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

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  1. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    I take aspirin *not saying how much* after every full meal.

    I constantly ask my customers who either had strokes, heart attacks and the like.....


    the majority state one common denominator; never took aspirin on a regular basis.


    "I'm gonna live forevah!"
     
  2. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Why would a city put concrete in a cleanout?
     
  3. gear junkie

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    I wondered the same thing but they did.
     
  4. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Just a little slice of heaven

    Monday 3-3 thought I would share this pretty bathroom I chanced upon today...
    ....someone actually wants to buy this dump ...

    and they say that the economy is in bad shape.....



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  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Are these 2 heaters in series or in Paralll????????

    Monday 3-3

    went to a dog grooming shop today and they were
    complaining about the heaters not giving them enough
    hot water, someone had "fixed the problem" a while back....... the 1700 anti scald faucet on the dog bath
    was fluctuating from hot to cold all the time....

    it looks like it is half in series and half in parallell to me......

    comes in cold on the top right and goes out hot on the leftt

    notice their is only a cold water shut off for the first water heater..

    and the lines are certainly not balanced out properly.......



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  6. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Is this quality pex work or pig slop????

    Monday 3-3 everywhere I went today I had to stop and take pictures....

    wouild you consider this a quality pex install of a sears water conditioner ???

    The lady paid a plumber to put this in a month ago...?




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  7. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Looks like parallel to me.... just probably not balanced so much
     
  8. Lakee911

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  9. In search of Integrity

    In search of Integrity New Member

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    Spaghetti Monster

    What do you think of this workmanship?

    This was my home system before I had it re-piped. Note the non-code pipe on domestic water.

    Then there is the T-valve used to moderate the scalding water that is downstream from the water tank. That is not the energy efficient way to pipe.

    For some reason this system would eject water all over the boiler room.

    You can read my story, "Weil McLain rep lacks integrity" at https://terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19178

    I'd enjoy reading your opinions.
     

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  10. Herk

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    Geez, that's just fer dumb. It won't work that way. You'll wind up with cold water from one heater and nothing from the other. Proper way to do this simply is to put cold into one, hot into the other's cold, then that one's hot side to the hot line.

    In other words, one heats the water first, then pipes to the next. Of course, that's not always a perfect system. I did some once in a "hot room" - a heavily insulated room for heaters. The first heater was for pre-heat only and it allowed the water to warm to room temperature. The insulated room kept heat in from the other heater and helped. The first heater had no power source, only the second. The idea was to take the chill off the water before it was piped into the other tank.
     
  11. Herk

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    Not too bad, I guess. What's that orange thing? Looks as if he left his Sharkbite removal tool behind . . .
     
  12. Mikey

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    Nice solder work in all these jobs.
     
  13. spryde

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    Ok, I'll bite...

    My layman eyes sees unsupported pex. It is supposed to be supported every 32" in a horizontal run. It looks like it could be > 32". Where does that other PEX pipe go to behind the one in the foreground? Further, aesthetically and practically it should not be hanging over the front of the unit like that. Adding salt would probably cause you to bump that pipe repeatedly. One false move and you have a mess on your hands. Finally, I am not an electrician but can you have an outlet that close. I thought it had to be a minimum distance away.

    SP
     
  14. MG

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    I believe you can have the outlet that close but it needs to be a GCFI type.
     
  15. Lakee911

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    This is a sample sink.

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    This mess was all because the conctractor refused to use trenchboxes to install an 8" line.


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  16. Mikey

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    Interesting labels on the sink pipes. One wonders why they're testing the sh*t and what they're testing for and who gets to turn on those ball valves.
     
  17. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Those are centrate lines from a centrifuge. Ideally they're clear water that comes from the sludge that is being dewatered. I do not know why they labeled them with those titles though.

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  18. Master Plumber Mark

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    Getting too old to do these anymore

    I stumbled upon this little
    HERNIA MAKER today....

    two 75 gallon power vents up on metal stands
    in the garage with gas lines and recirulation pumps
    running underneath and in front of the units....gas lines
    about a foot off the ground right out in front of the
    metal stands.....

    the back unit is a 1995 power vent and of course it is
    the one that is leaking.....

    basically ( if I get the job) I will have to take out the rheem
    unit just to get to the Smith.....
    becasue you literally cant manuver in front of the smith. without
    takeing out the 18 year old softener, the gas lines, and section on
    the furnace too....


    then I will have to somehow "he-man"
    the 75 gallon up. into mid air and walk it
    back into place and then do that again with the Rheem..

    (me and three other dummies will)


    now what is this little pickle worth???

    I am takeing bids on what I estimated it at...........




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  19. spryde

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    This is why I am in computers and not in plumbing :)

    When my customers screw up, I smack them on the head, tell them not to do it again, look for the backup tapes and the bottle of Advil. When your customers screw up or have an issue, you have to lift two tons of fun through a opening narrower than a needle's eye and risk hernia city.

    My guess would be about a $800-$1k for the heater and $1000-$1500 for the labor. So... $1800-$2500.

    SP
     
  20. Mikey

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    You'd pay me to R&R my 80 gallon solar tank (American Water Heater Co.). It's way in the back of a 32" wide closet, but there are quick-disconnects on everything (4 water, 2 electrical), and it's on a wheeled platform. Takes me 8 minutes to get it out in the open, and I'm a scrawny geezer with a bad back.
     
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