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Old 05-16-2019, 08:58 AM   #21
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Hey guys i never mentioned a drain line.
" Inner 10 "
This was a basic 1/2 inch copper line.
I called her boss and told him if he won't put in writing that she just soldered it, and if he won't guarantee it'll hold up as good as putting a coupling in he needs to change it.
Hey. Plumbers charging$100 an hour should know their job and i shouldnt be having to hunt for the answers.
Document & make sure to save documentation & make sure homeowner has documentation & if it fails, your ass is covered with the insurance company.

Smalltown guy was right in mocking you on this. You let the plumber leave & you went home with the pipe under pressure.

How is a saw cut different than a sweat joint? Both use solder to hold the copper joint & contain water under pressure. Why would you think it's not a permanent solution for one & not the other? If it were in my own home, I'd go to sleep at night & not give it a second thought.


Oh & BTW, since you want to run down the lady who fixed the leak, you're the dumbass that screwed up & made her have to fix your FU.

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Document & make sure to save documentation & make sure homeowner has documentation & if it fails, your ass is covered with the insurance company.

Smalltown guy was right in mocking you on this. You let the plumber leave & you went home with the pipe under pressure.

How is a saw cut different than a sweat joint? Both use solder to hold the copper joint & contain water under pressure. Why would you think it's not a permanent solution for one & not the other? If it were in my own home, I'd go to sleep at night & not give it a second thought.


Oh & BTW, since you want to run down the lady who fixed the leak, you're the dumbass that screwed up & made her have to fix your FU.
One is like a surface scab, and the other is squeezed between two surfaces.

But anyway, I went and looked this up elsewhere, and there are plumbers that say it'll hold up fine with proper prep.
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My concern is if she had a problem with cutting the opening, how trusting of her "prep" are you.

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My concern is if she had a problem with cutting the opening, how trusting of her "prep" are you.

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I don't know why you guys are bagging on him.

He hired a supposed professional to deal with it, and now he's not so sure it was so "professional" after all.

Hell, that's what CT is for, second-guessing everyone else's work, and armchair quarterbacking others projects form afar, and picking them apart.

Anyway, no, that's not the right way to do it. Will it hold? I have no idea.

But the time it would take to cut it and slip on a no-stop coupling and solder it, or just install a sharkbite, is so minimal. I do stuff like this all the time, it's just not that hard to do it right.

And I understand that sometimes someones attitude and demeanor can make you doubt their abilities, even if they are competent.




On second thought, you should have just let the phukkr spill all over the floor, packed your $#!T, and high-tailed it out the door, yelling behind you "call a plumber!"

Then when they make a claim on your insurance, sue them, and the builder, and the pipe manufacturer, and the plumbing wholesaler, and Contractor who built the road into the subdivision.
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She was professional enough to know how to shift the liability for cutting onto someone else, so I'm calling it good.
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If the prep was good, this isn't a scab, the solder will wick to fill the gap.
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Would never trust it...........
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Inner 10 !!! I heard that!!
Lol.
Yes i did cut the pipe.
Paying plumber.
(I'm actually not the contractor or coordinator on this job. Just carpenter-sub)
But i want it done right.
On top of this all
She decided to do this waste line another way.
She came first thing this morning.
Ican't pull up my pic of her work on my phone(I'm not that technically advanced)
Instead of using a slip coupling, she opted to put 4 street 90's together and horse- shoe'ed it.
I don't get it!!
I came in to see this finish product.
Why would someone do that.??
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Why would someone do that.??
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Ask to see her license.

This would be like me coming in to do network cabling and not wanting to cut holes for my boxes.

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I can pretty much tell by the crack if someone is licensed... .

That, and a name search in the state professional licensing database. Different levels if licensing have different levels of supervision, and supervision by phone may be OK. It's all state by state.

Getting a repair coupling in isn't always easy, 4 streets is pretty much always doable. Plus, they're charging you for each elbow.
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I can pretty much tell by the crack if someone is licensed... .
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One is like a surface scab, and the other is squeezed between two surfaces.

But anyway, I went and looked this up elsewhere, and there are plumbers that say it'll hold up fine with proper prep.
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Ask to see her license.

This would be like me coming in to do network cabling and not wanting to cut holes for my boxes.

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she does not need one if she works under the supervision of someone who does have a license.


As far as cutting boxes, my electrician prefers me to cut holes for boxes in my cabinets if they need to be cut in
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I prefer me to cut holes in my cabinets. Plumbers and electricians can keep their mitts off. Sometimes I install the boxes in them before they are delivered so the electricians can't get their mitts on them.
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I don't know why you guys are bagging on him.

He hired a supposed professional to deal with it, and now he's not so sure it was so "professional" after all.

Hell, that's what CT is for, second-guessing everyone else's work, and armchair quarterbacking others projects form afar, and picking them apart.

Anyway, no, that's not the right way to do it. Will it hold? I have no idea.

But the time it would take to cut it and slip on a no-stop coupling and solder it, or just install a sharkbite, is so minimal. I do stuff like this all the time, it's just not that hard to do it right.

And I understand that sometimes someones attitude and demeanor can make you doubt their abilities, even if they are competent.




On second thought, you should have just let the phukkr spill all over the floor, packed your $#!T, and high-tailed it out the door, yelling behind you "call a plumber!"

Then when they make a claim on your insurance, sue them, and the builder, and the pipe manufacturer, and the plumbing wholesaler, and Contractor who built the road into the subdivision.
Who in their right mind would do such a thing? Wait, nevermind...

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I prefer me to cut holes in my cabinets. Plumbers and electricians can keep their mitts off. Sometimes I install the boxes in them before they are delivered so the electricians can't get their mitts on them.
I always install the boxes in my islands and fish the wire into them. No way Iím letting an electrician touch my wood.
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A little Mighty Putty should do the trick.

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