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Old 20th April 2015, 02:31 PM
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Small price to pay and it wouldn't leak for at least 2-3 days
Guess that explains why water pipe on back of toilet And drain pipe on kitchenette sink in the addition "guest room" we did to mom's house Both leaked first week I got back from A'stan.

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Guess that explains why water pipe on back of toilet And drain pipe on kitchenette sink in the addition "guest room" we did to mom's house Both leaked first week I got back from A'stan.
Hmmm that makes several of us having issues...is there a plumber conspiracy against foreigners afoot? Lol

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Small price to pay and it wouldn't leak for at least 2-3 days
That's okay, I've managed to duplicate the plumbing methods used by the locals here, and I now know their secret technique for joining two fitting together without a leak. All you have to do is put as much teflon tape as a crazy person would use, and then add 50% more to be on the safe side. No more need for Dong-Dong to hand around my house all day, eye balling my stuff.
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Hmmm that makes several of us having issues...is there a plumber conspiracy against foreigners afoot? Lol
Mediocre level (still able to impress or get the job done but leaks are many) these plumbers usually are in high demand because their rates are lower but they rush the job, take shortcuts.

I've been doing my own plumbing it ends up better than there's, hard to do or back breaking jobs I'll hire the lower paid workers but when it comes to installation I'd pay the full price and get it done right the first time, trouble is if you tell the plumber your on some sort of budget, get ready to have him come over several times before you have it done right, (Keep everything outside the building) change all your pipes into high quality steel, steel shut off valves, steel tanks, high quality electric pump (been there done that), plastic PVC pipe, fittings and steel mixed don't work so well, many lessons learned, it's water for flushing, washing dishes, showers, we use it for cooking, ice also.
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. I've been doing my own plumbing it ends up better than there's, hard to do or back breaking jobs I'll hire the lower paid workers but when it comes to installation I'd pay the full price and get it done right the first time,
A while back we paid someone to change the p-trap underneath the kitchen sink. It's an easy enough job, but I didn't feel like getting my back tied in knots. About a week later my wife looks under the sink, and notices a leak. Upon closer inspection I found that our "plumber" didn't install the new slip joint washers that came with the p-trap, and instead he just smeared some sort of RTV around the outside of the joints. Well, I went down to the store to buy slip joint washers, but they don't sell them separately here, so I had to buy an entirely new p-trap just to get two washers. Lesson learned. These days I only hire someone if it involves going up on a ladder. Everything else I try to do on my own.
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A while back we paid someone to change the p-trap underneath the kitchen sink. It's an easy enough job, but I didn't feel like getting my back tied in knots. About a week later my wife looks under the sink, and notices a leak. Upon closer inspection I found that our "plumber" didn't install the new slip joint washers that came with the p-trap, and instead he just smeared some sort of RTV around the outside of the joints. Well, I went down to the store to buy slip joint washers, but they don't sell them separately here, so I had to buy an entirely new p-trap just to get two washers. Lesson learned. These days I only hire someone if it involves going up on a ladder. Everything else I try to do on my own.
I need to fabricate my own seals, rubber washers, sometimes washers in order to get the job done, these are things I've learned from workers and neighbors. I keep all parts found on the ground also, eventually they wind back up on the equipment they fell off of, so I have a container for parts, this really comes in handy.
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