of 3/8" chrome IP stuff and a bag of 1/2" too.


I did a one piece a week ago and said fock it, there was just enough room to coil the only 1/2" compression braided flex line I had behind the toilet. It was a 20" long one








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I would have taken a pic but the old ladies were standing behind me the whole time. OT call, clogged toilet, only one in house. The floor was collapsed under the back of it and it was held up by the 3" copper pipe and flange. The toilet was leaned back with the top of the tank against the wall. It's bed rock only a foot below the floor so not a big issue if the joists rot out lolz. I made an explicit note on the service ticket, told them about it, and got a signature.








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I prefer the braided flex supplies because they pretty much won't fail AND toilet rocking is no issue with a flex line. That said if it's a solid floor in a nice bathroom and the line is visible I do chrome. Prolly like once a month.


What pisses me off is some ahole around here was installing one piece toilets in the 80's with 1/2" compression stops directly under the ball cock shank. You ever try to replace a 3" long 1/2" OD chrome supply line? There isn't even enough space to use a flex because the inserts in the end of the flex line are an inch long. This means you have to drain the tank and remove the fill valve to change the flex line.


Even if you change the stop to 3/8" you still end up with a 3" long straight supply line because you can't rotate the stop into any better position. This means the only other option to better position the stop without opening the wall is using fittings and nipples to move the location of the stop. This is why I have a bag of 3/8" chrome IP stuff and a bag of 1/2" too.


I did a one piece a week ago and said fock it, there was just enough room to coil the only 1/2" compression braided flex line I had behind the toilet. It was a 20" long one








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LOL...when I had that I would connect the supply to the bowl, then set the bowl and water supply at the same time...a big PITA...
funny how the roughing for the valve always seemed to line up with the bowl..
do you remember the kohler rough in book? I had that when we were doing alot of bathrooms with fancy crap in them..
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I would have taken a pic but the old ladies were standing behind me the whole time. OT call, clogged toilet, only one in house. The floor was collapsed under the back of it and it was held up by the 3" copper pipe and flange. The toilet was leaned back with the top of the tank against the wall. It's bed rock only a foot below the floor so not a big issue if the joists rot out lolz. I made an explicit note on the service ticket, told them about it, and got a signature.








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Come on we love pictures! Some people ask me why I take pics and I simply say I have to save them for documentation. Some think I've had issues from past customers and they know it's for evidence.

Some ask me if I'll be posting them on the internet.

I try to wait while they go somewhere else. Some people really get on my nerves when they are 6" away and for the whole hour!
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