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Guy here decided it was a good idea to hire a hack to redo the entire 1st floor including the plumbing. He cried hiring pro was expensive. Told him good luck when he sells the house, he'll probably get sued or the pipes might bust before and nice to see dipping his dishes in the toilet before putting them away. I'll have some of it to redo next week. I bet he'll call sometime later about the bathtub leaking.

Who knew you could crimp poly-b on pex fittings! How about this nice sink, dotted lines makes perfect while dunking your supposedly clean dishes in sewer gas.....



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Started a a leaking shower pan today...
Picture is of a copper manifold that was 1/4" below the tile in the shower. *** who redid the shower cut a notch in the gray liner to make room for the copper before running it over for the shower valve! Sorry didn't get pictures once all the mortar was out. Also sorry for not posting much been working my ass off here lately. Hope y'all are all doing well
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Guy here decided it was a good idea to hire a hack to redo the entire 1st floor including the plumbing. He cried hiring pro was expensive. Told him good luck when he sells the house, he'll probably get sued or the pipes might bust before and nice to see dipping his dishes in the toilet before putting them away. I'll have some of it to redo next week. I bet he'll call sometime later about the bathtub leaking.

Who knew you could crimp poly-b on pex fittings! How about this nice sink, dotted lines makes perfect while dunking your supposedly clean dishes in sewer gas.....



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............Who knew you could crimp poly-b on pex fittings! How about this nice sink, dotted lines makes perfect while dunking your supposedly clean dishes in sewer gas.....
That certainly is a hacked up mess, but I do see a trap back there. Mind you dishwashers have check valves and traps built in too.
 
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What if you put 2 hose clamps, one reversed to the other?
They can still crack even with hose clamps.

One of the wham bam thank you mam "water treatment specialists" around here uses 1" pvc female adapters on the back of their softeners and they use hose clamps because they've had them split before. Well they stil split!
 

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They can still crack even with hose clamps.

One of the wham bam thank you mam "water treatment specialists" around here uses 1" pvc female adapters on the back of their softeners and they use hose clamps because they've had them split before. Well they stil split!
So the only option is using a pvc male into a galvanized coupling or into the tee?
 

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So the only option is using a pvc male into a galvanized coupling or into the tee?
Yes, but why on earth would anyone use pvc and galv for water lines when they are arguably the two worst options? Oh right, because they're cheap phucks.
 

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They can still crack even with hose clamps.

One of the wham bam thank you mam "water treatment specialists" around here uses 1" pvc female adapters on the back of their softeners and they use hose clamps because they've had them split before. Well they stil split!
Damn, how did you know it was a “water treatment specialist“?
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Damn, how did you know it was a “water treatment specialist“?
It's the same reason I know it was a "Rooter" when the customer tells me the last guy charged 400$ to blow compressed air through the line and then tried to sell them a dig.

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Moved into a nice new shop that's triple the size of our last shop on Friday. Some guy jetted the lines on Tuesday, then didn't tell them to pump the septic. Boss took a leak in the urinal on Friday night, and the urinal kept running.

Sure enough we came in on Saturday to keep the move going and it was all backed up through the receptor in the shop.

We stuck the camera down the line and located the lid, and it was under two massive tractor tires. We had to get everyone in the company to come over to move em. Got it pumped at about 10pm.

Had to throw about 8,000$ worth of pipe away, and some misc material.

Lucky it's a lease, insurance company is going to cover all of it.

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Once again they told me it was done by a reno company... No P-trap for the shower and I couldn't even run the 5/16" snake more than 10 inches in. Had to use another method. They built a base for cripes sake!

Anyone have an idea to open a biz and make money from "catch a hack"? The association makes probably?? 5-10K per conviction? It would be nice to have a piece of the action.




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Once again they told me it was done by a reno company... No P-trap for the shower and I couldn't even run the 5/16" snake more than 10 inches in. Had to use another method. They built a base for cripes sake!

Anyone have an idea to open a biz and make money from "catch a hack"? The association makes probably?? 5-10K per conviction? It would be nice to have a piece of the action.




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Any chance they dumped the shower in an existing floor drain? I have seen that here many times.

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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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Remember this story almost 2 months ago? A woman called me today to say they had installed a granite countertop and they made a mistake. Told her to send a pic the kitchen drain way too high. I gave her a rough estimate and she gave me the address and it rang a bell, is your husband in the military? She said yes. Mam I refused the job back then and it's still no. Either she didn't check or whatever. So I'm wondering no one had hooked up the sink in 2 months, she didn't call anybody else or did everyone else refuse?

She texted me 15 minutes later if I would do the job if the cabinet were removed. no no NO NO!
 
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