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30 Weird Things This Guy Found Over The 2 Years He Was Working As A Plumber

Published 4 weeks ago

Being a plumber is a dirty job – but someone’s got to do it. On many occasions, plumbers not only have to deal with clogged toilets and dirty pipes in small crawlspaces but also encounter previous “fixes” by self-proclaimed handymen that can quickly turn an easy fix into an expensive repair. One Imgur user, Bfizzle, has been working as a plumber for two years and has recently shared his collection of all the weird and funny things he encountered on the job that would make any homeowner cringe.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the 27-year-old man said that one of the most common reasons he gets called is because a house has cheap plumbing. “For example, if you buy a $50 toilet, you’re going to have issues with it in the near future,” says Bfizzle.

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#1 Your Sewer Is Blocked

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#2 Candles Left On The Toilet Tank

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“Another big thing is that home builders don’t ever think ahead, I had to replace a shower valve yesterday and there was a fireplace behind it so the only way to access it was to smash the tile inside the shower,” explained the plumber.

#3 In A Chinese Restaurant

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#4 Reach For It

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“The plumbing code exists for a reason, and just because an inspector passed off on it doesn’t mean it is [up to code],” says Bfizzle. “Inspectors don’t go in your crawl space and aren’t really even tested on their code knowledge. A certified plumber will know.”

Check out all of the bizarre things this plumber encountered at work – we’re sure they’ll make you appreciate this profession even more!

#5 I Guess It Works

Image source: Bfizzle

#6 Neat Tub Shower

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#7 What Did You Eat Sir?

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#8 Don’t Like The Leak? Put A Cork In It

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#9 A Repurposed Toilet

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#10 Also Found Digging

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#11 Homeowner Did A Remodel, Needed To Downsize The Shower

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#12 The Day After Taco Bell

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#13 Homeowner Fixed His Own Leak

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#14 This Is Why Your Faucets Have Low Flow

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#15 Why Does My House Smell Like S**t?

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#16 That’s Not How Grounding Works

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#17 Another Repurposed Toilet

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#18 Big Apprentice, Small Crawl Space

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#19 Yet Another Handyman Special

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#20 How Not To Stop A Leak

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#21 The Handyman Special

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#22 This Is Why Your Kitchen Drain Backs Up

Image source: Bfizzle

#23 Don’t Flush Tampons

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#24 No Words

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#25 An Old Water Heater

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#26 That’s Not How Venting Works

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#27 How Not To Stop A Leak

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#28 Hose Bib Leaking? Slap Another Valve On!

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#29 Found Underground

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#30 That’s One Way To Replace A Water Heater

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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