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    This one really falls under the idiot award for sure.





    Guy calls me up, wants me to come over and give him a price. Now look at that damn flange. This is on the 2nd floor, floor was just laid down, no access to the ceiling underneath.

    Talk about retarded people. Why in the hell would remodel a complete bathroom and look at that open sock for a drain thinking that's going to work????


    I've had a hard week this week, That one there would have to have the floor taken up, take it back to the cast iron and that could become crazy insane intense real quick.

    And why would I want to walk up and down steps to a 2nd floor bathroom?

    Parking won't be in the driveway I'm sure. Offering me a can softdrink or a christmas cookie probably thinks that I'm a pushover for sugary drinks and snacks.



    What this guy did is save me a trip, 10 miles away to "look" at this job.

    It makes no sense, and listen up DIY'rs, to think your plumbing should be the least important part of the plumbing system.



    What I'm looking at right there is $500 worth of frustration, just to start.

    I'm just going to call him tomorrow and let him know that you put the house in before the foundation was poured.
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  • #2
    Re: Should I do this job?

    I wrote an email back to him:






    Jeff,


    That lead closet bend is nonrepairable.


    That repair should of been 1st priority in that bathroom.


    The cost it would be to correct that problem is high and you'll

    have to do floor work, along with tile work.


    Wish I had better news for you but anything less than a rework

    will be a hack job, which will leak given that lead being in such

    deformed shape.




    S
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    • #3
      Re: Should I do this job?

      go for it dunbar.

      he should have called (a) you/plumber in the first place.

      if it wasn't for people like us, who would do it, properly?

      Vince

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      • #4
        Re: Should I do this job?

        Seriously, how stupid can people be??? Come on!

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        • #5
          Re: Should I do this job?

          Oh come on,

          Just hammer drill the johnnie bolts into the tile, then set a ring and run like hell

          HAHAHA - Thanks for the picture that made me laugh.

          And off course to the job, if he is willing to pay off course

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          • #6
            Re: Should I do this job?

            Hell, just take a 3" PVC flange. Chop an inch or so off it. Sheetrock screw it over the lead bend and then fill in the cracks with silicone....Be fine....
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            • #7
              Re: Should I do this job?

              I'm thinking Billy Mays could fix this with some Mighty Putty.

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              • #8
                Re: Should I do this job?

                1/2 roll of duct tape and 3-4 wax rings would fix that up in a jiffy
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                • #9
                  Re: Should I do this job?

                  Just what did he expect you to do with that anyways?

                  My expierence with lead bend jobs is that when repipe from the Tee Wye you often end up too high. Even when using a street ell in the flange

                  That one looks pretty high too

                  That's going to be ugly

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                  • #10
                    Re: Should I do this job?

                    Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                    Hell, just take a 3" PVC flange. Chop an inch or so off it. Sheetrock screw it over the lead bend and then fill in the cracks with silicone....Be fine....
                    So that's how you do that... thanks, saved me from watching another episode of This Old House!
                    spodelee

                    Until lions have their own storytellers, stories of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter

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                    • #11
                      Re: Should I do this job?

                      Just tell him you can't get to it and let it become someone else's nightmare.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Should I do this job?

                        chissel hammer, cut off wheel (pneumatic) and maybe you can locate a lead flange ( or ask a welder what can mate to lead. might be able to mate a steel flange. have a welder to come out and braze the 2 together.

                        looks like a mess to me and that reveal of the tiles gonna look great when the bowl is set

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                        • #13
                          Re: Should I do this job?

                          It could be a Euro Squat Dump Hole.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Should I do this job?

                            Originally posted by stokefire7 View Post
                            It could be a Euro Squat Dump Hole.
                            Having toured Europe last year I find this post particularly insightful!
                            spodelee

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                            • #15
                              Re: Should I do this job?

                              don't forget ignorant and misplaced

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