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Old 01-11-2019, 02:06 PM   #621
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Nothing ever goes well these days it seems. I feel your pain Robie.

I tried to talk the owner out of the toilet for other reasons but it turns out the closed skirt landed center with the stub out.
It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one with these kind of problems.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:43 PM   #622
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That goes the same here.
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There's a nail in bracket about 3" down I'm going to try to get out with pincers tomorrow. Piers didn't work.

I'm hoping if I can get the bracket out, and they didn't nail another one 6" below it...it will have enough bow to allow the fittings to go in.
Of course your are what the [email protected] have you too do tomorrow but mess with crap that was never thought of on the way to the job today.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:46 PM   #624
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So it gets better.

Now this bathroom had framing members on the center of all the plumbing fixtures as well as the light fixtures that caused me a lot of hassle in the rough stage.

When I finally got everything buttoned up I had a chemical reaction with the paint and had to repaint three times around my backer board.

I had my stone fabricator make a top for my vanity in which they did not add the overhangs I requested but made it the exact same size as the vanity so I had to send it back.

Now I showed you the problem with the water pipe today............tomorrow tile setter is coming back to replace about a dozen tiles that are an embarrassment to the trade.

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Now after moving the water line for the toilet and helping the plumber set it because he has a bum shoulder I leave.

Of course before I left I mounted the new countertop on the vanity so he can do all the bathroom final connections.

Hour and a half later I get a phone call....... Tom...... Are you coming back? I'll wait for you there's a problem.

I get back to the job he says the sink is defective. The stone fabricator sold and mounted to the top. And I can see that underneath there is a hairline crack through the overflow.

But Tom....... You have bigger problems. I go in the basement and he shows me the lead bend to the toilet just blew open in two different spots. Off comes the toilet out comes the ceiling of the closet in the basement........and the three of us accomplished almost nothing today and I have to battle stone fabricator in the tile set of tomorrow.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:55 PM   #626
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We started the day bitching we ended the day bitching.

But we shook our heads gave it a hug and had a laugh about it...... Just exhausting.
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Some days, it sucks to be you.

I know the feeling.

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Now after moving the water line for the toilet and helping the plumber set it because he has a bum shoulder I leave.

Of course before I left I mounted the new countertop on the vanity so he can do all the bathroom final connections.

Hour and a half later I get a phone call....... Tom...... Are you coming back? I'll wait for you there's a problem.

I get back to the job he says the sink is defective. The stone fabricator sold and mounted to the top. And I can see that underneath there is a hairline crack through the overflow.

But Tom....... You have bigger problems. I go in the basement and he shows me the lead bend to the toilet just blew open in two different spots. Off comes the toilet out comes the ceiling of the closet in the basement........and the three of us accomplished almost nothing today and I have to battle stone fabricator in the tile set of tomorrow.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:00 PM   #628
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Geez Tom. My anxiety kicked up just reading about your day.


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Old 01-11-2019, 06:03 PM   #629
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Do they have a tool that reaches in 2", takes a 90* turn to the right and then extends 4" straight back and cuts 1/2" CPVC?

I need that tool.

Got two nailed-in brackets removed (1/2 hour of pulling with pincers today)...no go...can't get the supply line to extend in front of the stud.

Picked up a plastic access panel and a Moen escutcheon made to cover the holes from a 3 hole shower to a 1 hole shower. I'm hoping that allows me to cut some fiberglass out and cover it nicely.

Of course the access door would be 6" to the left of a large family portrait and that's the next option after I trace around this escutcheon to see how much room I'll have.

The last option is to cut out the drywall and repair it, then paint the entire living room wall...probably 20' long and 9' high filled with entertainment center, hutch, bookcase and assorted other nice furniture... in the way.
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and I have to battle stone fabricator in the tile set of tomorrow.
Are you a drinking man?

Tonight would be the night.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #631
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Chick wants to know why I come home and don't talk for an hour some days..........
Now I open my mail to find someone is charged to one of my supply accounts......

I better stay off the politics section tonight
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:21 PM   #632
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I hate the "Ask Inner" thread...


....and my smelly thumbs.

And why doesn't Schroedinger's dog get any press? It's a cat conspiracy.


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Do they have a tool that reaches in 2", takes a 90* turn to the right and then extends 4" straight back and cuts 1/2" CPVC?

I need that tool.

Got two nailed-in brackets removed (1/2 hour of pulling with pincers today)...no go...can't get the supply line to extend in front of the stud.

Picked up a plastic access panel and a Moen escutcheon made to cover the holes from a 3 hole shower to a 1 hole shower. I'm hoping that allows me to cut some fiberglass out and cover it nicely.

Of course the access door would be 6" to the left of a large family portrait and that's the next option after I trace around this escutcheon to see how much room I'll have.

The last option is to cut out the drywall and repair it, then paint the entire living room wall...probably 20' long and 9' high filled with entertainment center, hutch, bookcase and assorted other nice furniture... in the way.
Those work slick for your scenario. Should give you enough room to make the cpvc fix.
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When stuff breaks and your significant other is out of town and can't help you fix it it becomes a s***** 💩 situation!!! Lol I thought I knew what to do but I wasn't a hundred percent positive!!! 💩😳🤭 now go to (things I love 2)
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Alright dreamer......if the bowl is loose ... which it is and the bolts are rusted....... your not screwed here. The wax maybe ok I be yet You can align the bowl where it should be and still use it for now. Just get on and off without pushing it out of alignment.
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This one's down Rob's alley. GC I'm subbing for right now begged and wheedled me into going to look at a lady's clogged kitchen sink drain at the end of the day, even though I didn't have much plumbing stuff with me (I generally only pack that if I know I'll need it).

Trap (S trap, BTW) was clean, and the only thing close to a snake I had was my steel electrical fish tape. Ran that in 6-8' before I hit an elbow it wouldn't negotiate. Asked if she had a toilet plunger, and she did.

Whomp whomp whomp with that for 15-20 minutes, and I finally got the line draining reasonably well. But. All that whomping loosened up the ancient plumber's putty under the basket strainer, so it was leaking. I do carry putty.

But the big nut underneath was frozen up so badly that the only way I finally got it loose was to take a torch to it. Finally got it apart, new putty in, and went to reassemble the PVC trap/drain line. Well, somewhere in all the finagling, one of the captive nuts had actually popped past its restraint, and no how no way could I get it back on.

Finally gave up and made a run to the hardware store--only 5 minutes away, the only bright spot of the day, for a new assembly.

Buttoned up and left a little after 7PM, swearing (again!) never to get into that sort of job again.
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Alright dreamer......if the bowl is loose ... which it is and the bolts are rusted....... your not screwed here. The wax maybe ok I be yet You can align the bowl where it should be and still use it for now. Just get on and off without pushing it out of alignment.
Thank you! It was the bolts where rusted!
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2 of the trailers got ransacked last night. Fortunately my tools were elsewhere.

Also, turns out I got frostbite on 3 fingers. A fairly mild case and I'm very lucky but it happened. I gotta be more careful.

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2 of the trailers got ransacked last night. Fortunately my tools were elsewhere.

Also, turns out I got frostbite on 3 fingers. A fairly mild case and I'm very lucky but it happened. I gotta be more careful.

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sorry to hear this, but lucky no tools lost. You guys having that cool of weather up there? We are having one of the nicest winters in years here, was 50 today, so please keep that cold stuff north of the border.
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Hate when come to a 4 way stop and people don't understand what right away means. I give them a few sec or so to go and if that don't I do, not waiting all on them.

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