We all love saving money by going the DIY route with most household maintenance tasks. However, more often than not, it ends in disaster. The plumbing task isn’t any different. You can try to repair the water heating, unclog the toilet or do some retiling on your own but in many cases you’d be left wondering why you didn’t call the plumber in the first instance! Imagine the makeshift toilet pipe bursting into the living room after a flush. Yeah, good luck with cleaning the mess!
Here is a look at some of the craziest (some are very funny too) plumbing jobs we have ever seen.
The Crazy Water Heater
This funny plumber swung into action after his wife complained about the hot water not working in the house. Instead of spending some money on finding the root cause of the problem, he simply engineered one of the funniest hot water solutions you’ll ever see. He got a heating kettle and a water bottle tipped at the right angle then forced the cold water pipe through the bottle into the boiling kettle. Of course the result is “hot water” but this is very impractical in the long run. Firstly, you’ll have to wait for the water to heat up if you don’t want to leave the tap and electric heater running. If you decide to allow it run, you will waste water, electricity and perhaps burn down the entire house. Again, how many seconds will it take for the hot water to run out? You definitely can’t get a good bath with this solution. You can’t even wash your hands properly! Also, there is always the chance of having the water burn your skin as you can’t regulate the kettle!
BP Oil Spill
This isn’t a DIY horror story but it is crazily horrifying still. This oil spill happened in April 2010 pouring toxic oil into the oceans and killing millions of sea creatures. Many people doing ocean related jobs lost their positions as well. The spill happened when cement casing around a drill was ignored even after warnings from crew members. The inevitable happened, killing 11 people. The effect on the ecosystem has cleared up to an extent in the last few years but the destruction means it is one of the world’s worst plumbing disasters till date.
We can’t make out what is going on here but one thing we definitely know is that this doesn’t look right. You can be sure it wasn’t done by any plumber worth his salt. Cannon Services and other good plumbing businesses would definitely find this ridiculous
Rubber band solution
While growing up, the rubber band was the solution to fixing any broken thing around the house. From broken toy parts to broken cutlery, the first port of call is often the rubber band. Now while there is nothing wrong with an 8 year old believing a rubber band will solve his problems, a full grown man doing the same needs a smack in the head. The owner of the bathroom in the picture keeps adding a new rubber band to the mix each time the old one snaps. How long till he exhausts a full pack of rubber bands? It is also a great way to give himself away as a loner. No Grade A lady-killer will have the knob on his sink looking like that!