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Check this out. Had a 60 psi air test on uponor water lines for days. Slowly dropping , couldn't find leak. Came back the 4th day had zero psi. Found this.....
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Well, that is just an improper coupling joint... just was not put together completely
Cant blame the wirsbo pex for that mistake...

I just re-piped this basement last week without any issues...it was a hot mess....
I did have to take a heat gun to one fitting in that 6 port manifold to get
it to set up...

Dont give me any crap about the drain lines.. that was not part of the bid....

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Dont give me any crap about the drain lines.. that was not part of the bid....
So you just did them as cheap as you could? For shame.....;)
 

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So you just did them as cheap as you could? For shame.....;)

No shame in the game here... did as good and tight as I could with what I had to work with.
This sort of gave me a headache figuring out the best way to wrangle all those lines together
the 6 port mainfolds work very well....

This was a back to back double unit with a full basement
underneath.. Both tubs back to back, lavs and toilets too... Existing Laundry downstairs for the owner
and a new drain and laundry for the renter upstairs in a closet .... Basically He did not want the tenant down
in the shared basement any longer...

I went and bought a new milwaulkee expander tool because my old one seemed
to be getting out of sync... Had one small drip that the heat gun fixed


The drain lines were rough and all put together with no hubs ,
and a 4 inch cross to both bathrooms had nno-hubs on them
but that is not the mission I was there for....

.Now if you want to be
a boy scout and re-do the whole house that is your choice..
I was not going there.
 

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No shame in the game here... did as good and tight as I could with what I had to work with.
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.Now if you want to be
a boy scout and re-do the whole house that is your choice..
I was not going there.
Relax, I was making a joke and ascribing the drain work to you. The waterlines look good :)
 

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Relax, I was making a joke and ascribing the drain work to you. The waterlines look good :)

Oh, dont worry...I am relaxed,
just typing cause I am lonely.. bored,,, .looking for something to do while drinking
the morning coffe


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Well, that is just an improper coupling joint... just was not put together completely
Cant blame the wirsbo pex for that mistake...

I just re-piped this basement last week without any issues...it was a hot mess....
I did have to take a heat gun to one fitting in that 6 port manifold to get
it to set up...

Dont give me any crap about the drain lines.. that was not part of the bid....

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Kinda disappointing Mark. We were all kinda looking forward to calling you out on the DWV.
 

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Kinda disappointing Mark. We were all kinda looking forward to calling you out on the DWV.

gee, gosh. I hope you dont think I am showing off or something...
its just another day in the field for me.... and rarely do I get to
totally re-pipe something in wirsbo pex...

You really cant make that stuff look anywhere as nice looking as a copper install
 

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Well, that is just an improper coupling joint... just was not put together completely
Cant blame the wirsbo pex for that mistake...

I just re-piped this basement last week without any issues...it was a hot mess....
I did have to take a heat gun to one fitting in that 6 port manifold to get
it to set up...

Dont give me any crap about the drain lines.. that was not part of the bid....

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Why do you use clear pex and not the red/blue? The clear pex seems to get discolored over time
 

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Why do you use clear pex and not the red/blue? The clear pex seems to get discolored over time
I guess I am just lazy... Dont care to carry blue and red with me everywhere.....
I have a 300 foot roll of the 1/2 clear stuff and it is used for everything including running
drain lines for water softeners very long distances... . Of course if I carried both
the day would come I need red and only have blue on the truck...

One color fits all
I have seen the clear stuff turn kind of grey in older homes but the customer really
only cares about what quality picture his big screen TV has....while watching Housewives of Atlanta

The red and blue stuff would work really great in a slab rough inn situation....
It would certainly keep you from mixing up the manifolds.....
but we dont get into that kind of work any longer...

I see slab rough inns all the time around here with blue and red pex.... nothing is ever
protected under ground and that makes me wonder how long it will take before the hot pex lines
start to grind away and leak.....??? No one cares ......

When I was about 25, I used to insulate all the underground pipes on slab roughs with aramaflex even
though it cost maybe another 75 bucks per house...... I have never heard a peep out of any of the hundreds we
did back then and have never had to go back out and make repairs
 

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Well, that is just an improper coupling joint... just was not put together completely
Cant blame the wirsbo pex for that mistake...

I just re-piped this basement last week without any issues...it was a hot mess....
I did have to take a heat gun to one fitting in that 6 port manifold to get
it to set up...

Dont give me any crap about the drain lines.. that was not part of the bid....

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Dang mark,that looks like you rared back and just threw it up there lololololol
 

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gee, gosh. I hope you dont think I am showing off or something...
its just another day in the field for me.... and rarely do I get to
totally re-pipe something in wirsbo pex...

You really cant make that stuff look anywhere as nice looking as a copper install
My red and blue zurn pex would have looked much better lolololololo
 

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Dang mark,that looks like you rared back and just threw it up there lololololol
Actually we were there 2 days....and it took half the day cutting out all the junk in the
way and hauling it off and the other half standing on a ladder straining my neck figuring out
how the best way was going to look good... Standing on a ladder for 2 days in a row kind of killed my
legs for a few days afterwards.. had to go to the chiropractor after this..
.. We charged him pretty high $$ for the 2 full days of fun
 

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Actually we were there 2 days....and it took half the day cutting out all the junk in the
way and hauling it off and the other half standing on a ladder straining my neck figuring out
how the best way was going to look good... Standing on a ladder for 2 days in a row kind of killed my
legs for a few days afterwards.. had to go to the chiropractor after this..
.. We charged him pretty high $$ for the 2 full days of fun
Im just messing with ya,it's not bad at all,I have been on and done many jobs like this and they always turn into more than you expect them to,always,did you install new stops and supply lines to the faucets??did you go all way up to the tub faucet???
 

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Actually we were there 2 days....and it took half the day cutting out all the junk in the
way and hauling it off and the other half standing on a ladder straining my neck figuring out
how the best way was going to look good... Standing on a ladder for 2 days in a row kind of killed my
legs for a few days afterwards.. had to go to the chiropractor after this..
.. We charged him pretty high $$ for the 2 full days of fun
Just curious what's a job like this go for in Indy???
 

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Just curious what's a job like this go for in Indy???
we installed a 50 gal gas heater,,, ran a laundry outlets and did the pex and it was 6400

probably too cheap... he did not complain
 
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