I have not passed this by Terry yet....
so I could get shot down...
This thread is dedicated to the most god awful
plumbing pics you run into in your travels....
Post your nasty pics here .....
and at the end of the year,
who ever has posted the most nasty plumbing
workmanship ...with either drain lines or PEX
will win the grand prize of $100....
a check from me personally.....
perhaps to make things more fair
their will have to be a vote at the end of the year
for the top 10 pics posted.
for the 9 runner ups ,
I will send you a plunger with your
name engraved on the handle of the plunger!!!.....
all you will have to do is pay a small
shipping and handling fee.......
I am going to guess...you were there to fix the coin mechanism on the washer...
Last edited by Cookie; 01-26-2008 at 09:37 AM.
that is one that I just ran into while doing my
"every-day ----super -human -----feats of plumbing manhood...."
I was lucky that I had my camera with me..
also, I am getting your plunger ready for ya....
Why only PEX and DWV? I've seen some BAD stuff in copper, CPVC and galvanized as well.
Mark, you crack me up...I suspect thats popular concensus here.
"The biggest regrets we have in life are the chances we never took."
Copper slop is ok too....
whatever makes you stop in your tracks and say
what the hell was this fellow thinking???
Remember......you .......yes .....you..............could win the big brize
or you could get the personalized engraved plunger....
as a runner -up
here is one for you that made me get my camera,
but even this sloppy job still looks much better than 95% of pex that
you see splashed throughout a attic or crawl psace....
This was an interesting job. The plumber had to plumb the bath/laundry/kitchenette entirely from below, with very limited access to the roof, because the tile guy got there first and nothing was accessible. I especially like the double-topped vent.
First clog in that system and it will seal the vents off.
I would of walked away from the job before I'd ever do the above.
Might work for now.....but every time company stops by they'll be saying "Who did that work?" and of course, the name shall be given.
As I've repeated before, I believe Plastic Pipe has diminished the trade for it's lack of skills it takes to do the process.
I seriously doubt there were hacks out there with lead ladles and irons with rolls of oakum ready to throw something in in 5-10 minutes.
That didn't exist. Gonna hack in galvanized water lines? Better get the hand threader chump!! Wasn't any cordless tools back then, no power saws......Did it all by hand.
Read what the end of this sentence means.
I liked doing it by hand at least I knowitgot done right the first time.
then I wont be rolling my grave.
Isn't flexibility of installation supposed to be one of Pex's big deals? No need any more for straight runs, crisp corners, etc.
perhaps you are right mikey....
but if I did a home that looked this bad
i would probably not get paid
I could not say "flexibility of installation"
if the customer thought it looked like dog crap...
they could have at the very least
used some hangers or something to clean it
up a little bit