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Please post any DIY/ tradesmen disaster stories in this forum. I will eventually make a DIY disaster area on the site where some of the best stories will be featured. Please send any pictures to

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Hi.
I've already posted this on the building forum, but would be happy to get it shifted ,and get some more comments.
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Many years ago i had my head under a floor where it touched a junction box with no cover on, it gave me a shock so i lifted my head very quickly which then resulted in me hitting the floor above,which then resulted in me putting my head down quickly, yes back onto the JB then back again to the floor come out thinking :wtf:


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Many years ago i had my head under a floor where it touched a junction box with no cover on, it gave me a shock so i lifted my head very quickly which then resulted in me hitting the floor above,which then resulted in me putting my head down quickly, yes back onto the JB then back again to the floor come out thinking :wtf:


That explains a lot


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simpleplumb wrote:
Many years ago i had my head under a floor where it touched a junction box with no cover on, it gave me a shock so i lifted my head very quickly which then resulted in me hitting the floor above,which then resulted in me putting my head down quickly, yes back onto the JB then back again to the floor come out thinking :wtf:



:laughing3: :laughing3: I am visualizing this right now

bet it hurt at the time :cb

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Working in a council block, a friend who owned it said," Just going to cut back these old pipes here left from then it was converted to a combi and the hot water tank was taken out. I asked the fitter to do it but they didn't want to."

22mm pipe slice in hand, he started cutting.

"Are you sure they're dead?" I asked.

Suddenly there was a gushing sound and he was soaked. Water was pouring out so fast that the bucket filled up in ten seconds. We had to keep filling plastering trugs and keeping them under it.

"is there a shut off?" I asked, handing him another empty trug and taking away the full one.

I think I just cut it off, " he said.

There was no shut off to the tank which serviced eleven flats that we could access. During our discussion, we had to keep removing the trugs every 30 seconds or so. Luckily I had a 22mm pushfit coupling and a 22mm isolator with me so I coupled them together and pushed them on (just) before turning the isolator off. An inch of water on the floor the whole day wasted and alot of sodden MDF joinery to replace.


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.....and a lot of sodden MDF joinery to replace.

Nice to know that someone out there is generating work for us poor chippies! :thumbright:

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To be fair you should all probably be called dusties nowadays :lol:

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Went to a customers house a few months back, he had put up 2 center lights which kept popping the lighting circit MCB. went to the first light and this is what I discovered ::b


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Oh the stories I could tell

A couple of months ago got called to a bathroom at work a couple of loose tiles I got told found a grab railed had been pulled off the wall the tiles had been put up on wood chip wall paper which was put on on hardboard!!!

The hardboard had over the years rotted what started out a simple job ended up 3 days work

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Diy Disasters here please.

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