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Old 03-03-2018, 11:43 AM   #41
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If you did the work you say then he was near the valve. To me it's looking like he pulled the pcv stuff off (forgot the nut), replaced it with abs, including the horizontal pipe to a new aav valve. If he did all that then the price isn't bad. Plus we are talking Canadian dollars. Is that around $200 US? Don't know the latest exchange rate.
Are you saying this IS a new AVV?

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Old 03-03-2018, 11:56 AM   #42
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Are you saying this IS a new AVV?
No. It's on top of the vertical pipe. I didn't understand why the pvc was replaced. It makes sense that it was done from the tail down and included the vertical pipe and valve. I wasn't there but that would make sense.
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I think the plumber replaced everything under there. All the work looks new and for some odd reason is all done with green transition cement.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:09 PM   #44
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No. It's on top of the vertical pipe. I didn't understand why the pvc was replaced. It makes sense that it was done from the tail down and included the vertical pipe and valve. I wasn't there but that would make sense.
I think it was because the apprentice did not know enough to call the boss and say there is an AVV here already and nothing is required in this section. There was no licensed plumber on site and from the minute this kid walked through the door he looked confused. He did what he thought they wanted him to do. No doubt, he did not understand the why BECAUSE there was no why. NOTHING needed changing. (Again, not his fault, he should have had a trainer with him. The kid gets all my sympathy, his boss, not so much!)
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If the plumbing for the aav was already there I don't understand replacing the adapter you highlighted. If the drain wasn't working before it wouldn't work now. If it was working I can't imagine why he was under there in the first place.
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Are you saying this IS a new AVV?

No, that is a trap adaptor. It's a drain part that costs a couple bucks. It's used to connect/transition one kind of pipe to the other.

The AAV is on top of the pipe behind it. Way up under the sink.

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I think the plumber replaced everything under there. All the work looks new and for some odd reason is all done with green transition cement.
THE GREEN TRANSITION CEMENT OUTSIDE THE RED BOX IS NOT THEIR WORK.

The WORK WAS ALL NEW to start with! That downstairs washroom was a new addition to the house. What really needed doing was changing the plumbing for the upstairs bathroom that was serviced by old galvanized pipe and corroded. The kid repeatedly refused to go near that work! He did change the bathtub drain connection / fixture with a new plastic push plug and the tub over flow fixture. The problem with tub drainage flow he did not touch (the tub takes about 10 minutes to drain after a shower), the old plumbing to that sink he would not touch. In other words, the problems I actually called to have fixed were not touched. (The AAV in the new downstairs bath was the companies idea, they said one needed to be put in, I did not know there was one already in! so I said, "OK"). I think the kid was scared to get into the real problems. He was sent out twice and twice refused to do any real plumbing and they wanted to send him a third time ( saying "He has been disciplined accordingly") but I said they had to send a real plumber or I would cut the contract short. That is what happened, No plumber, no more money!

The situation was not fair to the apprentice or to me.

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Just because the nut left on the tail piece is white does not mean that it was all PVC previously. That's just a typical white nut found on the majority of ABS adapters purchased separately.
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That isn't an air admittance valve for the plumbing job you need for your bathtub. Hope you get your money back and get the right part next time.
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That isn't an air admittance valve for the plumbing job you need for your bathtub. Hope you get your money back and get the right part next time.
Kid told his boss he had installed the per-existing AAV. I paid the bill for lack of proof but cancelled our contract. I am now looking for a new plumber.

The whole experience has been really depressing; My default position is to trust people. I never haggle, never doubt and trust what other pros tell me.
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Kid told his boss he had installed the per-existing AAV. I paid the bill for lack of proof but cancelled our contract. I am now looking for a new plumber.

The whole experience has been really depressing; My default position is to trust people. I never haggle, never doubt and trust what other pros tell me.
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