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  • You cant Fix Stupid!

    Sharkbite tails

    The home owner went to the big orange box store and bought a hack saw and some shark bite to fix a water leak off the water heater.
    Cut the copper pipe with the hack saw and installed the sharkbites "poof" cit the O Rings and leaked. He goes back and buys some cpvc glue to stop the leak by dumping it over the sharkbites.
    Calls me at 12:am telling me what he`s done. I said shut off your water and we`ll see you in the morning. I just cant get out of bed to fix stupid.
    http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

  • #2
    Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

    You can do it, we can help.

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    • #3
      Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

      He didn't ask for any service at HD, they are now advertising here that they employ a master plumber in each store to help with this type of thing!

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      • #4
        Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

        Originally posted by nkyrental View Post
        He didn't ask for any service at HD, they are now advertising here that they employ a master plumber in each store to help with this type of thing!
        I know two masters that work there.

        Lets just say there's a reason a master plumber will work somewhere for >$20 an hour.

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        • #5
          Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

          After applying the glue, he probably didn't wait the required 2 hours before turning the water back on. That's why it leaked.

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          • #6
            Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

            Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
            After applying the glue, he probably didn't wait the required 2 hours before turning the water back on. That's why it leaked.
            Wait...you work for HD now?

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            • #7
              Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

              ACS you really have to change that avitar. It's stirring up feelings that a married guy shouldn't be having.

              Did you stick it to him on the repair? After all bad behavior should be severley punished.
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              • #8
                Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                Originally posted by DuckButter View Post
                I know two masters that work there.

                Lets just say there's a reason a master plumber will work somewhere for >$20 an hour.
                ................................................................................................
                _____________________________________________SAME GOES FOR A CONTRACTOR_______________________________________

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                • #9
                  Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                  I sure hope you charged him a stupid tax for that repair. You are so right stupid is not fixable. But it is taxable. Thank you home cheapo, sharkbite = job security.
                  WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
                  ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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                  • #10
                    Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                    You have to use an approved primer before coating in PVC glue. Any idiot knows that. I think the big box stores have been sued, why else would they start hiring licensed plumbers? It would be a good job for a plumber sidelined by a bad back, knees, eyes...etc..This may be my retirement job, my IRA is not lookin so good.

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                    • #11
                      Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                      it's not the sharkbite that failed. it didn't fail. the homeowner failed.

                      weather he used a sharkbite, solder, hose and clamps, his knowledge and ability was his issue.

                      any one of us that knows what reaming is, could have very easily made a proper connection with a sharkbite.

                      don't blame the parts, blame the installer

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                        I`m gonna say it was the tool he used to cut the pipe
                        aka the "HACKSAW"
                        http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                        • #13
                          Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                          he must have left the inserts in the fitting and could not get the pipe all the way in to the back of the fitting.
                          Has anyone ssen the "Gator fittings" at Lowes?
                          ANYONE CAN TAKE THE HELM WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                            Heck, a little more silicone caulk, a little more electrical tape, that thing would have worked!

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                            • #15
                              Re: You cant Fix Stupid!

                              I am not sure what to say BUT lmao and I hope you charged his arse

                              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                              i

                              don't blame the parts, blame the installer

                              rick.
                              Ahhh yes , OR ,

                              "It's not the wand, Its the Wizard"

                              LOL......Great thread either way!

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