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Old 03-18-2018, 06:35 AM   #1
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Plumbing Bloopers

Nobody is perfect...but come on!
These guys never cease to amaze me.
The holes where the faucets and tub filler are can be filled and repaired by a good fiberglass guy.
Too bad you can't fix stupid.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:51 AM   #2
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Looks like same plumber on the house we built on sawdy pond. He Put toilet on wrong side of bathroom right in front of door on one bathroom. Never ran water lines to master jacuzzi which wasn't discovered till after bathroom was done and tiled. Had to rip up both tiled floors and redo. And he didn't cap lines that were supposed to be run to jacuzzi tub so when home owner turned water on to water his grass it rained through to first floor destroying ceiling and bamboo floors so we got to redo those too. That's what happens when home owner "knows a really good plumber that's gonna give him a really good deal" that he prefers to use over our guy.
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:34 PM   #3
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You can just sponge out the water on the low end. No biggie.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:37 PM   #4
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I am a real estate broker in the Attleboro's recently had new construction sale. During the walk thru i Noticed that the faucet for the Whirlpool bath missed the lip of the tub by 3 inches. How the hell can you install that seeing it will not fit. No pride at all.
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New construction? What do the drawings say? Should have been caught during the rough in........

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Looks like same plumber on the house we built on sawdy pond. He Put toilet on wrong side of bathroom right in front of door on one bathroom. Never ran water lines to master jacuzzi which wasn't discovered till after bathroom was done and tiled. Had to rip up both tiled floors and redo. And he didn't cap lines that were supposed to be run to jacuzzi tub so when home owner turned water on to water his grass it rained through to first floor destroying ceiling and bamboo floors so we got to redo those too. That's what happens when home owner "knows a really good plumber that's gonna give him a really good deal" that he prefers to use over our guy.
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Wow...what a huge mess! Could be the same plumber....or maybe a brother from a different mother.
We've had three different plumbing contractors over the last ten years... same piss poor workmanship and results.

The plumber should always be the one to turn on the main for the first time, with help to watch and listen for leaks...or uncapped lines!

Just yesterday a plumber comes to me and asks to borrow a phillips bit, So I say, sure, and he follows me over to my cordless drill case. I go to remove the bit from the driver and he says he would like to borrow the driver too. I say OK and tell him it's brand new. He says "Yeah I got one just like it out in the truck"

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Old 03-20-2018, 05:33 AM   #7
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Wow...what a huge mess! Could be the same plumber....or maybe a brother from a different mother.
We've had three different plumbing contractors over the last ten years... same piss poor workmanship and results.

The plumber should always be the one to turn on the main for the first time, with help to watch and listen for leaks...or uncapped lines!

Just yesterday a plumber comes to me and asks to borrow a phillips bit, So I say, sure, and he follows me over to my cordless drill case. I go to remove the bit from the driver and he says he would like to borrow the driver too. I say OK and tell him it's brand new. He says "Yeah I got one just like it out in the truck"
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"I got one just like it out in the truck"






I hoped you closed the case and gave him a dope slap

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Slip.... couldn't believe it.....when he was done he put the driver back in the case.....but didn't latch it.... and when I picked up the case it opened and the contents went on the floor.
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