2008 ..... Pig Slop Award.....

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  1. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    I have not passed this by Terry yet....

    so I could get shot down...


    This thread is dedicated to the most god awful
    plumbing pics you run into in your travels....

    Post your nasty pics here .....

    and at the end of the year,

    who ever has posted the most nasty plumbing

    workmanship ...with either drain lines or PEX

    will win the grand prize of $100....

    a check from me personally.....


    perhaps to make things more fair
    their will have to be a vote at the end of the year
    for the top 10 pics posted.


    for the 9 runner ups ,

    I will send you a plunger with your

    name engraved on the handle of the plunger!!!.....

    all you will have to do is pay a small
    shipping and handling fee.......
     
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  2. Cass

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    I am going to guess...you were there to fix the coin mechanism on the washer...:D
     
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    no....

    No Cass.....

    that is one that I just ran into while doing my

    "every-day ----super -human -----feats of plumbing manhood...."

    I was lucky that I had my camera with me..




    also, I am getting your plunger ready for ya....
     
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  5. Terry

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    When it gets down to the finale vote, we can add a poll for it.

    Looks like I better get busy and start going out with a camera to jobs now.
     
  6. Nate R

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    Why only PEX and DWV? I've seen some BAD stuff in copper, CPVC and galvanized as well.
     
  7. GrumpyPlumber

    GrumpyPlumber Licensed Grump

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    Mark, you crack me up...I suspect thats popular concensus here.
     
  8. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    slop is slop..post it here


    Copper slop is ok too....

    whatever makes you stop in your tracks and say

    what the hell was this fellow thinking???



    Remember......you .......yes .....you..............could win the big brize


    or you could get the personalized engraved plunger....


    as a runner -up






    [​IMG] here is one for you that made me get my camera,

    but even this sloppy job still looks much better than 95% of pex that

    you see splashed throughout a attic or crawl psace....
     
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  9. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    This was an interesting job. The plumber had to plumb the bath/laundry/kitchenette entirely from below, with very limited access to the roof, because the tile guy got there first and nothing was accessible. I especially like the double-topped vent.

    left.JPG

    right.JPG
     
  10. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    First clog in that system and it will seal the vents off.


    I would of walked away from the job before I'd ever do the above.

    Might work for now.....but every time company stops by they'll be saying "Who did that work?" and of course, the name shall be given.



    As I've repeated before, I believe Plastic Pipe has diminished the trade for it's lack of skills it takes to do the process.

    I seriously doubt there were hacks out there with lead ladles and irons with rolls of oakum ready to throw something in in 5-10 minutes.

    That didn't exist. Gonna hack in galvanized water lines? Better get the hand threader chump!! Wasn't any cordless tools back then, no power saws......Did it all by hand.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. cwhyu2

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    I liked doing it by hand at least I knowitgot done right the first time.
    then I wont be rolling my grave.
     
  12. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    Amen to that statement! Hey I got your PM,


    Hats off to the plumbers before us (generations); that was plumbing in its hardest form.

    Not what I think I'd like to do on a daily basis. Heavy hard work and very painstaking.
     
  13. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    here is one from today

    Just had to go out tothe truck and
    take a pic of this workmanship.........

    honestly it is about average for the homeowner for around here

    at least the fellow used a mainfold and stops ..........


    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    Isn't flexibility of installation supposed to be one of Pex's big deals? No need any more for straight runs, crisp corners, etc.
     
  15. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    perhaps so...

    perhaps you are right mikey....


    but if I did a home that looked this bad
    i would probably not get paid

    I could not say "flexibility of installation"
    if the customer thought it looked like dog crap...

    they could have at the very least
    used some hangers or something to clean it
    up a little bit
     
  16. Herk

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    If I did a PEX job that bad, I'd shoot myself. If I can't make it look better than that, I have no business being in business.
     
  17. GrumpyPlumber

    GrumpyPlumber Licensed Grump

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    Mark, please tell me that PEX was a DIY.
    Tell me someone didn't pay for that.
     
  18. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    when 4 inch cast gets away from you........

    Satruday morning project to cut out
    a three story 4 inch cast iron stack from the basement
    to the third floor......


    it went pretty well till we lost the 10 foot
    section going out from the second story to the roof....



    it sort of imbedded itself into the kitchen sink top
    it stopped in the first drawer...LOL.......




    I have not done that in a long time........


    it was manly, manly, ......fun.....

    now on monday we run a new 4 inch
    line up through the third floorr


    For all the teachers + critics that dont do -- among us ..................

    yes......
    of course they are planning on changeing

    out the kitchen sink or we would have been
    much more careful......
    you really cant hurt the place

    but that stuff can certainly hurt you if it
    gets half a chance....
     
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  19. Terry

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    That's what I like, pictures.
    Well, looks like it could use a new countertop anyway.

    I replaced some shutoffs for a kitchen counter job yesterday.
    All nice new corian with molded in sinks.
    While I was cleaning up the drain fittings, reducing the number of slip joints and getting the direction of flow right, I noticed that the pipe from the disposer was just slipped into the rubber washer without the required flange on it. the pipe pulled out while I was working on it.

    Nice.

    The counters did look very nice, it's a good thing they called me in to do some plumbing afterwards though.
     
  20. cwhyu2

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    At least you protected the windows from dust.
     
  21. brownizs

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    I like the fact, that whoever ran the Cat-5e made sure to run it right next to the electrical run going upstairs.
     
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