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I hate pedestal sinks with a passion! You never have room to work behind that pillar! Don't try to remove the pillar because its not screwed to the wall or it is held only drywall screw and no backing. Either that or a tiny bead of silicone and rip the paper out!
 

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Ok my turn, I call this the little house of horrors! I stopped taking pictures after a while it was too much.


Main water valve, super coupling and gotta catch the drip!!




Who needs a stinking trap! A vent right here!




Its a funnel! Bernoulli's principle I believe, I'm smart!





Indy 500 speedway!




That's why my dishwasher installation price is too expensive! I finally know why!




A tea or a Y what's the difference? I could never see the difference! Hey look its a bag!




I don't have a coupling hmm! Oh wait I'll use a Wye, a 90, a 45 and a clean out!, I won't put glue so I can bring these back to the store in the near future.

 

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Since I've been going to people's houses I see hackwork maybe 50% of the time. Many times are from remodels by general contractors as they don't hire plumbers. It makes them think a GC licence gives them the right to perform all the trades by themselves.

I wish I could be a police sometimes. I go to HD and I see GCs all the time shopping in the plumbing isle.

I also see a lot of homeowners with a shopping list while the hack is at their home. The HD clerk sometimes asks me for advice which I hate when he does that, he only helps this nonsense along.

The other day as I'm filling my cart a funny speaking guy goes to the clerk with a cartridge and says" This comes from my fisher price faucet". I burst out a loud laugh, :vs_laugh: the clerk was trying to keep a straight face.


Anyway that water heater was installed by a real plumbing company!

I'll be taking more pics of stuff, stay tuned.
 

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Tabarnak!


tabarnak

(Quebec, vulgar, slang) An expletive and intensifier for all purposes. Like dropping the F bomb! :devil3:
 

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I wish I could be a police sometimes. I go to HD and I see GCs all the time shopping in the plumbing isle.

If I could make money out of that I'd follow them to their job site, take pictures, and report them. Every single day a GC is on the job site and does illegal trade work the fines are cumulative. If I could take a portion of the fines I would make a fine living! Pun intended! :wink:


First offense up to :

For an individual : 5 523 $
Moral person : 16 569 $


Second offence up to :

For an individual : 6 627 $
Moral person : 33 138 $



Third offence up to :

For an individual : 19 882 $
Moral person : 99 412 $
 

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Aside from the obvious fails, why do people waste materials money on a drain pan that they don't hook up? I see that quite often.

In our code a capped pan is mandatory even if there is no floor drain nearby. It gives them a little time to see if there's a leak. I'd notify the owner that the drain is not up to code and I have waivers from the association to have them sign.
 

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I'm glad they used escutcheons on all the penetrations because then I would be really worried

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I feel for your anxiety...Fire stop prevention is important!
 

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Water heaters....Seriously the plumbing companies around have been doing just that, hack jobs. They hack away the copper pipes and use shark flex leaving every thing dangling. People are angry and want my opinion of the recent water heater install.
No drain on the pan, the covers facing the wall so you can't fix it etc.

What I think they are lured by low prices that's why I never get them in the first place. I can't have sympathy because they were shopping for low quality without realizing they were buying crap.
 

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Here's a doozy that I have yet to decide how to replace the water heater. Galvanized pipe on very low crawl (I am 55 so I don't do crawls any more......) Vent definitely not drawing properly, so need a liner in chimney. Behind washing machine with no other options & a widow with no money.
I pass on a lot jobs, I'm not about to hurt myself. No one is going to pay my bills if I can't work. I see a crawlspace that's not to my liking I pass. I also pass on a lot of calls where people are panicking or asking too many questions like I should diagnose on the phone for a full hour and when they have the answer they haggle the price to nothing.


As for people who have a house but no money my thinking is if they can't afford repairs then sell the house and move to an apartment where you don't have to take care of maintenance. The rent is always the same.


The people who are nice to me and take care of their house I always provide superior quality.
 

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You get a gold star if you spot all the violations/fails

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First one no bolt caps and looks all rusted, second not an elongated toilet and a piece of wood instead of a cover for the tank.

Top if off its disgusting when there a black ring of filth on the silicone at the bottom of the toilet. When I see that I usually tell my girlfriend I'm not eating at that restaurant.
 

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this was a sushi place that does karaoke

Literally singing for your dinner! :whistling2:

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There's an Indian restaurant that's so good however the washrooms have the same standard as their home country. :vs_shocked:

I get angry because I disobey my own rule...
 

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Damn that's nasty about your pizza place. I used to work on plumbing maintenance at the casino when I was a second year apprentice. The high roller restaurant where the minimum plate was 150$+ the kitchen was ok looking standing up but when I had to lay on the ground, the floors were greasy and the cooks would kick the food under the racks instead of picking it up. Everything had turned black. The janitors were just as lazy leaving the stuff there. They'd mop the floor and mop the toilet seat in one go.

My girlfriend says I'm always negative when we go to a restaurant because I see every detail a mile away. Obviously she's oblivious! :wink:
 

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I rented the new one a week or so ago. I don’t know if it was the movie or just tired, but I feel asleep in the first 45 minuets.
I loved the first one, I watched it many many times. Second one was awesome too, however to appreciate it more I'll have to re watch to appreciate the full scope of it.
 
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