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Discuss Major Flood In Apartment...DOH! in the General Off-Topic Chat area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.
Oh my gawd!
Harsh, but funny!
I hope he had good liability insurance...
That's some pressure!
It started off funny , but by the end I can only praise the plumber for not decking the [email protected] videoing it
Almost 14 minutes, why wasn't the person filming trying to help.
I suppose it goes to prove that there are the occasions that push fit fittings have their uses..
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"?
Already thinking about their "fame" on youtube?
That's savage. I'd love to hear the plumbers side of the story.
The moral is that it's good to know where working stop cock is.
"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.
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
No problems with pressure and flow there then! Wonder if he got paid!
That is some serious pressure. Hope his insurance was good.
Surely the flat should have some means of water isolation in place...!?
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!
That's a proper school boy error.
wtf why did you have to call the fire squad,
Probably to see if any of them were plumbers.
or to bring there boat, should of just called lame out
I'm wondering if they have sturdy rubber gloves ?
(Last time I looked was looking at hoses , and Jaws of life ! )
Fire brigade wtf?????
Having read a number of your posts I have come to the conclusion that SteveWannadoPlumbing would be more appropriate for you and if that earns me a suspension then so be it!
who would you call in an emergency, when a job suddenly goes pear-shaped? When the stopcock head that you (I) thought was down to low pressure, turned out to be fully live and you had water spurting out and you realised you couldn`t get the head back on?
Well with a leak a plumber??? Am I missing the point here??
My self or if snapped other side of water board them, get stuck in and it's your own fault
Does that mean I can call them if I need some free extra labour on a job ?
it worked for me.
I know it sounds mad but i considered it an emergency and i needed to sort it in double quick time, as my hands were getting number and colder by the minute.
Bet you had a bill from the chief
But who do you call if you have a sparking connection nasa??
Take this either way you want
Leave the plumbing and gas fitting to the pros and re train as a painter and decorator / push the boat out plastering
In that situation, certainly not the fire brigade.
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