The 2009 pig slop contest begins

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  1. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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

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  3. 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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  4. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    I just threw up a little in my mouth.
     
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Herk

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    Here's a beauty I found last week:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. xr4ti

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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?
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. export!

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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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  13. 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:
     
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
     
  17. Cass

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    I guess you need to go back into the archives to find the 1010 Pig Slop contest...:D
     
  18. 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:
     
  19. Terry

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