Just Because it's Going Behind a Wall...
...is no excuse for this kind of shoddy, haphazard work. Still, nice to see this in PEX; most off-the-books plumbers do this kind of thing in PVC. (I guess the technology is catching on!) Thanks to Parknasty420 on the social media site Reddit for the image.
Oh, we have an adapter for that...
The root of all hack jobs isn't ignorance, it's laziness. Instead of taking a little time and effort to address the problem the hack tries to work around the problem. And so you get an adapter hooked to an adapter until you end up with a monstrosity like this.
Like a spider in the rafters...
Sometimes bad plumbing gets kind of creepy-looking. This install looks almost like it's waiting to pounce on someone walking underneath! Thanks for the photo goes to John Bernardi of Bernardi Granite and Marble.
No Elbow? No Problem!
And just when you think you've seen the laziest, most slipshod plumbing the world has to offer, someone goes and outdoes themselves. Brilliant in its simplicity, complete in its stupidity, this might just be the one slide to show when someone asks, "What do you mean by Plumbing Nightmare?"
Thanks to ChadWilliam1 on the social media site Reddit for the image.
Check Out That Primer!
So yeah, there's no actual trap, and it isn't vented, and it looks like they can't raise the stand pipe and further -- but hey, check out that priming job! Thanks to user Fadedfaith451 on the social media site Reddit for the image.
I'll just use whatever's in the stock bin...
The amazing thing about people this lazy is that they actually end up making a lot of extra work for themselves. Look at all those connections!
Thanks for the image goes to user ArtieLange on the social media site Reddit.
Desperate, futile attempt at plumbing the sink
From the way they try to angle the PVC at the end it's almost as if they have some tiny inkling of the basics of plumbing. Not nearly enough to do the job, of course. This kitchen sink is going to stink to high heaven in a few days.
Thanks for the image goes to user quasi_saves on the social media site Reddit.
Give monkeys PEX and some tubing cutters
We think all the manufacturers pictured here should find this "contractor" and give him a beating.
Install the water heater HOW far off the ground?!?
Was that supposed to be 15" or 15'? Okay, so it is just conceivable that the homeowner had some good reason for installing the water heater that far up there, but it still makes an ungodly hassle for the installing/maintaining technician. And what are you supposed to do if you're on that ladder when the garage door starts going up?
Thanks for the picture to user savepoorbob on the social media site Reddit.
Carleless, thoughtless, HOPELESS!
Just when you think you've seen the laziest of hack-jobs, someone takes it a step farther. The piping is bad enough, but that expansion tank just hanging there... make you wince.
Thanks for the picture goes to user 6whiskey on the social media site Reddit.
Too ugly to ever work right
I can understand an amateur with next-to-no plumbing experience thinking they can take on a simple job -- installing a sink, or a toilet, say.
But how can someone who doesn't seem to understand that water flows downhill possibly hope to put together a working radiant system? Is it a "too stupid to know you're stupid" kind of thing?
Thanks to healthyheating.com for the pic.
DIY distribution manifold - just as bad as you think
The plumber who discovered this was just trying to shut the water off so he could install a new faucet. Instead of a ManaBloc he found this marvel of do-it-yourselfery. Luckily the building inspector was visiting at the same time!
Thanks to user -anth0r- on the social media site Reddit for the pic.
Good thing we have this cardboard. I needed some privacy.
Disposable? Yes - Flushable? NO!
Here's an industrial-sized plumbing nightmare: so-called flushable wipes. The combined clog of wipes and rags nearly destroyed the pump at this water treatment plant.
The problem has gotten so serious that there's now an international organization, the International Water Services Flushability Group spearheading the effort to develop and enforce standards for flushable products. You can visit their website at http://iwsfg.org/
Hold this ladder for me
Never mind plumbers, you need professional painters too.
Room with a view
Just in case you want to know if the water closet is available.
Wall mount units are easy to fix
Is he working or sleeping?
No, no, no
We don't even want to know.
Have you seen my locking pliers?
All of the stores must have run out of valve handles at the same time.
Bring your own toilet paper
You can find the urinal over by motor oil.
Just shaking our heads here.
Find the guy with the jigsaw
That's a beautiful door you've installed there.
Maybe the door should open out
Good thing he found his jigsaw.
The gang's all here
How come I have to use the one without a seat?
Extra large toilet paper
I knew I shouldn't have gotten the big roll
More ascending the throne
Hey, look, a residential urinal! Oh, never mind. Who picked out this tile?
For best friends only
Flush for me, will you please?
Innovative use of troughs
If the shutoff valve leaks, it would be a good idea to replace it.
Marazmaniya at Livejournal.com
Most of the time, the DIY-ers confine themselves to under the sink. This enterprising person has actually made their own faucet out of what looks to be scrapwood and some spare valves.
Not pretty, but you have to admire the ingenuity!
Maybe a flexible connector was not the best choice.
Does the plumber or the electrician have to fix this?
I'm not sure exactly how this happened, but something has gone very VERY wrong behind that wall.
Thanks for the photo goes to PeacockPanzer on the social media site Reddit.
Let's play crossfire
You first, I don't need to go that bad.
Time to get a new sump pump
On second thought, maybe just abandon the entire house. (Photo from user Brittychelle on the social media site Reddit.)
Men at work
Is the inside of that traffic cone glazed?
High TP holder
This selfie is all over the Internet but not for the reason you wanted.
So much gone wrong in one picture
Where to start? The water heaters actual inlet and outlet are 3\4" and they used a 1/2" flexible ss hose more suited to a faucet install. There are two vent caps? For some reason? The strap is bolted into the drywall and could probably be pulled off with a good yank. The pressure release valve drain is just kind of hanging off the side there... I honestly didn't know there were that many ways to screw up an install!
Thanks for the photo go to user viewerdoer on the social media site Reddit.
We bring this chair into the kitchen whenever we have company over.
This made sense to somebody?
It doesn't get wet because we don't shower anyway.
Lift to flush
This comes in handy if you want to cut out pages from your bathroom reading
Water heater explosion
The homeowner let a local handyman install this water heater. The accident investigation determined the wrong safety valve had been installed, leading to a pressure build-up and finally an explosion that carried the heater through a wall and into the furnace. A neighbor had to rescue the homeowner from the resulting gas leak.
Thanks for the picture and the cautionary tale go to the Kentucky Association of Master Plumbers.
Watch for faucet shrapnel
Did the homeowner use explosives on this faucet? Professional plumbers have tools for this, like a nut cracker
You'll never guess what the problem was...
As a fellow headline writer, I must commend the good work being done by the BBC's Scotland station.
Super small bathroom
You have to sit side saddle on this one.
I need a shower
Everything in this picture has us dumbfounded.
I'll need a longer arm
Since it's the ADA stall, the user just has to wheel his way over to the toilet paper.
Good use for a mike stand
My musical career was over anyway.
No vacuum breaker
Who needs a flushometer valve or a vacuum breaker on that urinal?
It's a record catch!
... only it isn't a fish, it's a root that was clogging a drain. And from the size of it, it's a wonder the problem went without fixing as long as it must have.
Many thanks to user matoo2002 on the social media site Reddit.
Hello down there
Hey, what are you looking at?
A very confusing drain line.
Wash your hands
We really don't need five sinks if we only have one toilet.
You're supposed to come in through the door
Can I get some privacy, please?