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OK. I'll start. Here's one of mine. Guys take break at 9:30. We all stand around and visit. Time to go back to work at 9:45 rolls around. Some moron always says I'll be right there I gotta pee. You just had 15 minutes to do whatever on your time. You pee on your time , not mine. Sounds a little harsh but, I get sooo tired of babysitting grown men. Then I'm the A$$hole.
 

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3:30 p.m. No more service calls, plumbers go home early. Gets paid (we guarantee hours).
Next morning, 8:30 a.m. call. Oh wait, I need to fill out my paperwork from yesterday or I have to unload the busted water heater from my truck first or I need to restock!
 

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Choosing to cut pipe with a handsaw when you can use a tubing cutter with an ABS cutting wheel on it. PVC is another story, I understand that there is no tubing cutter for that type.
 

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Not wiping your soldered joints.
 
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carpenters who insist on nailing down lock plates in the middle of two studs rather than over a stud, then you try to drill a 2" hole through the top plates and hit a nail every time!

I use those self feeding bits
 

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Framers that should know where the toilet will be instead they seem to always put a floor joist right where the closet flange will need to go.
 

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Framers that should know where the toilet will be instead they seem to always put a floor joist right where the closet flange will need to go.
(Aint pointing any fingers this way, is you:whistling2:)

GC's who let the HO talk them into moving the location of a bathroom after the framing was already built for what was on the plans, and the framer is the plumber as well:furious:
 

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(Aint pointing any fingers this way, is you:whistling2:)

GC's who let the HO talk them into moving the location of a bathroom after the framing was already built for what was on the plans, and the framer is the plumber as well:furious:
Do it yourself and have only yourself to blame. :laughing:
 

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That one got me Ron. This woman had a bathroom going in and I sat there and figured out the framing to accept the bathroom. I had to header off the section at the bathroom and run the joists in the opposite direction of the rest of the house just so I could get the pipes in. Even the walls I had to frame with 2x6 in the entryway of the house so my 4" line could come down inside the wall. Took a week to accomplish this. As soon as the framing was done she said she wanted the bathroom moved to the other side of the house. damn, had to re do 4 floor joists to get it in. I got paid for the extra work, but damn, it just the aggravation.
 

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On all my jobs I mark the CL of the toilets on the basement walls for the main floor pottys. When bar joists are set, they better not put em on my marks. Across a big bathroom seems like they always cheat over 3 or 4.
Same with integral trap urinals. If that 2" pipe is in a 3 5/8" wall there is no room to offset the urinal drain over and still be able to get the drain spud in at the correct depth.
 

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ServiceGuy, I agree w/ both peeves 100%

NEVER EVER rob parts from one kit for the other. If you replace something on a trap-REPLACE THE WHOLE TRAP. I had a guy a few years do that. It stopped that right then. Always wondered why I seen misfit parts laying around in his van.

Roll the extension cords in a loop w/o twists. Wipe down cable machines after use. When you are done with something put it back in its spot now instead of later, it don't get done and parts can get lost that way or damaged.

I didn 't know I had that many pet peeves and actually I could go on further:laughing:

In Christ,

Song Dog
 

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A+1 to both the hacks. I just had a conversation with a GC who wanted to pay me 20.00 per hour to do plumbing on a house he is building. NO WAY, told him at least 50.00 per hour tax free (Under the table) and not anything less. Its not a contracted job, just hourly. But I told him I will frame for 20.00, but not plumbing. Rates are about 80.00 if ran through a company. Whats he thinking?
 

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Working a 12hr shutdown into the wee hours of the morning. Get home and shower, just getting comfortable in the bed. And the office calls needing you to go run the camera on a sewer or drive equipment cause you are the only one trained too.....
 
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