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  1. AlexGas

    AlexGas Plumber GSR

    [video=youtube;OP30okjpCko]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP30okjpCko[/video]
     
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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  2. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

    Oh my gawd!
     
  3. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    Supperplumb????
     
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  4. Masood

    Masood Guest

    Harsh, but funny! :D

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

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    That's some pressure!
     
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  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

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

    joni os Plumber

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

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Exactly, lol
     
  9. Dotty

    Dotty Guest

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

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    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 Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

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

    Paulplumb Plumber GSR

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

    AlexGas Plumber GSR

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

    snowhead Well-Known 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.
     
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  15. jonnyswamp

    jonnyswamp Plumber GSR

    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 Active Member

    bugger that..
     
  17. johnf

    johnf Active Member

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

    mfgs Plumber GSR

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

    AlexGas Plumber GSR

    Surely the flat should have some means of water isolation in place...!?
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  20. SteveWannadoGas

    SteveWannadoGas Member

    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
  21. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR


    That's a proper school boy error.
     
  22. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    wtf why did you have to call the fire squad,
     
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  23. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    Probably to see if any of them were plumbers.
     
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  24. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    or to bring there boat, should of just called lame out
     
  25. zzzjim

    zzzjim Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if they have sturdy rubber gloves ?

    (Last time I looked was looking at hoses , and Jaws of life ! )
     
  26. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Fire brigade wtf?????
     
  27. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    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!
     
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  28. SteveWannadoGas

    SteveWannadoGas Member

    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?
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  29. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    Well with a leak a plumber??? Am I missing the point here??
     
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  30. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    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 ?
     
  31. SteveWannadoGas

    SteveWannadoGas Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  32. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    ?????????????????????
     
  33. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Bet you had a bill from the chief

    But who do you call if you have a sparking connection nasa??
     
  34. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    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
     
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  35. mfgs

    mfgs Plumber GSR

    In that situation, certainly not the fire brigade.
     
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