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

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  1. mikept

    mikept DIY Senior Member

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    So why did the homeowner call you? Did z trap clog up all up or did they get tired of the tuned sewer exhaust?
     
  2. Redwood

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    The insinkerator was toothless and the entire tubular drain was packed with unground food. I eliminated the disposer and redid the tubular drain pipes. The z-pipe was packed!
     
  3. mikept

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    Does the two or three stage insinkerators pass food through when they get old?


    Id rather have the disposer clog and back up then pass food into the pipes when it stops working correctly.

    A house doesnt have to be that nice to be worth a million dollars at the shore. A friend of mine's parents live in an old house in westport. I do think its funny when you see really bad stuff like that in very large and well furnished million dollar homes. I had a guy with slightly more money than brains who thought he knew everything, building his own house. For example in the grand entrance the side coat closet doors open 40deg before hitting large glass light fixtures. Narrowish 12 foot high hallways with tiny crown molding etc etc. Its usually never worth the hassle of working for people like that, they change the job and add after you start and its everything is your fault.
     
  4. Lakee911

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  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Lake 911 THAT is nice....

    I think that this one is close to first in the running from Lake911

    the creativity, the "hill-billey resourcefulness"


    not just useing a couple of flexible extension tubes to
    rig up a tub drain, that alone puts it in a class by itself,

    but the use of plumbers putty and duct
    tape to seal off the job......

    the duct tape appears to be at least a good half inch thick on that pipe......

    when do you know you have used enough.....

    skill with duct tape like this is something that simply cant be taught.....



    then top it off with the wintergreen paint.....oh my, and is that an old
    lead riser I see going up to the lavaroty???

    what materials were involved here??? Pvc, duct tape, putty, lead and paint...

    that paint might have covered up and hidden some real .
    workmanship. way down the line.....

    I think that you need to get a wider shot of the complete "plumbing mosaic" here


    if only their were some black electrical tape or some
    kind of bailing wire hanging off the work to cut someone up that was passing by.........

    very good entry....
     
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  6. Redwood

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    Now thats starting to get real purdy there... Still no cigar compared to what I see down in the ghetto next door to the boarded up crack house. I've got to get that new camera soon so I can so I can show some of the finest pig slop plumbing ever done.

    Mike,
    The multi grind Insinkerators have a stainless steel grinding chamber vs. the Badger 1 and 5's galv. steel chamber. The stainless steel does not disappear like the galv. does.

    Westport and the gold coast down in Fairfield County is for people that don't like to have bang for the buck. Smart money comes up to Old Saybrook, Westbrook area where the $1M will get you a decent sized house on more than a postage stamp lot with beach rights and a short walk to the beach.

    http://yahoo.realtyview.com/details/start.aspx?propid=01000M9108422&vip=yahoo!+idx
     
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  7. Cass

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    That ribbed flex tube was truly ingenious.

    It allows a person to easily disconnect the tub for snaking and flexing to meet the snake from below...and allows the snake to go backward into the trap and tub area...BRYLLIANT!!!!!

    The true test though can only be ascertained in a lab where the duct tape area can be cut and examined to see if silicone was applied properly before the duct tape was applied...this would insure years of leak free usage.
     
  8. MG

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    Just a side note...

    Terry (or some other moderator) could you make this a sticky so it stays up top? It's only February and the thread will grow...
     
  9. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    I currently have a project at an Ohio wastewater treatment plant that has some combobulations of copper, PVC, garden hose, radiator hose, and stainless steel flex for pump seal water. I'll try to snap a pic next time I go. :)
     
  10. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    How 'bout:
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    Or:
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  11. Redwood

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    Hmmmm I think there ought to be a rule against internet searches of pig slop... How about that Mark & Terry? Should just be stuff that is new found! If it didn't pass through the lense of your digital camera its not eligible.

    Thats a cute little SS trap though.
    That home inspection site where you found the bathtub drain had another one I liked.
    This picture of the 4" cast iron raceway to the basement.

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  12. Lakee911

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    With the EMT that must be Chicago. The fire-rated wall-board (guaranteed to make your arson project successful after your insurance is fully in effect) is also a nice touch.

    That must be a special version of "Chicago BX" that is rated for wet locations. I suspect that it is providing power to a heated bidet on the lower level.
     
  15. Redwood

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    Yea but its all internet search pig slop!

    Lakee needs to get out there and get some original fresh stuff!
     
  16. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Boo! I'm an electrical engineer. I don't come across very much plumbing in my days. The original link said come across in your travels, well surfing the web is my traveling :)
     
  17. Redwood

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    Well then maybe you need to start an electrical pig slop thread...

    Maybe use this to start it!

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  18. MG

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    The cut joist is scary enough - but that looks like fairly new construction as well.
     
  19. Lakee911

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    Maybe its an optical illusion, but it would appear that the floor is sagging too.

    I'm assuming its for a shower, and with that hole in the floor in the OSB, it has to be pretty bouncy!

    I would have come down with an offset drain, maybe even changed to 1-1/2" if need to be (I know, not to code) and came down next to the joist and then put my trap and head underneith the joists to where they tie in to the wall.

    If that couldn't have been done, I at least wouldn't have cut the bottom flange of the joist.

    Jason
     
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