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/diy/ gore thread: shoddy repairs edition
>water dripping from toilet valve
>replace valve
>water still leaking
>hear water in the wall
>cut it open
>see this spaghetti
>leaking from the PEX connection

At least I get to practice my drywall and soldering skills when I rip it all out.
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>>2046349
In before glowing red nut.
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>>2046402
>In before glowing red nut.

Not glowing, but I got some red nuts for ya...
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>>2046349
If you live in a climate that goes below freezing, pex is the way to go, I say this as a person who has ran huuuuundreds of miles of copper. Pex will freeze and stretch, you will not get pex to freeze and bust, except fittings, use as little them as possible, also use uponor pro pex fittings, 25 year warranty and if you have a propex gun the shit is amazingly fast to throw in.
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What is the original source of these pics?
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>>2046559
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1bo8hf/my_buddys_landlord_told_him_he_was_going_to_build/
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>>2046543
I live in the south. It's not even on an exterior wall either so the freeze we had a couple weeks ago didn't do it.
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>>2046556
>>2046558
>>2046559
>>2046560
>>2046562
>>2046563

This actually looks like schizo shit
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>>2046349
>>2046543
Daily reminder there is literally nothing wrong with pex.
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>>2046558
Wow lol
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>>2046543
>25 years
>nobody knows about warranty, so nobody will every try doing smth about it
>copper is known to last over 50 years
OK polyethelene jew
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>>2046556
WHAT IN GEOMETRIC PURGATORY FUCK ANON?
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>>2046567
My fucking sides! The meth it took to build it cost twice the materials
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>>2046349
Uhhhhhhh lol xdddd
Wen u NUT but she keep succin’
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>>2046693
cut a loud fart in there and its gonna fall down.
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>>2046349
wa la
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>>2047191
looks waaaay better anon, I couldn't have done better myself
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>>2046693
It always reminds me of the (meth house) shed built entirely out of doors.
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I literally have 100s of OC pics like this OP has.
Shit gets old, shit was done sloppy, I repair it every day...
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>>2047362
AHAHA! That thread where people had photoshoped rockets and shit to it was gold
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>>2047362
I guess I have to post it now
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>>2047357
Thanks bro, I actually had fun doing it.
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>>2047533
That looks like a good time... Post more though I love looking at these.

>>2046660
Go away, PEX is the modern asbestos.
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>>2047668
>PEX is the modern asbestos
Explain
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>>2046556
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>>2046563
it's like someone grabbed one of those carhartt wearing hipster girls and asked them to frame out a shed
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>>2046685
>>2047675
He can't. I understand his pov, as a licensed plumber it really shits on our craft, any monkey can run it, especially with a pex gun, and run it fast. Long gone are the days of pride in work, accurate measurements, etc, pex eliminates all of that. Pex is a superior water delivery system in colder climatex, it does not burst, period.

I feel his pain, but pex is here to stay and so are these monkey plumbers.
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>>2047730
Yup.. I can run copper, but I'm running expansion pex in the house I'm currently building.

Can't get bids with copper anymore unless client wants it specifically.
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I can't even blame the kids I done it myself.
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>>2047816
Not enough space? Just put it sideways bro. Stack switch? What kinda communist shit is that?
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>>2046917
Jesus christ on the earth? This makes me anxious
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>>2047730
At least you can rest assured someone will always find a way to fuck it up anyway. Home Depot could sell a machine that allows you to extrude a solid pipe from start to finish and some homeowner will just plumb the hot and cold lines together.
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>>2047191
it's "voila" anon unless ur doing the bit
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>>2047533
Is the photo upside down or is that a lead/oakum packed hub done upside down? Or would they have used something else on that?
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>>2047816
I hate when that happens. This is one extra reason why I want to have kids. I was a retard once and picked up an open organizer. Luckily my boss brought his wife's son to work that day and he earned 1 euro reorganizing it.
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>>2048619
Nothing wrong with that, it's just got an extra ground connection now.
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>>2046567
How hard is it to at least do research on the internet before starting? It looks as bad as Homer's diy projects in the Simpsons.
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>>2046917
Looks fake
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>>2047816
That's why I use jars instead.
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>>2048619
>trying to line up holes on back with screws on the wall
>fuck it
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>>2047835
new work box

ya that partial stud is new
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>>2048563
>how you know you've driven in San Fransisco
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>>2047816
>Phillps drive
not even Pozi

i would have thrown them away noting of value lost here.

>t actually threw all slotted away and used op the last Pozzi and swore to never buy anything other than torx.
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>>2046567
Original source is a Canadian? Sport bike forum. There are more photos in the thread that goes on for years
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>>2046349
Old pic.
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>>2050462
Is that behind paneling?
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>>2047675
It turns your frogs gay.
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I quit shortly after this one. Laying in cat piss, raccoon piss and shit made me rethink leaving industrial for residential. Never buy a trailer with pb lines.
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>>2051319
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>>2047533
what page in the Clipsal catalog are those wire retainers on
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La Follette Tennessee pt.1
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Why does this happen every time you run the washer?
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>>2052223
can't see shit from teh picture, but i'm assuming the pvc drain pipe that the washer is attached to is overflowing. it's most likely clogged in the trap. can't tell if that is a vent on the right, or the rest of the sewer stack. can you walk around it 90 degrees to the right and take another picture?
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>>2047639
Kentucky has all the negative effects of the south but is not considered northern or southern people just hate Kentucky for some reason
Just don’t go to the coal mines and it’s just like ohio
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>>2051316
Ayyy yo hanz me dat stension cor
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>lady calls with septic issues
>can't find septic tank, wtf?
>follow line from house
>find this
when we put the new tank and drainfield in we found four of them cobbled together.
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>>2047533
Same. I don’t even take pictures anymore.
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>>2054417
Well, it would work for a while at least. Just keep adding them as things start to backup.

Easier to dig one of those in by hand than to call the expensive pros.
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>>2054491
depending on the number of bedrooms and perc rate of the soil our systems average around $3.5k and are estimated to last 30+ years. there's saving money and then there's being a nigger. this is the latter.
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>>2054563
This may surprise you, but some people don't have 3500$ and they still need to shit.
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>>2054578
if you don't have $3500 you're probably living in a nigger shack shitting in a bucket in the corner and are too goddamn lazy to work a job, much less take the time to build a half-ass retard septic system.
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>>2052223
The last time I saw this it was the sewer line out in the yard semi plugged up with roots.
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>>2046562
This one in particular got me

>nail what I can only imagine is a support for a poorly built wall frame that isn't even level
>use one nail
>doesn't even nail it in all the way
>nail it inbetween 2 beams
Fucking hell I hope he adds bleach to his window cleaner
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>>2055366
It's just a temporary brace. They're got the walls strapped together to code so he's good to go.
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>>2046556
>>2046558
>>2046559
>>2046560
>>2046562
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>>2046567
>>2046693
album

https://imgur.com/a/yPZEA

Anything is possible with sunken cost psychology. He looked at that framing and said "yeah, im gonna sheath, paint, and trim that out"
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>>2055366
You don't have to pre-drill when you nail between 2 beams like that. Nails also go in easier, and no worry about splitting the wood. That is a craftsman job.
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>>2046543
Nigga, polypropylene doesn't last on water. Polyvinyl doesnt last in water. And you want polyethelene to last? It is not as chemically resistant as either of those.
Galvanized, however, lasts.
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>>2054604
Something like 60% of Americans can't afford an unexpected expense of $500.
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>>2055682
So what do people do then? Is this how payday loans exist?
t. 15+ unexpected expenses well over $500 in 2020 alone
Some of those I got reimbursed with insurance but I still had to front the money on my own. Maybe I'm in the wrong industry and should become a loan shark.
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>>2055765
Construction loans. Most decent size contractors offer financing for exactly this reason. Few people can pay cash for large projects up front.
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>>2055682
Something like 60% of Americans buy unwisely and waste money and fail to save money because they're idiots.

OTOH I have poorfagbros with tiny incomes who live rather nicely because they're hardcore DIYers and fix everything they drive, live in and more.
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>>2047738
I had to ask my GC probably six times to bid out my house with copper before he finally did it. I wonder if he thought he could just wait me out and I'd forget.
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>>2054417
What am I looking at? A shit barrel that someone buried? Some sort of retarded home brew cess pit? I don't understand what this was supposed to accomplish.
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>>2055780
1% of Americans spend billions to make sure 60% of Americans buy unwisely and waste money and fail to save money because they're idiots.
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>>2055912
of course, always someone else's fault
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>>2047730
>it does not burst, period.
Doesn't it break after enough freezes?
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>>2055780
[if you pay me every 4 weeks instead of every 2 weeks how will i afford gas? intensifies]
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>>2055929
yes, it will eventually fail, but it would take something like 500 cycles. longer than anyone can keep track, and plenty long to outlive the structure.
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>>2050462
Real gore would be if that was knotweed.
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>>2046349
>>leaking from the PEX connection
PEX is crap
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>>2055901
a water tank repurposed as a septic tank ?
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>>2055944
PEX-b is crap.
PEX-a is the good stuff.
All I know about PEX-c is it exists.
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>>2055919
Correction : it's never the 1%'s fault.
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>>2055919
Because it literally is
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>>2046402
every nut on the utility pole transformer outside my house is glowing. its scary when raining because it produce a lot of steam.
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>>2055901
>>2055947
a plastic 50 gallon drum with holes drilled into it. from what i can tell they were trying to imitate infiltrator chamber systems. sewage flows into barrels, leeches into the soil. with a septic tank to settle out the solids, some geo fabric to keep out the dirt, and enough capacity this probably would have worked. but they piped straight into the first barrel with no tank and only had 4 barrels.
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>>2046349
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>>2047639
If a retard kills himself, is that eugenics?
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>>2056380
Thanks for the clarification. That's what threw me off; there's no way that single chamber had the volume to hold incoming sewage or drain off the leachate. Plus it would fill with solids pretty quick and it doesn't look like they had planned out a way to empty it. The things people come up with.
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This is why dielectric unions are needed between brass and iron
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Disconnect a 16 y/o water heater so they could redo the floor from other damage. Project manager Expects me to put it back in like magic with no issues.
I mean I guess I dont need all the threads right?
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I like to play "spot the number of code violations" let's start with #1
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>>2056575
#2, same house.
And yes they passed a "home inspection"
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>>2056578
#3 same house.
I'm honestly impressed the sharkbite can take this kind of bend and still hold
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>>2056580
And #4 same flip house
I dont know if anything is technically wrong with this gas fireplace but it seems wrong. I would do a B vent in an enclosed space like this, and I dont know if the aluminum tape can be directly on a vent like that but yall will have to let me know
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>>2056584
oh gawd, that's going to kill someone.
don't know where that is, but local code here says type-B venting and then use cement mortar at the collar into the chimney.
tape is a HUGE no-no since the tape is combustible.

>>2056578
(screaming plumber noises) CPVC glued to ABS glued to more CPVC glued to modern PVC, all incorrectly pitched down from the main, going into Galvanized that looks like it's rusting out.
That's a small nightmare.
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>>2056575
I get the other ones, but what specifically is wrong with this picture? It looks level and it should drain correctly. Is the problem that the cross pipe should be higher? Or is it the fact that there's an outlet when something like a garbage disposal would be hardwired?
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>>2056573
It's a nipple. Just replace it
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>>2048689
I really wish they would come with a paper pattern, it would make mounting them so much fucking easier
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>>2055682
50% of Americans are nonwhite
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>>2056575
i just see that the drain goes vertical again after the trap. it should be horizontal into the wall until it hits a vent stack.
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>>2056612
a p trap connected to an inverted p trap like that will siphon water out of the trap.
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>>2056687
I thought it was just an S trap, but until now I never knew about the dry trap issue with them. Sounds like those are against code now.
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>>2056603
That's what I thought about the venting too. I had to do a pressure test on the gas line they ran. 3 different leaks found..
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>>2056575
>s trap
>no vent
>no dof tee
>no escusions
Lol, ever since propex plumbing is a dying craft.
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>>2056838
May I ask how you came upon this place? was it just a basic service call that opened pandora's box from there?
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>>2056612
I labeled the picture. And this is code violations for MN, not that it won't physically work, just what is considered "wrong"
1: not a long sweep 90, need a long sweep when going from vertical to horizontal
(Bonus- the slip joint on the outlet side of the 90 is the wrong way so it's prone to leaking)
2: need a long sweep 90 for horizontal to horizontal direction changes (the part itself is never meant for a horizontal application)
3: No center outlet wastes allowed, only direct waste
4: S-trap is not allowed for the reason >>2056687 said.
5: since this was redone, kitchen waste lines need to be 2" after the trap arm
6: dishwasher hose needs to be in a high loop (drawn in grey) so dirty water isnt pushed back into your clean dishes
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>>2056862
Home Inspector caught a small gas leak on the main 1" line right inside the house on the old black iron pipe. Then also required a pressure test for the fireplace gas line as well as strapping since they ran 20' of 5/8 soft with literally no support. Just let that baby sag till it finds it's resting spot I suppose.
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>>2056645
It's never that easy, especially on a water heater that never has been serviced.
The t and p valve on it started dripping when I reinstalled it so I went to "just replace it" and it crumbled apart. Couldn't get it extracted either even with my breaker bar or impact connected to the extractor...
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>>2056580
>I'm honestly impressed
The only sharkbite horror stories I have heard were in the middle on 90° bends in mobile homes.
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>>2056867
>Just let that baby sag till it finds it's resting spot I suppose.
Seems to be common practice, this was new construction.
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>>2056864
Damn, good stuff. Thanks for explaining.
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>>2056900
Jesus that's bad...
But I mean they got their paycheck and you'll never know who actually did it so no consequences for the "installer"
I think the lack of responsibility for your work is letting so many people cut corners that really shouldn't be cut
Here is a fin tube install by a 20y experience journeyman, he honestly just cares about getting his paycheck and going home
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>>2056962
Close up of the right side
He reused the 1/2"x3/4" 90° but like didnt really clean it up or re solder the old joint, just heated it, sweat the new connection and move on, no heat shield, no nothing
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>>2056963
Forgot pic
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>>2047730
what's your opinion as a plumber on ccst for gas distribution instead of black iron? just curious
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>>2056864
Outlet should also be GFCI
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>>2056962
>>2056965
>journeyman
>tfw that guy probably makes $50 an hour
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>>2056575
Must have independent siphons
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>>2057973
by what reg?
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>>2056575
plumbing looks good send it #1

but that electrical receptacle isn't a GFI and its upside down
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>>2060677
>its upside down
>ground up meme
I would love to see one example where the ground up NEMA-5R orientation actually prevented something.
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>>2060637
common sense ?
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>>2060679
my kids used to throw coins and shit at the wall, and they would fall down and land on electrical plugs that were sticking halfway out, had 3 instances of sparks and a small fire in the span of 4 years. I turned all of their outlets upside down, and it doesn't happen anymore. shit hits the ground and fall off to the side of the plug.
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>>2060747
>on 4chan
>retarded children
Sounds about right.
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>>2060753
yes. but in my defense, all children are sort of retarded. no offense taken.
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>>2056962
I hate these disgusting crimp on copper fittings with the o ring. Theres one at work that I can grab by hand and rotate in place. Still somehow holds 90psi of water and no leaks so alls good I guess.
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>>2060637
2014+ NEC
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>>2060788
just wait for the day in the future when the neoprene rings in these fittings dry out and fail
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>>2049318
>not even Pozi
that's a pozi dumbass
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>>2060825
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>>2056310
Take pic and post here if this ain’t a larp anon. God speed
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>>2046543
I mostly do hvac but I'm not a stranger to plumbing and I can safely say that pex is too convenient to run and that simple fact hase 100% confident were gonna find out in 20 years that pex directly causes some super fucked up form of cancer
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>>2060747
>many jews died trying to take the coins
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>>2047816
This makes my autism hurt.
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>>2054563
We charge up to 23k for a giant aerobic system and between 14-19k for a conventional.
But I'm in Tejas so the money is flowing in from out of state. mind you we are bidding against other guys.
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>>2046349
Rent a pro press gun.. and use viega or apollo press fittings... easier and cleaner.. trust me
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>>2046660
It will degrade of exposed to light..

Rats chew it.

It breaks uf bemt improperly
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>>2064850
>14-19k for a conventional
jesus, we don't charge near that for dosing systems. but yeah, you get into mound systems or aerobic and the price skyrockets.
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Why do you americans use copper pipes when you got those flexible ones that you can use with hot water too?
I live in a tropical country, so we always used PVC pipes, copper problems seem so crazy to me
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>>2064873
an none of these are problems specific to pex itself.
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>>2057880

If you want something flexible for gas, use copper tubing. CSST is a meme. It's expensive, and the connections are REAL easy to fuck up.

Black Iron is cheap but can be labor intensive. If done properly, will last forever.
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>>2065543
Unionized workers can't cope with their trade becoming more accessible.
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>>2065543
Copper is durable, anti microbial, easy to bond, and can last centuries if kept dry on the outside.

Plastics will fail in your lifetime.
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>>2065738
>Copper is durable, anti microbial, easy to bond, and can last centuries if kept dry on the outside.
go tell that to texas.
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>>2046917
Installed wrong way around, everyone knows plus is supposed to be red, the shoe on the other hand has the right colour.
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>>2065801
Texas's issue wasn't an issue with copper, but with cheap ass scumbags (a.k.a. all home builders) cutting corners to save money and running the pipes outside the building envelope.
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>>2056854
I almost forgot, no airgap.
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Sorry, no photo, but the fuckers that re-sided my house went right over the dryer vent opening....but put the vent cover back on. I didn't find out for three years when my dryer stopped drying. Could've burned the fucking house down.
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>no DIY gender reassignments
Disappointed
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>>2066380
Scene before a murder.
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>>2066380
Plaster it over, nobody will know.
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>>2066380
Do you really save much by making shit in brick? If you can't afford brick interior wall, why make brick wall when steel stud and drywall exist. Weird.
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>>2066412
Interior walls get a lot of electrical, hvac, and plumbing. It's a challenge to even find buildings in the west were brick is structural.
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>>2057973
It probably is, a single gfi can do almost all the kitchen.
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>>2046556
>>2046558
>>2046559
>>2046560
>>2046562
>>2046563
NON EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
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>>2066558
Looks Euclidean to me chief.
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>>2055943
Where can I get knotweed seeds for some epic pranks
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>>2056575
Hey professor, I liked your class last fall.
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>>2060747
You need to hit you children. I don't' usually say this, but it sounds like a lifesaving measure. Hit them. Tell them it's because they're too stupid to live like normal children.
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>>2060788
crimp on WITH an o-ring?
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>>2066380
African roulette
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>>2047727
Even a hipster who has never picked up a hammer in their life would do a better job, anyone out of diapers can see what an incredibly shitty and dangerous joke of a dollhouse that is. That photo album should be the anti meth lesson they teach in school. Hurts more to look at it knowing the current price of wood.
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>>2047730
How fucked is pex with a bit of sun exposure? I have a small section connecting to exterior irrigation that's been exposed to sun the last few months, it's been cold so we didn't get to burying it.
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>>2057973
Breaker or upstream outlet could be GFCI.
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>>2067172
put pipe insulation on it
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Found this in the kitchen of an apartment I started renovating, it really set the tone for the rest of the horrors I found behind the walls
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>>2066411
Checked and keked
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>>2067172
Your sun-fucked polyethylene is fine as long as you never expose it to chlorine.
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>>2067420
But there's chlorine in the water supply... Is it fucked as in "non potable" or fucked as in it will leak? It's irrigation water so the former isn't a big deal, the latter, I might cut it off and pull another one and bury it immediately. Probably will do that to be safe.
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>>2067434
Fucked as in it will leak.
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>>2067449
Yeah thanks anon, I'll pull a new one since it isn't fully buried yet.
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>>2046567
shit that looks like something this board would build if everyone participated.
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>>2067290
moar!
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>>2067172
>exposed to sun the last few months,
That's not "a bit" of sun exposure. PEX can only take one month, including any exposure it before you bought it or while you're laying it.

On that note, I slave at a big box store and the shippers like to leave it sitting outside behind our building with the rest of our pipe. It has happened a few times that it stayed out there for days without being noticed.
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>>2047639
Fucking die every single time. It would take real creativity to make this shit up!

I wonder wtf door puns he could possibly have
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>>2049738
The "Shed of Doom" it was called
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>>2056584
Oh you'd have loved my first house. FUCK the previous owner to hell

>Bought nice 2400sqft house in a cute neighborhood
>Inspection passed with flying colors, house was only 10 years old at the time, everything looked brand new
>Disclosure said the HVAC system was 1 year old
>Moved in, all was great for 2 months
>Weather started getting chilly, turn on the central heat
>Blows cold air
>Crawl into the attic and check, hmm, zone control appears to be functional but the wiring was fucked
>Holy dumb hell the ductwork is atrocious
>Call an HVAC guy, he comes in, measures head pressure, checks around on the pump side and exchanger side
>We both question the wiring on the zone control, while opening the j-box the hvac guy got shocked pretty bad so we had to turn the breaker off and find what was going on, grounded poorly or something
>We found the zone control motors were spinning an empty shaft and someone frisbee'd the dampers in the attic
>The zone control panel was wired totally wrong and the hvac guy said I was lucky there hadnt been a house fire
>Inside exchanger was sized for 1.5 ton, outdoor unit was a severely used 4 ton that some fucker had spray painted to look new. 1.5 ton unit had the serial plate torn off, guy figured it was 6 or 7 years old
>The lines leading into the house were bent up poorly and there was no sealant, which lead to a wasp infestation
>Ductwork was horribly inefficient and there was evidence that someone patched drywall over two air returns, so the entire house was drawing from two undersized returns
>Total to fix: $16,000

I did some digging on the previous owner. House flipper. Inspector was his buddy. Found out because a coworker of mine knew them from the golf course

I bumped into the guy in public and told him to fuck himself and I'd piss on him in hell.
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>>2067521
I also forgot the best part... Silly me

>The exchanger was in a drain basin
>No water sensor
>Drain was 3/4" pvc, ran out to an exterior wall
>Drain outside, figured they were connected
>Nope
>Inside drain ended AT THE EXTERIOR WALL
>Entire living room needed to be renovated, mold and water damage
>Insurance covered zero
>That part was $8000 out of pocket
>Never would have known, house interior looked brand spanking new when I walked through, plus all paint was new
>When we tore out the drywall, we found someone had plastered two sections of drywall on the bad wall, one new layer over the damaged layer
>Carpet was new. We pulled it up and it was sitting on 3mil plastic sheeting over old underlayment filled with mold

I don't live there anymore thankfully. We fixed everything and thankfully local real estate appreciated enough for me to break even.

Not sure if I said this yet, but FUCK the previous owner.
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>>2067525
That's fucked up. I'm amazed you didn't sink money into it moving out, that is if you exclude the time and mental health spent on it. I hope the next guy doesn't have any more surprises. When shit's like that there's always more shit waiting to be discovered
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>>2067528
I talked with the guy I sold the house to. Told him the story, explained it all and did full disclosure. It was trouble free for him from what he told me.

If housing prices hadnt gone up so much in that area, I would have been absolutely screwed. Since we sold it, the damn property value on it has gone up 80%. Insanity.
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>>2056397
That stranded bullshit
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>>2067521
>>2067525
You should have put sugar in his gas tank and fucked with him for years for what he allowed to pass. People like that need to pay for what they do.
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>>2056575
>>2056612
S-traps need a vent and Im not seeing one.
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>>2067509
>new shoes? They look a-door-able
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>>2067720
Haha that sugar prank doesnt do what it used to. Modern fuel systems, it just clogs up the fuel filter or sits at the bottom of the tank.

Oh believe me I wanted to smash some kneecaps after that ordeal. I confronted the inspector too, let him lie a little and then divulged that I knew about his game with the flipper. He said "All I would ever owe you is your inspection fee, come get it." He then blocked my number and refused any certified mail I sent him.

I even had a lawyer look into it and he said "We can sue, but it'll cost more than it is worth. You'd be lucky to break even."

I had put down a lot of money so my mortgage would be small and it left my savings rather thin and risky when I bought that house. $16k and $8k of repairs in the first two years was a financial mess. Thankfully I did recover but at the time it felt dire.
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>>2056838
nice hole.
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>>2067764
That’s terrible. Those people are scum and they’ll never get what they deserve. Housing is such a fucking scam.
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Had to convince the landlord that these leaks were worth the repair...
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Better pic
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>>2067913
>Had to convince
so you had to explain to him that fixing leaks is easier than gutting a flooded basement?
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>>2049318
Not sure about the rest of the world, but in Canada everything is Roberts except for drywall screws (Phillips)... I fucking hate Roberts and wish Torx was the standard
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>>2067912
Hopefully they die alone, and I will keep an eye in the obituaries for mention that they had a fatal case of intestinal rupture.
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>>2067915
Those are self sealing. Not even a problem.
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>>2067955
dude, not the same guy, but i do heating and air and actually having to convince homeowners of basic system safety and system requirements happens a lot. the biggest example i have is condensate safety switches, especially in attic units so if the condensate water gets backed up it'll turn the unit off so it's not leaking water outside the unit. i can't tell you how many times we get calls from residents mad as hell that their ceiling/ walls are wet cuz of not having a safety switch that we suggested they put in and explain why it's needed. one thing i tell the new guys is that residents are the dumbest fucking things out there
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>>2056571
iwill remember this
thank you
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>>2047639
BASED AND DOORPILLED
Wouldn't yyou freeze if you lived in a door house like that
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>>2046402
what actually happened here i dont know what the yellow resin is im looking at
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>>2050490
That is an old 4chan pic. it's a guy's cum corner.
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Love cursed image DIY threads. There should be one up on the catalog at all times.
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>>2056652
Put masking tape on the back, make the holes, then remove the tape, put on wall and drill away
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>>2067509
the house of many doors
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>>2052136
What's wrong with this one?
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>>2046489

I remember as a kid, just walking into a barn, and seeing my dad and like 6 of his friends, and a whole line of steers (well, not quite yet steers) going into the barn, and they were just one by one castrating them, and just tossing the nuts into a pile by the wall.

I remember just looking at this big (it was like 3 feet deep by that point) pile of cow nuts, and then just looking over to some other guy who was sipping a beer as he worked the lever on the headlock. And he just...shrugged to me. like, "Eh, what'ya going to do?"

I dunno, weird memory, sometimes i just think about that.
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>>2047639
Kentucky is a real shithole. But that house is adoorable.
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>>2056310
Please take a picture.
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>>2055912
>To make sure
Not their fault it's easy to sell to someone with a sub 85 iq
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>>2060788
Viega fittings guarantee 70 years.
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>>2073279
Would you happen to know how to go from Viega pipe to Uponor?
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>>2046567
>>>2046567
I'm a little disappointed they didn't run electricity oot to that shed.
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>>2055541
>https://imgur.com/a/yPZEA
you are stealing the urin mate
no way thats real
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>>2065738
>lasts centuries
Mine got pinhole leaks in it all over barely 10 years after we had all the iron pipe replaced
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>>2073772
Galvanic. Was it bonded to some iron somewhere?
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>>2074205
Nope, dielectric union at the inlet through the foundation and copper literally the rest of the way through the house. Replaced it with pex and am 100x happier
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Just did this today, if it werks it works
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>>2055765
Boomers trying to retire have already pumped so much money into bonds the interest rate on a loan is like 3%.

When they draw that money out all he'll breaks loose with business and general lending. Dread the boomer retirement
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Watch this guy almost kill himself trying to flip a metal table

https://youtu.be/7ghvw3F2uWA?t=630
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>>2075327
Jesus Christ, how can you be able to build a welding table without having an engine hoist sitting around?
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>>2075327
I expected that table to throw him over with it. What a fucking idiot. Dude should watch some Essential Craftsman. Or invest in some old rail road timbers.
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Shit froze and shit burst. Had to do the soldering again. Never done that before and i only had a shitty electro soldering iron. Looked like crap but smoothed it out with a gas burner. It doesnt leak anymore so good enough i guess
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>>2075327
He did fine, that's exactly how I'd do it.
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>>2062450

You're correct on that assumption.
https://www.fondriest.com/news/not-drop-drink-plastic-pipes-leaching-chemicals-drinking-water.htm

https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/drinking-water-odors,-chemicals-above-health-standards-caused-by-green-building-plumbing.html

I had more links to actual research papers but they went dead a year or so ago. I wonder why.
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>>2066380
brick house shills be like "but muh house, must breathe"
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Not sure if this counts as true gore but I had half my house go dark last week. Thought it was the breaker but that as fine. Ended up tracing from the suspected outlet (no current but live ground) through 4 junctions to this little nest of a problem. Put some new blue wing nuts on it and seems to be fine now.
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>>2077478
>not sure if this counts as true gore
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>>2060939
kek is that a tupperware junction box?
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>>2078390
I regret not taking some pictures of the junctions under the floor that this leads to. Was fun picking all the melted electrical tape off there though.
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>>2078622
>>2077478
>first and second generation NM in metallic boxes.
That looks like my whole house. I love the 18 gauge ground wire.
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Gotta cut the grass somehow
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>>2078638

Shit, my house had first gen mc wire. No ground wire, and 18 gauge hot and neutrals, using braided insulation that probably started disintegrating like 50 years ago.

The whole house was wired with it at one point, i'm down to like maybe 2 circuits running it.
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One day the roof started to collapse and this “handyman Steve’s” solution. We all thought we were gonna die.
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>>2078675
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>>2046567
Ofc that it's from Reddit
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>>2058714
This must be a staged photo. If not, I've lost all hope in the current generation.
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>>2062516
>getting rid of multiple types of rodents
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>>2066380
I'd be wearing two hard hats if I was anywhere near that building
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>>2060679
Plugs and sockets are a crutch. In a just world everything would go to screw terminals.
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>>2078638
>>2078657
Yeah my entire house is still like this. I also have no clue what's on what circuit because this shit was wired back in the 70s and never touched again. The real fun stuff that I don't have a picture of sadly was from the downstairs apartment. We were renovating the master bedroom, which had a drop ceiling. So we tore that out and discovered the old knob and tube wiring still up there. Also, for some reason they spliced into it so that it was all just live.
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>>2047639
This made me laugh for half an hour straight, my eyes are red already from laughing so much. God bless human ingenuity.
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>>2078617
Worse, I'm pretty sure those are resealable tubs that prepacked "deli" lunch meat gets sold in.
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>>2078675
If it only took him a few minutes to slap that together and keep shit from collapsing versus going out and trying to find floor jacks then I'd say it was a good call
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>>2078714
>still had hope in the current generation
ngmi
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>>2078724
>not soldering in your appliances
ngmi
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>>2079061
>not crimping in your appliances
F
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>>2078733
Hill shire farms my nigga. Honey ham on wheat!
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>>2056864
thank you senpai
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>>2056575
weight on faucet hose touching wall
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>>2055682
That is actually a bullshit statistic, just a phone survey, not an actually study of any sort.
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>>2075327
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>>2056652
>put small screws in cutouts
>line up power bar on wall
>whack
>you now have marks for where to drill
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>>2075327
I was almost killed in a similar fashion. We were lifting an engine liner (about 500kg) with some lashing straps. The straps slipped and the liner fell towards me. I was lucky enough to step aside, shit only bruised me but i was in a state of shock for about an hour or so.

Semi worst case it couldve instantly killed me worst case it couldve crippled me for life.

DONT FUCK AROUND LIFTING HEAVY SHIT
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>>2079336
>ryobi
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>>2079480
>implying he doesn't get more done with neon green than you do with whatever color you prefer
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>>2079486
If the store doesn't lock a tool up it's not worth much.
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>>2079480
Pretty much all tool brands these days are junk in one way or another.
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>>2079480
I'm all for banter about tool brands, but honestly I've had some ryobi stuff for a while and it's decent.
Shame about the colour though.
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>>2079475
Starting to think I'm immortal with how many stupid things havent killed me and should have.

Just cruising down all my possible timelines until theres one left, then I'm going to slip and brain myself getting the mailm
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>>2079475
>>2079580
I was biking across a freeway one day, I had biked across it hundreds of times. Nothing but an 18 wheeler in the distance. I hauled ass, wearing bright reflective yellow and white, giving myself plenty of room to spare, he was WAY off in the distance.

That was the night I learned there is such a thing as truckers high on meth, driving big rigs 120mph. He never saw me and I cleared him by such a small margin that the wind wave from the trailer just about threw me sideways onto the ground. It missed me by no more than 3-4 feet.

Had to just stand there for like an hour.
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>>2079506
Snap-On? Makita?
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>>2079672
Makita - junk.
I mean, it could have been worse, but it is not what they did 30 years ago.
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>>2055912
Car stuff is the best example: save 500 by doing your own window tinting. Save 400 each time doing your own breaks.
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>>2079591
I merged into traffic once going to school, like 10 am.

Seemed totally normal.

There was pickup truck way behind me, more than totally reasonable even for a granny and I'm on my way to 70mph already.

FUCK that truck is right behind me

So I swerve back over and almost lose control and they pass me like I'm standing still. Two girls laughing their asses off. Probably didnt even notice me
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>>2079336
>Plan B

Something about that makes it so much funnier
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>>2047191
i have a similar issue i think. old as fuck house banging when water runs suddenly stops and now there's a quiet dripping sound. how much does this end up costing if i pay a random guy to do it? the hot water has a funny taste coming from the specific tap too and nowhere else.
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>>2079480
>he thinks harry homeowner should spend more
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>>2079493
Or you don't love in an area with niggers
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>>2075327
Is there any good reason not to assemble the table in a way that didn't require it to be flipped, or is he just an idiot?
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>>2080846
Honestly you probably shouldn't build that kind of table if you don't at least have some come alongs or a hoist.
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>>2078657
>>2078727
At one point, all my lights and receptacles were on one of three circuits. There was a 15 amp circuit servicing the kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, and two bedrooms. Helpfully, the panel labeled it: basement outlets.
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>>2078647
What am I looking at here?
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>>2071611
Goddamn. I've gone to friends' houses for beer so we can work on a boat engine or something, but your dad and his buddies made an afternoon of slicing the balls off of cattle. Fucking brutal.
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>>2046556
Did a 5 year old with a Fisher Price tool set build this?
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>>2046917
He should’ve touched it to check if it was the right temperature
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>>2047639
Sides are in orbit
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>>2056864
Beautiful work anon
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>>2074416
You gonna kill someone nigga!
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>>2074429
Good thing my boomer parents have left everything(house, property, huge stash of silver) to me, because they weren’t selfish nigger boomers.
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>>2075327
>28:49 video length
I AINT clickin’ fat shit nigga
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>>2078675
>>2078677
DELET THIS!!!
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>>2081427
Throttle cable snapped so I jammed something into it to keep it running. That was 2 weeks ago now...
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>>2082180
>not just pouring it into a hole you dug in the yard
oof
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>>2046917
Is it cherry flavored?
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>>2079672
>Makita
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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>>2079714
>>2082744
explain why makita is junk when so many people swear by it. because it's outside your price range?
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>>2082180
mix it with soapy water and its fine.
or just don't live in America
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>>2054563
In what state?
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>>2080010
>>2079540
>>2079506
>>2079486
RyooooOOOBIIIIIIIII
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>>2051316
That reminds me my my great uncle, what a mad man he put switches on fucking everything, he had radio and he put four switches on extesion cord in his garage and always pluged it out, so when he wanted to turn it on he put it in to socket, fliped all switches and thant turned it on. He also terrorized my great cousin with his first car.
>be my great cousin
>get driving loicens
>dad tells you, he will give you car
>get shitbox older than you
>at least something
>want to park
>hit reverse
>out of nowhere christmas songs start to play on full volume
He wired those christmas song postcard to car, so whenever he put it in reverse it played those damn songs
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>>2078622
Remove and destroy all those wires and do it all over again. This time do not use exposed earth wiring
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>>2055943
Oh shit is that what that stuff is called? When I was a little kid there was a bunch of that shit on the playground and we used to eat it because it tasted like apples.
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>>2082745
based on the internals of most of their stuff its pretty shit, especially compared to what they used to make even just 10 years ago. now if im being honest, it is better then most other brands on the market right now at a similar price point, but if you have the ability to get something older that has been at least somewhat taken care of go with that instead of anything new out of the box.
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>>2082970
>mouth open in confused state
>dilated pupils despite looking almost directly into bright light
>pink flush skin around the cheeks and nose indicating a spike in heart rate
this person is legitimately going through an Adrenalin spike. this is fucking terrifying
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>>2046556
>women be like
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>>2047835
could look nicer, but like, surely it works fine, right?
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>>2047835
Next time put it inside the door.
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