The 2009 pig slop contest begins

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  1. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    The Pro's must of been ignoring this site

    Back in 2006 a guy mad a post about trying to plumb in a stand pipe drain for his washer. after seeing the end result I just wanted to cry.
    http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f33/drain-washer-1017/

    Some one should of told him to just run a drain to the pump pit, or use a pump -in-a-box set up. *wipes away some tears*
     
  2. Redwood

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    All forums are not created equal...

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    Yea it's pig slop alright...
    At least he kept the main line cleanout....
     
  3. Scuba_Dave

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    Hey, the Mod on the site liked it & approved

    oops - meant to add a laughy smile :D
     
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  4. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Thats what I mean they never gave the poor fool any decent advice, then they praise it. The current threads are no better. for example give this a read. http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f33/gas-line-installation-6348/

    Then here is the only reply before mine.

     
  5. nhmaster

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    I uh.. opened up that link.....read a bit..... got a screaming headache. Thanks Ratz... thanks a lot. :mad: I can only deal with just so much stupid, then I go all bug *&^%
     
  6. SewerRatz

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    I did say it made me cry.
     
  7. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    WOW....copper for gas....ooohhhhkay

    Is that legal anywhere?
     
  8. SewerRatz

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    It was for a little while here in Illinois, it all really falls on the Gas Company to approve it here. What happened there was a government built building where they used copper for the whole building and the State went ape-sh*t. The gas company said they allow it as long as it met certain guidelines. That was back in the 1970's Recently Illinois has not allowed it any more for many reasons.
     
  9. seaofnames

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    Actually yes, Copper is ok for gas. It has to be the right type of copper and correct fittings must be used and tested. And we arent talking about anything more than a few psi of pressure either, thats why it is acceptable(at least from what I've seen in the Canadian code).
     
  10. SewerRatz

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    Well when it was allowed the joints had to be silvered brazed or flare fittings. But like I said today if an inspector sees copper for gas he will make it get ripped out and replaced with either track pipe or black pipe.
     
  11. Scuba_Dave

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    Hey. I'm going to solder in another connection :eek:

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  12. Redwood

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    Looks like a parking lot in the making...
    A genuine surround and drown...
     
  13. kingsotall

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    Meter box in the trailer park thus it is considered owners side (Main shutoff outside park, at the street) needed curb stop replaced.

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    Original stop had busted off when someone tried to turn it off after realizing pipe under trailer was burst. Of course we only learned this once water was again sent to the trailer and water started spraying! Yes, that is a water heater flex supplying water to the 3/4 service pipe to the trailer. Don't know what's up with the other 1/2" pipe with the hose clamp on it. :eek:
     
  14. hj

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    sinks

    quote; I still dont understand why its on a formica top...

    Because they spent all their money on the sinks and faucets.
     
  15. Dunbar Plumbing

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    Wow, that site even provides the links back to the site it's being used at.

    Interesting...
     
  16. xr4ti

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    I saw this interesting use of a closet flange, while getting ice cream with the family at DQ.
     

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  17. Redwood

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    Cute... It's actually hooked up to the drain of the urinal on the floor above....:eek:

    Joke...
     
  18. Scuba_Dave

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    Well I have an entry but didn't have my camera
    This is at my MIL's house, clawfoot tub, shower curtain all around
    The vanity mirror has a light on either side
    And of course one light is partially behind the tub
    And of course that side has the outlet too

    I wasn't there when they redid the house - they hired an electrician
    No bad on the electrician's part - it was pre-existing
    But I would have removed both lights & put a light over the top
    Then moved the outlet to the other side of the sink
    I'll grab a pic next time I am there

    It's not an extreme problem
    But only the shower curtain protects her from contact with the outlet :(
     
  19. Redwood

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    Is she a good mother in law?:cool:

    Or, is she like my ex-mother in law?:D
     
  20. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    She's great, best MIL you could hope for
    OK, she's here today.....but I didn't have to type that
    She comes up for 2+/- days every week
    Sometimes takes our son for the weekend or if we are going somewhere
    She would probably be here more, but she lives an hour away & HER mother is 97 & she keeps an eye on her
     
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