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    Talking fun "do it yourself" pictures

    here is something I stumbled across
    that gave me some laughs...and made me wonder
    what they were thinking or how come they are
    still alive.

    basically its a photo album of a few hundred
    plumbing mistakes and problems that inspectors have found
    all across the USA.

    its got a little bit of everything

    and you can even go to other albums and look at re-model nightmares,
    electrical and hvac problems too..


    check out pic #65 ...it makes me wince...

    http://www.inspectionnews.com/insite...ics-frame.html
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    Took a while to get to 65 - but I understand your pain...... Wow!

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    Talking old style toilet

    did you happen to see the old style cast iron
    trap type toilet on the very first page....pic #6.???
    estimate age of probably around 1875

    that you dont see too often either

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    These are great. You really gotta wonder about #85.

    -Steve

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    Talking that is a good one

    page 10 pic #85 really is a good one...


    it just amazes me what someone will rig up .

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    I should snap a picture of something I found in the crawlspace of the house I just purchased...

    There's 2 copper pipes running horizontaly towards the bathroom. Then there's 2 vertical pipes running vertically up into the wall from the crawlspace. How are they connected? 2 6 foot lengths of rubber hose, each neatly coiled around the other =/

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    Well, at least they're neatly coiled....................

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    As for #85........ Haven't you ever wanted to check your breakers while washing your hair??????????

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    Talking never pass inspection

    that will cost someone a pretty penny
    having the breaker box located in the shower....

    which is cheaper , moving the whole breaker box or
    just killing the shower??

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    Didja ever think that maybe the shower walls are to keep water out of the breaker box rather than keep water in the enclosure? There "just has to be an explanation....

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    Talking their is no explanation

    their is no excuse for stupidity..

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    thanks for posting this.

    24 reminds me of a house I saw with a bathtub & toilet in the middle of the bedroom

    Do you pros ever just refuse to work on these things because they are just too dangerous-I sure wouldn't even want to flip the circuit breakers on that thing...

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    Talking working on fo-pahs

    Most of the time the people are just
    too cheap , stupid , or proud to ever call a plumber....

    thats why it is such the messs it is already...

    a good example

    I used to work a lot on mobile homes, but
    on average they have been held together with
    bailing wire and cousin --Billey Bob -- did the last
    plumbing repair .....because they have no money to do it right..
    and you find only a mess to deal with...

    the last one I walked away from the water heater
    had sunk down into the floor all the way to the metal
    support beams under the trailer...it had leaked that long.

    so I dont work on them anymore.

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    I once installed a Kohler Steeping Bath in the middle of a bedroom. No toilet however.

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