Hack Plumber? ... Oops -NO a licensed plumber!

Old 11-30-07, 04:31 PM
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Hack Plumber? ... Oops -NO a licensed plumber!

I found this installation the hard way while installing Hardie Board on the 1st floor matser bath. This is a cantilever section below double vanity from the master bath with all four supply lines attached directly to the underside of the subfloor. I got lucky and missed the pipe twice but hit it the third time. BTW 3 years ago I had to replumb the valve and supply line for ice maker from hot to cold in the house across the street.
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Old 11-30-07, 06:49 PM
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That _IS_ a good one! Attached right to the subfloor? Yikes.
Old 11-30-07, 09:12 PM
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I have several examples, from my table of fame collection, of drain lines that have had nails or screws put in them.

Best one is a short piece 3" copper drain that took about 25 years for the finish nail to rust away.
Old 12-01-07, 09:23 AM
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Unhappy Hack plumber

If that was a plumber that put that in you can bet your azz that was a hack!

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