The 2009 pig slop contest begins

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Master Plumber Mark, Jan 3, 2009.

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  1. I had to start a new thread for
    this years contest....

    for the award this year, I am going all out
    with a 25 dollar gift certificate to ......WHITE CASTLES..

    if you are in a region where they are not available, I can
    send you the gut bombs federal express, ready to be re-heated in the micro-wave.

    What sane plumber can resist White Castles???


  2. Is this pig slop or Art???

    I just installed these two little jewels this
    satruday morning in a office....

    they should have been put on granite,,,,


    now please tell me....

    is this art or pig slop...??????

    personally I think it is pretty butt-ugly

    but I was just the plumber.

    what do I know about taste??




    pay no attention to the
    dumb-ass takeing the picture...








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  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I installed a lav faucet like that too for someone.
    I had to dial down the supplies or the water would come out too hard.
    I would have felt better leaving the stops open and using a restricter.
    The next person to fiddle with the shutoffs is going to change the flow that I spent ten minutes on.
    Pig Slop or Art?............Thinking............Not in my home. Art, but then I'm not that artistic.

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  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    I feel your pain.:D

    Who says the economy is in the dump? seems like there's still plenty of cash to throw around.
  5. Cookie

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    Very strange. Just curious, what type of office?
  6. Probedude

    Probedude New Member

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    Maybe they're saving water by using it as a urinal too? :p
  7. parvinr

    parvinr New Member

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    you should be glad it wasnt a toilet
  8. cookie...its a real estate office

    I dont care that much,
    because its is not my home.....

    but being in two public restrooms in a Real Estate office
    getting used lots every day,
    its bound to be trouble just waiting to happen..

    they really ought to be in some little 1/2 bath in a big
    mansion that never gets that much action...


    being a public restroom, Vandalism is in my mind..

    and I just dont want to be the poor fellow that has to
    unstop the thing if someone decides to hurl in it.....



    anyway, the guantlet has now been thrown down...

    and I challenge others to post their worst here

    I dont want to win this every year

    remember the White Castles....

    ..
  9. Haven't installed a vessel sink or any real high end plumbing in a long time.


    I actually like it because it seems that people think they can spend thousands of dollars buying it, but hundreds installing it.


    There are two sources this year, one I abandoned by choice and the other I believe because I don't buy with them, along with a shrinking new construction. I don't miss anything to the idea of dealing with this focus group anymore.


    I'll stick to emergencies and normal people. Took me years to figure out how to rail my best targets in plumbing and hone in on it.

    Makes life so much easier but sometimes I take a stupid pill just to taste what I don't want to do anymore. Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
  10. NO NEW WORK...its my new years resolution

    actually these almost fell into place, the first one went slow casue I did not know what I was doing..

    the second one almost fell in...... in about 30 minutes.....
    I still dont understand why its on a formica top...


    But you are 100% right about them spending thousnds,
    then wanting to whine and cry about the bill..

    they have no received tha gift yet from me...
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    my new years resolution this year....the first is to
    lose about 25 lbs...and the second is

    Staying away from new construction and re-model work

    that is my....... MANTRA

    I will not do a new home ever again.......
    I will not do a new home ever again.......
    I will not do a new home ever again......

    I am doing a re-model shower install next week ,
    but I sort of dread it......


    Believe it or not...

    I am presently getting absolutely tons of calls from my
    GOOGLE map placement...

    I am averageing about 4 a day...


    RUGGED.... check it out some time... http://terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21302
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  11. Actually mark I somehow already listed, all I had to do was tweak and add some more information.


    But I will however add my other 2 companies to that listing service.


    Are stating that when someone goes to maps, that a balloon caption pops up notifying there's a plumber nearby?



    Explain in detail how it is generating hits for you. I get Google hits all the time but in a different way.


    They type in 3 well known keywords that I've purposely made sure gets me found.



    Thanks for the heads-up.
  12. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    I just don't get the vessel sink concept ... to me they are butt ugly and a nightmare to keep clean ... especially at the countertop. I predict this a silly fad and in less than two years you won't even be able to even buy one ... now how about some real slop.
  13. burleymike

    burleymike New Member

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    My wife asked me who would want something so stupid. I asked what made it so stupid. She said "you have to clean the inside of the sink and the outside, and all the water spots would be hell." I guess the kind of people that would install one of those would hire somebody else to clean it.

    What is next an all glass toilet so you can watch the brown trout swim:D
  14. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

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    I for one love vessel sinks; but they are not appropriate for every setting.

    Obviously the two that Mark posted are very fugly examples of the wide variety available, as well as the fact that they shouldn't be installed in dinky bathrooms like the ones pictured.
  15. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    faucets

    The only place I have seen those sinks and faucets has been in the showroom.
  16. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Urinal pig slop

    I found this creative plumbing in a near by bar today.

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  17. that works for me

    that will work fine till some drunk
    figures out how easy it is to kick that
    arm , break it off ,
    and pour urine out everywhere

    looks like they used to have a drain behind the one
    and it probably kept stopping up allthe time, so they had to
    get creative
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  18. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drain

    It probably stopped up once, and some wino offered to fix it for a bottle of rot gut and the price of the parts. He didn't have his 1/4" hand snake available, or it didn't work, so he did then next best thing. Probably overcharged for the parts also.
  19. Nate R

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    Figured I'd add this gem. Had the closet open today, so I snapped a pic.

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    Funny thing is that the venting that was put in at the same time is correct. But they couldn't get this right, and were too lazy to cut more cast above and put in an offset? :confused:
  20. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Why do all that work when you can run on down and buy an "Offset Fernco.":D
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