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  1. #1
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    Default Terrible Discoveries Album

    I thought I would start off this forum with 119 reasons why you shouldn't trust anyone but the professionals when it comes to some "more involved" projects at the home.

    Don't say I didn't warn you

    CAUTION:


    http://www.inspectionnews.com/insite...ics-frame.html

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    Default Disaster unfolded





    Fresh shrimp off the barbie mate!



    You are looking at a faucet supply nut that broke free and dumped 1000 gallons of water over 3 hours with no one in the home. It happened on the hot side of the faucet, literally destroyed the base cabinet that the faucet was connected to. I was the plumber that had to replace the supply lines to the faucet.

    Customer installed this faucet 11 years ago, used the cheapest supply lines and the plastic supply nuts that came with the faucet. As you'll notice, the supply nuts are yellow. That is from years of temperature changes that "hardened" the plastic and made it brittle.

    This customer is spending the rest of his day removing everything out of his basement, sucking it dry and using a dozen fans. He just sold this house and thought it was okay to go to the dentist this morning without having to worry about flooding in his home.

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    Below is a picture of how NOT to connect a down spout on your house....


    Use downsout extensions and/or concrete spash pads people, and for gosh sakes put a pile underneath your supports!
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    Default It's Not Just the Amateurs...



    It's not just the amateurs.

    The above installation was done by a licensed eletcricla professional!

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    homebild Guest

    Default More Professional Blunders

    From another thread:

    This one involved both an inept builder an inept code official....

    http://www.selfhelpforums.com/showthread.php?t=8272

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    46 more trinkets to see how it's done by the pros and the DIY'rs.


    More Disasters

    How about these

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    Very entertaining! My fav is the light switch inside the shower stall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kode VioL8R View Post
    Very entertaining! My fav is the light switch inside the shower stall!
    Great way to insure the inlaws to overstay their welcome -- electrify the guest bath.

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    Trust your electrician...he knows LOL

    ~ Bismarck Jack

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    Every company has it's J.A.'s, but this shouldn't reflex on electricians helping you conclude your project! This one was got me. It's a slap in the face: Trust your electrician...he knows LOL.
    Learning brings success. While you are waiting, I'm getting better!

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