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

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  1. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    That's not a big deal, but the staple holding the (presumed) Cat-5 and the (presume) coax is a no-no.
     
  2. Cass

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    I like what looked like a water line with a hose clamp on it in the first pic...it was like a stroll down memory lane, I haven't done any of those types of rehabs for a couple years now.
     
  3. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    I like to do one or two a year , but it never
    fails that once I get into this job and am stuck
    on it , the phone rings off the frigging wall.... its like Murpheys law..

    we have two water heaters already set for Monday,
    1 clack water softener, and a Aquanot ll battery operated
    sump pump to do already....

    so I might show up on Tuesday

    this is going to be a whole house re-hab...rough only

    Son going to dental school and is going to live in the
    home for the next 4 years....with some dental school buddies

    Father and son doing the demo and will to the finish
    rough in a few months...

    Pretty nice old house in the downtown area.....

    I will be re-doiing the whole house out of wirsbo pex to the third floor
    through that same channel later on this week.....

    borrowed a plumber freinds wirsbo expander tool
    that works with an air compressor...to try it out...

    he claims that you can really
    fly with the neumatic tool....
     
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  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Ahhh, The effects of gravity on an unsupported stack... I'd say it didn't matter about the sink and counter but your lucky nobody got hurt.
     
  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    careful is my middle name

    everyone got well out of the way long before I let it go
    from the second floor

    I decided to let it drop through from the
    third floor throuh the hole into the kitchen

    instead of trying pull that stack down
    their were too many fingers and thumbs in the way
    trying to hold that dead weight in mid air

    and too many small pieces flyng when you did smack it
    with a sledje hammer.
    I had already got clipped once by a piece of broken cast hub...........

    so we broke it up on the kitchen floor.


    and I was curious to see how much
    damage it would do anyway............

    I suppose we could have ended up in the basement
    BUT THE KITCHEN TOP STOPPED OUR FALL.......LOL.
     
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  6. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Is Indiana The Only Place They Do Crappy Work???

    NO One has challenged me yet with some god
    awful plumbing pictures.....


    I must have "home court advantage" when it come to
    places where they jack-leg plumbing in...


    Cass....i jsut finished up that Dusty 3 story house.....

    might post some Pex wirsbo pics, but that place was so
    dirty and dusty I will be blowing soot out of my nose, ears and mouth
    for the next week
     
  7. Mad Plumber

    Mad Plumber Mad Skills

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    Man,
    YOu mus be lingv in pig slop hayven.
    Im going to be luiking in bsemenet winders now and sweeing if i can get me some pichars taht can win it.
     
  8. Falcon67

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    Starting from left - Schedule 20, Sch 20 clean out (glue? what glue?) , red clay pipe, 1" copper from tub, gray plastic 90 ?inspection port? with rag plug, 4" iron. The transitions between the various materials and pipe sizes was encased in concrete and brick.

    I don't have a picture of the other one we had replaced a few years ago - that brick/concrete clean out thing was capped with a plow share.
     
  9. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    the Romans did things like that

    thats quality workmanship



    that would probably last a long time...

    the Romans put together slop like that with

    moarter and lots of it is still working today
     
  10. Nate R

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    Not nasty, but a bit unconventional, no!? :eek:



    Notice that the tub and the lav are revented above the flood level of the highest fixture, the lav.
    Everything is exposed, but would work well.
    The tub faucet is too low though. The spout is not 1" above the flood level of the tub, to meet code, a new faucet should be installed with a higher tub spout. Terry Love
     
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  11. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    that could use some work

    NICE GRAB BAR...
    maybe the reason they put the pipes out
    next to the toilet like they did was to give
    someone handicapped bars to grab onto .


    I think you are geting pickey about the tub facuet being
    too low in the tub..... no one is going to spend the money in that dump
    to upgrade anything to meet todays code..

    that is considered "Grandfathered in" from probably
    about the early 30s.....
     
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  12. Terry

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    Mark,
    I know that, just pointing out what is good, and what is not for textbook purposes.
    I thought is was a nice picture showing the revent though.
    I've never seen it out of a wall like that in a finished bathroom before.
    Oh, that's right! I would hardly call that a finished bathroom, it's more pig slop.
     
  13. Nate R

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    I thought it would probably work well, just a bit different. But I'd rather have that than no venting if it were my place.

    The picture was something from a local property management company. It's one of their pictures of a unit for rent. I have nothing to do with it whatsoever, just came across it.

    Yeah, finished bathroom is a stretch. :p

    I liked the old shower curtain rod that used to be taped together now hanging. :D
     
  14. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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  15. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    What the F??????!!!!!
     
  16. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Here is a little tidbit of whats to come... This picture is of a sink drain that I took out of a home down on the ocean that was worth at least $1M. I reassembled it at my house as it was installed for the picture. I've been a little handicapped in this contest because my camera died so I was able to bring this home and set it back up for the picture using my wifes camera...

    Just wait until I get my camera back. I'll bring it to some jobs in New Haven in the ghetto where the handyman reigns supreme. Thats where the winner will come from. You just wait until I post pics from there. If this is what you see in a $1M home imagine whats next door to a crack house!:D Do ya want to just send the prize now or do you want the contest to go full length.

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    You've heard of p-traps, s-traps, bell traps, drum traps, bottle traps... Now this is what we call a flat trap!
     
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  17. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha that looks like tuned exaust for a sink.:)
     
  18. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    I'm pretty sure this is where they got the idea from...

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    Its a high performance drain!:D
     
  19. mikept

    mikept DIY Senior Member

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    Perhaps someone took apart the trap to clean a clog and then put the parts back togetether wrong thinking it would work better?
     
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  20. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    No, if you look at the parts there is no way for them to add up to a properly installed p-trap. There is no wall outlet tube. The p-trap was turned horizontal to allow the installation of a drawer under the sink as it would not clear the back of the drawer. I installed the drain properly and made a 1 1/2" notch in the back of the drawer to allow clearance for the bottom of the trap.
     
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