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Does it really matter???
Heck yes! Especially in that town! Get caught doing work you’re not licensed to do and you get a bullseye on your back! My master and I have been busted installing heaters by an electrical inspector and a meter maid. All city employees must report any activities that look like a permit is required.
Don’t get me wrong, I put in a heater for my neighbor, and a few other jobs that require a permit. All to code, just “Without the benefit of a city permit” as my inspector says. Problem is, he was the worst plumber my master ever employed and was fired for stealing.
 

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Another one... Walk away... No charge

So this guy removed the old cabinets and re-piped the kitchen drain himself and the wife chose an expensive marble counter top and an undermount sink. Sorry sir but no can do today, unless you want to remove the entire kitchen or the bathtub on the other side of the wall to get to the stack, redo the stack because I bet there will be more surprises, take your pick. Maybe a bulk head in the basement if we reroute under the floor and still won't be 100% code or call another plumber... He was saying he was going to get help from his GC neighbor, great more hacking, good luck!

No charge, I hope he doesn't call back, he seems to be a good guy but the drains are a literal $hit show. Diy fubar galore! No p-trap for the laundry. The best if the for the laundry line overflow into some buckets, comes with an inverted P-trap , very ingenious! Sometimes I get tired of all the hacks, this one in particular because you can't bring anything to code. without destroying the whole place. This one deserves flat rate like 3-4 times my rate but since he knows my regular rate I would be working extra hard and eroding my mind.

Second pic, No p-trap for the tub and leaking too! I bet he did that part.




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Obviously an outdoor kitchen setup. It seems that even plumbers thing they can just hack those things in all the time. I’ve seen a lot of terrible schit going on under them. Probably didn’t see the need to pull the sprayer out more than 6” anyway. I especially like the gas line for the grill running at a 30° angle. Really ties the whole thing together.
 

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I was sent to hook up a water line for an icemaker the other day. I pull out the fridge and see no compression attachment. Pull off the panel still nothing, no valve. I tell the woman and she hands me a box of parts that they left. In it were the valve and the complete ice maker for inside the freezer. No problem I tell her, every other one I've done has come with both already installed, but I am happy to install them for you, I'll just need to read the instructions, esp for the ice maker. I tell her that the appliance store didn't do her any favors, since she's now paying my hourly rate for something they could and should have done faster since they're used to doing them all the time. I KNOW, AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH! she says. Poor thing obviously hasn't gotten out much lately. She says they even gave her a hard time about taking the old one away. They were going to leave it right in her kitchen.
 

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What’s your issue? Code here when you have misfit children in the house....
What about children? Are you referring to cooking them on a spit? LOLZ

That's an outdoor patio sink next to the bbq. Look at the sprayer hose.
 

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I’ve done that many times. That should be in the “pro tips” thread not the winner’s thread
OH MAN! Come on! That's not even a tip or a trick, if you can't figure that one out on your own you ain't a plumber.
 

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Tile guy decided they don't need a drain grate???

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Was still in use when I took it out as a precaution!


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