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  1. #1
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    I've been installing P traps wrong

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    Maybe they ran out of 90s?


    Rev 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
    Cheers to being eternally out of business.

  2. #2
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    That other evap looks like it has a crazy drain on it.

  3. #3
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    What is the bucket on a string collecting?
    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

  4. #4
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    That's a riddler drain.... (You know from Batman) The bucket is actually the jokers, pull the string and get a bucket full of goo.

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    The chimney is full of water. Bucket catches overflow and routes it to a drain.

    Creative but LOL

    - Sent via ESP
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    Nest is poo...

  6. #6
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    So instead of a catch basin... its a catch bucket.

  7. #7
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    worked pretty well. all because they had no outdoor cleanout, no cellar cleanout, and didnt want any holes drilled outside

    i was called to evaluate why they had so much water:

    - no outlet for water
    - chimney oversized
    - no rain cap
    - no isolation from outdoor wood boiler caused excessive low temp flue gases

    they wanted no repairs and i havent been back.
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    Nest is poo...

  8. #8
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    The bucket catches the condensate from the uninsulated suction line. Another example of what happens when you give the install to the cheapest bidder. And all I hear from the owner is how much he paid to have the new system installed and how he doesn't want to pay anymore. I was called out to diagnose evap freeze up. They were leaving the door to the WIC open every night to defrost it. The condenser came with a defrost timer but it was never wired to the LLS. Genius. Now he's mad at me because he still sees frost on the UNINSULATED SUCTION LINE.


    Rev 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
    Cheers to being eternally out of business.

  9. #9
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    You can't fix stupid.

    Don't even try to change CHEAP.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougfamous View Post
    What is the bucket on a string collecting?
    Chinese restaurant?

  11. #11
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    Well they told him it was a P trap, and putting it in like that did more closely resemble a P.

  12. #12
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    That IS a quality bucket!
    Must be the high bid!

  13. #13
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    I used such a bucket yesterday. I was cleaning coils on a roof, and the hose bibb on the roof drips on the ceiling below when it's open. I hang a bucket with a hose under it to run the drip water into a five gallon water bottle. Looks cheesy, but it works. I've also used similar rigs to deal with leaky plumbing over night. Never as a permanent fix.
    Carpe Carp~ Seize the carp

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