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This is where you can post pictures of extremely poor workmanship, whether it is done by a dodgy tradesman or by an incompetent DIY'er. Instructions on how to post pictures can be found in here.

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 Post subject: nice surprise in garage ceiling
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 pm 
well yesterday when i pulled the plasterboard down insulate the garage ceiling i found this hidden away under the plasterboard
i could never work out why there was no power to the light fitted at the back of the garage, now waiting on a junction box to fix this mess

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 Post subject: Shower waste under screen???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:38 pm 
For a complete refurbishment of bathroom, plumber put shower waste directly under screen. Is this acceptable?

He also put in a smaller shower tray than he quoted for - can I ask him to re-fit as per agreed quote?

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 Post subject: Garage Conversion
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:45 pm 
Our house came with a Tandum garage, and the back half had been converted into a kids playroom. Previous owners sold it as part-ex to Bovis, and we bought it off Bovis. Had a delay in getting in because there was no certificate or sign off for this conversion, so Bovis had to sort one.

Fast forward 4 years, and I've decided to turn it into an office. Now, we've already refurbished the entire house ...

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 Post subject: Under the floor ....
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:01 pm 
Lifted boards to track down the reason for the noisy CH pipes.

Seems like someone decide to fill in the gaps with foam and prop up any missing supporting batons, or whatever the logic behind it was?

A line was cut in the boards to allow a phone line to be put inserted, :scratch:

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 Post subject: Absolute must see TV.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:02 am 
Todays "Homes under the Hammer"

The very last "finished" job they visit is something else.

Sent from my SM-G850F using Tapatalk

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 Post subject: Restricted shower flow
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:07 am 
For years guests at a B&B complained that the shower was not that great
eventually removing the plaster board was the last thing to check :wtf:

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 Post subject: Nice wiring!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:36 pm 
A friend of mine asked me to have a look at the outside lights and socket in his garden, that run from his brick built shed. He's recently bought the house. This was the mess inside the junction box, although I had removed a couple of choc blocks already.

Whoever installed it use random combinations of the colours. The red cable on the bottom right is the (isolated) line from the house, light blue is ...

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 Post subject: Why have the switch?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:22 pm 
We have a few of these around the place at work, all marked 'do not turn off' in marker pen. The pic is of the fridge spur. Another runs the door entry system and there appears to be no key option (large glass magnetic locked door with no obvious key hole)

The fridge got switched off one day because a box had been pushed up against the switch. The box was moved away but made ...

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 Post subject: How to to wire in a new shower
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:29 am 
Hello All UHW. Newbie here. I have questions, but this forum caught my eye.

Last year I had someone in to finish the bathroom off. I'd got the bath in and most of the tiles. But I hate tiling round corners & windows & my work keeps me busy. So I decided to let someone else finish.

I wish we'd not. I wasn't that impressed with his work. But his efforts with the shower were ...

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 Post subject: Split ring
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:34 pm 
Painful. :shock:

In the process of decomissioning a woodburner and power station sized flue smashed through the wall today, only to find the lovely toerags who installed it had just chopped the ring main in half and left live unterminated cables loose in the board cavity for some other poor b*stard to not be able to find when it doesn't pass the electrical testing! NICE!! ...

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