The 2009 pig slop contest begins

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  1. xr4ti

    xr4ti New Member

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    How did this service call come through? Was it like that for a while, or, was it a work in progress? No air gap on the dishwasher drain too?
     
  2. Herk

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    The dishwasher drain doesn't require an air gap here. It does, however, require a high loop and I fastened it to the bottom of the counter.

    The reason I got the service call is because hubby is gone, the sheets are split, and the lady was trying to plunge the sink. She had filled the sink with dishwashing compound and then tried to plunge and the two corrugated pipes burst apart. Would have been fun to watch her scrambling to clean it up.

    I should have taken a pic of the fix - basically hard piping the vent and using a disposer waste into a single trap. Unfortunately, the pipe going down still remains 1-1/2" but that's under concrete floor. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but the drain comes up through the cabinet about a foot from the back wall.
     
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    Here's some great ones I found;
     

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    HAD to include this one. This is awesome.
     

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    The latest in on-demand hot water;
     

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  6. Lightwave

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    Pig slop offering

    No pictures as it's not readily photographed, but picture this:

    A basement floor "drain" consisting of nothing more than a 4" hole cut through the slab. The hole leads into a horizontal channel that is presumably connected to the weeping tiles. Sandy soil visible through the drain hole. No trap. I could feel air blowing up out of the drain and the smell of soil was rather strong.

    From all appearances, this abomination was cut when the house was built.

    The worst part is that there's a real under-slab drain line less than 6' away.

    Code enforcement, here? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Terry

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    The picture on the left was how we found the drain,
    The picture on right is how we wound up running it.

    From seeing the other work out there, it was obvious that the lady of the house wasn't used to paying for skilled work.
     

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  8. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    So who won the 2009 pigslop? and where is the 2010 thread?
     
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  9. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    Hurry up and start the thread Ron!


    It would probably be better to just rename this one, keep the viewers interested with high view count, posted comments.



    Y'know...I bet someone has come across this thread and said,


    "Well damn I thought, wait. But I thought that was the way it was suppose to go? It still works so I'm not messing with it." :D


    "Do I win anything if my picture wins?" :p
     
  10. Cass

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    I guess you need to go back into the archives to find the 1010 Pig Slop contest...:D
     
  11. ilya

    ilya In the Trades

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    No pics, but here's the story: This guy walked into the local hardware store whereI work part time, looking for "clawfoot tub drain parts". (He wanted a bath shoe, only.) Turned out he was trying to clear a lady's drain and couldn't open the drum trap (did'nt own a pipe wrench.) So he figured on taking the drain apart and knew it would break in the process. When we told him the snake would never get through the trap, he bought a 1/2 gallon of Assault drain cleaner, which is sulfuric acid. An hour later he's back, saying black foam had poured up out of the drain. "How long was it taking to drain empty?" I asked. "About three or four hours." When I told him that meant the pipe was just about packed solid, he bought a trap lid and a drill bit.His plan was to drill and break out the old lid and shopvac the acid thru the drum trap. Great plan. Her next bath will be hotter than she realizes. And yes, I told him that, too.:eek:
     
  12. Terry

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