The 2009 pig slop contest begins

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  1. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    If the customer wouldn't fix that gas valve situation on that water heater, I'd have the local gas utility company out there immediately shutting that service off. Don't care if it was cold or not; hotel room would be safer at that point.


    Let me guess; he was valving that down to control flow...?

    That black burnoff is pretty indicative of a straight flame.


    We know why that shiny new brass valve is in there too; plastic one melted.



    I'd rather see pieces of wood in that burner chamber than natural gas. FFS!:D
     
  2. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    LOL!!!!!


    They don't seem to mind showing off linkbacks to this site....winning pig slop awards to polish off quite nicely! :p


    And I like this one, [​IMG]



    Sometimes I really could sponsor the mentally retarded, and prize them for their efforts!
     
  3. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Some people have no common sense
    I can almost see that hook-up
    IF the drain pipe was above the washer
    Putting it down near the floor makes NO sense whatsoever
    And the direction of the flow is just going to push it down into the sump pump pit
    Then the sump pump will kick on & push it right back
    No thought process there
    But a nice drawing :D
     
  4. loafer

    loafer Mechanical Engineer

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    A a co-worker of mine always says, "Common sense is not that common any more" :)

     
  5. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Here is another video know it all with a video showing how to install a faucet.
    I couldn't watch the whole thing as This was posted on another forum with someone interupting the help I was giving someone... It seems as though the person I was helping noticed an upside down mack washer on the pop-up assy in the video...

    We'll call it a pig slop grohe installation...

    http://vimeo.com/2889056

    Oh boy I guess I made friends there...
    Seems the handyguy posting the video was one of the guys who made the video...
    Shucks...
    http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f33/new-sink-drain-leaking-not-sure-why-6589/
     
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  6. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Redwood, you can not believe how bad I want to post on that forum.. It is probably a good thing they banned me. I really got a feeling the ban had to do with me knocking bad hack advice they are giving there.
     
  7. handyguys

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    error noted

    :eek:
    Redwood - Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have made note of this error on our page with the video. http://www.handyguyspodcast.com/313/episode-52-faucet-installations as well as on the vid hosting site.

    Constructive criticism and feedback is always welcome.

    Brian :eek:
     
  8. Nate R

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    WOW! Gotta give these guys credit for owning up to the mistake and learning from it! I'd think most people would just get mad at the plumbers, ignore them, etc. Coming here to state what you did says a lot! I hope they take Redwood up on his offer to review videos before posting in the future. That certainly will help credibility!
     
  9. Redwood

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    Wow! I didn't expect that!:eek:

    Actually I have reviewed some plumbing video's for people...
    I thinks one day I might want to get into some production...:cool:

    Kudo's for the fast correction Brian!

    I guess I'll withdraw my nomination....
     
  10. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    You have to still admit that some of the advice given at that site-is gawd awfull. Like the guy with the the busted shower/bath drain that wants to use a pump to drain his tub, instead of repairing it. One of the advice givers tells him he could siphon the tub into his water closet and the Moderator tells him what kind of pump to get :eek: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f33/need-water-pump-sump-pump-6573/
     
  11. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Yup! that was bad...
    Notice what I called it?:D

    If that guy posts a picture it's a shoe in for those sliders...
     
  12. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Yep I saw that. :D
     
  13. Herk

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    I watched the Vimeo of the Grohe faucet install. Handy Hacks. Good grief.

    You NEVER use putty on a plastic top. Never.

    Teflon on the drain part? Is that all that seals it? Shouldn't need it on a running thread.

    Pipe dope on the hose connection? Hope it doesn't eat the rubber that actually makes the seal. Completely unnecessary.

    Yes, the mack washer inverted. Too bad the faucet didn't have more parts so they could screw those up, too.

    Edited to add: BTW, why a widespread faucet on a 4" center basin?
     
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  14. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    They do make 4" spread faucets that depict a wide spread and are a PIA to install.
     
  15. seaofnames

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  16. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Pig slop or jsut something I have never seen before????

    Found this in a basement today...
    I guess that they were too lazy just to tear up
    the floor and install a sewage pit.

    this is extremely nasty in my opinion

    I have never seen anything like this little basement
    set up before....seems to be a grinder pump pumping the sewage
    out the front of the home to the sewer....

    The pump had failed and the container has turned into
    something similar to a funkey cesspool or septic tank inside the home..
    .............nice smelling too......................

    the home-owner is fighting the fellow who installed
    the pump over the warranty right now,

    but I fear and dread that I am gonna be the poor
    dummie fooling with this little turd sometime soon...



    [​IMG] [​IMG] is this just basically a glorified trash can turned into a sewage receptor
    or is this a for real product used by many???
    That top just snaps on and has no real tight seal what-so ever


    Things look to be moveing in that gruel in picture #2 LOL





    pig slop or not????? your opinion please...


    fear and dread in Indianapolis......
     
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  17. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    I just threw up a little in my mouth.
     
  18. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    Kords...also a bathroom in basement

    No other posts, hmmmmm I guess this thread has
    been laying dormant for way too long......
    or everyone is on vacation this month......

    it does sort of make you want to hurl....

    they wont be able to sell the house with
    this piece of junk inthe basement...

    it has also occured to me...

    they have a bathroom in the basement too!!!!

    the downstairs bathroom must go to that
    open sump pump pit next to the box and then pump
    up and then into the sewage bin....


    It aint ever gonna pass inspection when they try to sell this
    home and it is presently on the market...



    My next question

    What is it worth to tear up the whole basement and install
    a large sewage pit and pump ,
    tie in the downstairs bathroom to it
    and basically cleanup this whole mess....????


    I wont touch it for less than 10k...no, make that 15.....

    fear and dread in Indianapolis continues
     
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  19. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    pig slop or art work???

    this artwork installed by some handy that is actually on angies list .
    some sort of handy man service..



    I call this "old faithful" cause every time the laundry shoots down that floor drain, the drain probably wont be able take the load on it and it will blow up through the condensation trap on the furnace and will spew out and hit the cieling...

    well....maybe not as high as the ceiling, but it will be a pretty sight to see

    or it will push water back up into the drain line on the culligan unit
    which is an illegal cross connection.....
    this guy really worked hard on this.....:D:D:D

    [​IMG] that is sweet
     
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  20. Herk

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    Here's a beauty I found last week:

    [​IMG]
     
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