I have lived in my home for going onto 22 years now, and I discovered something new about it the other day
When my old heating system was changed a few years back the boiler was moved from outside to the airing cupboard upstairs. Since the job was done on the cheap and the plumber was a bit lazy this meant that I have a couple of pipes that go outside and then back into the house. So yes I'm probably responsible for global warming, I certainly spend enough on it. It has been one of my 'To Do List' jobs for ages to cut these pipes out of the system, problem is there are two sets of pipes and I don't know which to joing to which as they disappear under the floorboards and through walls etc. So I'm on my knees the other day trying to see under the bath through a little panel thats been removed, couldn't see so I thought I would take a photo and see if that helps. I missed the pipes with the first shot, but look what I found
Yes that is a big hole in my wall, I have discovered that my bathroom has efectivley no insulation to keep the heat in, just a stupid porus hole, and its not even sealed around that pipe. Looks like I have another job for my to do list.
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2012 19:46:47 GMT -5 by campbeji
look around the hole for a signature of the offending plumber.
i had something similar done in our place, and the culprit was so proud of his work and having got away scott free with leaving a huge hole unnoticed in the wall behind our bath that he signed his work. perhaps your plumber did likewise?
as with every trade, there are many real professionals who do great quality work, but these good folk are unfortunately tarred with the same brush as the small number of rogues who take every shortcut they can get away with. i have a theory that there are a small number of these hardened cowboy plumbers who brag to one another about the bodges they get away with, and they proudly sign their work in places that only another plumber would be ever be expected to see.
OVer the years I have had dealings with perhaps 5 different plumbers, and I don't think any of them would be able to do a better job than a ham fisted diyer, especially the numpty that installed my oil fired heating years ago and nearly electrocuted me. The only 'plumber' that I have ever used that seemed to know what he was doing was the heating engineer that did the last service on our Gas heating.
As trades go I'm sure there are good ones, but I have never met one that does the general type of plumbing