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

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  1. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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    Those fuses would work great for hanging wash rags from.
     
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    LMAO That's a good one!
     
  3. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Never ceases to impress me......

    I thought I had seen it all.....

    but this one took me by surprise....

    A Totally finished bathroom on a second floor,
    done by a do it yourselfer kind of guy...


    notice tha access panel above the toilet.....

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    now guess what is built into the wall with no access to it



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    yes that is the water heater imbedded into a cavity behind the
    stack ,,,,

    No , their is no way to get to it from behind....

    also the tile floor appears to be slopeing to the left wawy from the drain.
    and I think that a french drain was used instead of a shower pan
    to form the concrete around.....

    I did not say a word....
     
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  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Looks pretty good Mark!

    I had one a lot like that recently. I was checking a leak through a ceiling and It appeared to be coming from a mystery room on the floor above...

    Turned out this room with no door had a gas water heater and a gas furnace in it. The water heater was leaking!:eek:

    Mr. Sawzall got it out. No Problem! :D
     
  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Mr Sawzall is my freind too.....

    Mr Sawzall is my freind too....

    but I am not going to ever get involved in this one
     
  6. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    laundry installation over stairs....

    I keep running into plumbing artwork that
    just stops me in my tracks....

    actually I hit my head on the pipe when I went down the stairs...



    note the stratigic use of auto air vents......

    especially for the laundry...... with no trap to siphon anyway...LOL...

    the kitchen is coming out of the left wall.....

    the angle of fall is about 2 foot for every 6 foot run...




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    the miracles you can create with PCV , hack saw and glue...
     
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  7. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Mark...I just have to comment...The pretty blue glue really set the whole thing off nicely.

    It makes it look...well...like it is done right.
     
  8. burleymike

    burleymike New Member

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    This is what the guy that plumbed the house in 1958 did. I still wonder how it has worked as well as it has for 50 years. I am looking forward to redoing all this.

    The washing machine has no trap unless you count the pipe sloping backwards 2" in 10' towards the washing machine stand pipe. It has no vent unless you count where the 10' run ends in the vent for a toilet and sink.

    You can see where they used a sanitary tee on it's back to the toilet. The lead work is very sloppy. I could not get very good pictures.

    This spring I have to replace that section of the main beam since they decided to butcher it like they did.

    When I bought the house this was sort of a finished basement so I could not see any of this. After the basement flooded from a broken canal I had to gut it. Glad that happened what a mess it all is.

    I still need to replace all the supply lines since they used 1/2 galvanized for everything. It is starting to really close up.
     

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  9. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    The winner of the PIG SLOP award...

    I hate to be the winner, especially when
    I am the one who started this thread last year..

    no one really posted anything even near some of
    the dog crap that I posted here. through the season....




    Winning this award sort of makes me feel like the Clintons...



    Oh well ......the engraved plunger goes to me.
     
  10. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Yes Mark You have posted all the good stuff...
    I was hoping that I'd get a new camera by now I guess I'll just have to stop waiting for it to come as a present and go buy it myself...

    I say we carry this on into a Pig Slop 2009 thread complete with a new prize at the end of the year. It's definitely one of the threads that I enjoy seeing pop to the top of the list with new postings.:D

    Maybe have an annual award like "The Pig Slop Cup"

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  11. Probedude

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    Now that's a funny coffee mug!
     
  12. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    We rented a cottage in West Seattle for the Holidays to provide a place for the extended family to gather for the week and be close to my wife's mom who lives in a retirement home nearby. It was a rather nice place, old but clean and well kept. On the second day of our stay, I happened to go into the basement laundry and furnace room. There I saw 2 fairly large electric water heaters. I did a double take when I saw the way the T/P valves were plumbed. Rather than going to within 6" of the floor, these were very neatly piped upward into pipes that disappeared into the ceiling! When I looked outside, these pipes had been extend through the exterior wall to the outside. Sorry, I got no photos.
     
  13. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Pig slop is everywhere!
    We just gotta get more pictures of it...

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    On sale this week at Best Buy for $129.99
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    I like these because they run on two double A's.
    I carry four extra batteries with me, and that way I'm always shooting.
     
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  14. Probedude

    Probedude New Member

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    Good camera. I picked one up for my daughter from Amazon just before Christmas for a bit less. In fact it's there now, on sale for less with free shipping (and for me no tax either).
     
  15. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    I was kinda hoping Santa would come through with one of these...

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    But she heard something else....
     
  16. Probedude

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    But you'd really not want to keep something that nice bouncing around in your work truck.

    I've got a D70 that I bought back when they came out, bought a number of lenses since then. There's still something to be said for a simple, small, reliable point and shoot. Whenever we're out and I want to bring my D70, I'm also slugging a backpack filled with equipment around with me also.

    With my P&S I can just tell my wife , "Hon, can you hold this for a while" :p
     
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