Small job turned big.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Giles, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Giles

    Giles Retired tool & Die and Mechanic

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    Just thought I would share something I was surprised to find. I bought two new faucets for my double vanity. With them came the drain down tube with stopper. After installing the faucets, I proceeded to change the drains and found that someone had used "plumbers putty" all over the threads and the plastic seal rings. I had to use large pliers on all six nuts all the way off.
    Had to make a special trip to town for new "P" Traps an associated parts.
    You never know what you will find on even the simplest jobs!
  2. ilya

    ilya In the Trades

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    There used to be a saying-"Don't start a plumbing job after the hardware store's closed!"
  3. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    now you have a little taste of what we plumbers have to deal with
  4. Giles

    Giles Retired tool & Die and Mechanic

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    I might add, that not nearly as aggravating, they had about ten rounds of Teflon tape all over the threads and ferrules of all compression copper fittings.
  5. Cookie

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    I can beat that Cass. lol. when my husband past away on the day of his funeral my neighbor came over, and when I opened the door, she shoved a crock pot at me, knocking me down on the stairs saying, " NOW YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL" and left, LOL.

    I sat there holding a crock pot wondering who and what that was the sam hell about.

    I would do the faucets and be grateful. :)

    Even though off the topic, my point is, you can't appreciate whatever, until, you are there experiencing it yourself.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    WE learn early how to deal with plumber's putty and silicone on drain fittings.
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