Major Flood In Apartment...DOH!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by AlexGas, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. AlexGas

    AlexGas Plumbers Arms member

    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  2. croppie

    croppie Forum Thug

    Oh my gawd!
  3. Riley

    Riley Plumbers Arms member

  4. Masood

    Masood UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    Harsh, but funny! :D

    I hope he had good liability insurance...
  5. Chalked

    Chalked Plumbers Arms member

    That's some pressure!
  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Plumbers Arms member

    It started off funny , but by the end I can only praise the plumber for not decking the [email protected] videoing it
  7. joni os

    joni os Plumbers Arms member

    Almost 14 minutes, why wasn't the person filming trying to help.
  8. townfanjon

    townfanjon Plumbers Arms member

    Exactly, lol
  9. croppie

    croppie Forum Thug

    I suppose it goes to prove that there are the occasions that push fit fittings have their uses....
  10. rpm

    rpm Plumbers Arms member

    Thought I saw a box with 2 taps in it, was it a simple 5 minute change the taps job but then the hole in the wall was what 4"?
  11. rpm

    rpm Plumbers Arms member

    Already thinking about their "fame" on youtube?
  12. Paulplumb

    Paulplumb Plumbers Arms member

    That's savage. I'd love to hear the plumbers side of the story.
  13. AlexGas

    AlexGas Plumbers Arms member

    The moral is that it's good to know where working stop cock is.
  14. snowhead

    snowhead Active Member

    "Came off in me hand Guv."

    Could have been worse,, Hot water.

    From the evidence it looked like a tap change then when he turned the water back on the stop tap head unscrewed , 15secs in he emerges with what looks like a valve head.

    He Should have opened the tap to relieve some of the pressure.
  15. jonnyswamp

    jonnyswamp Plumbers Arms member

    Apparently the plumber didn't want to pay $150 to turn the water off (somewhere in the states)
    I did feel sorry for him when I saw it earlier, but if the above is true, what a muppet
  16. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber New Member

    bugger that..
  17. johnf

    johnf New Member

    No problems with pressure and flow there then! Wonder if he got paid!
  18. mfgs

    mfgs Plumbers Arms member

    That is some serious pressure. Hope his insurance was good.
  19. AlexGas

    AlexGas Plumbers Arms member

    Surely the flat should have some means of water isolation in place...!?
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  20. Ive actually done that myself. Some years ago now. The woman told me she had turned the water off outside but she hadnt or she`d got the wrong stoptap. Then the sink taps were the wrong way round, so I thought the mains was down to low pressure, when actually what I was getting through was the hot water that was now running cold. I was trying to change the head on the stopcock in that exact same location and ended up on my side lying in freezing cold water. Fortunately I had the wit to tell the customer to call the fire brigade, who got the stopcock head back on for me. The thing is, the longer you are trying to get the head back in, the colder your hands are getting and soon they are really cold!
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017

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