Rate my plumbers work

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Movieman334, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member


    I had a new kitchen installed and I let the builder do the plumbing for the kitchen sink.

    Note the new kitchen sink was deeper than the old one so we couldn't use the existing plumbing work.

    Here are before and afters . Would be keen to hear anyone's thoughts on the plumbers work. Thanks
  2. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member

    Here are before pictures

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  3. Paulie1412

    Paulie1412 Active Member

    Ignoring the plumbing, did he use a shotgun on the back of the cabinet?
    It doesn’t look like he’s capped off the old waste outlet so you may have a problem with smell
  4. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Rate my plumbers work,sorry its not possible as its not work by a plumber.
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  5. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Just by the way he's hacked the back out of the cabinet speaks volumes....very rough and lazy.

    I would never do that as I have my pipework planned and first fixed as I'm fitting the cabinet. Just holesaw where appropriate and the pipes come through the back neatly and once I've finished, even use plastic pipe collars around them. Finish by running a bead of silicon around the cabinet corners.

    If there is plumbing that can't be moved, then I'll either take the back out of the cabinet or part of it and then try and create a false back/panel from inside.
  6. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member

    These are the after pictures. Which I'm glad to say don't leak

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  7. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member

    Just to clarify the before pictures are the plumbing work of the Builder and the after pictures of plumbing work by a plumber
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Doing away with all those nasty grey pipes and just leaving the nice orange bucket would be an improvement! :oops:
  9. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member

    I agree the befire pictures do paint a horror story . You can imagine my face when I came home and saw the work . (Before )

    Then I hired a plumber to rectify the job . What do you guys think of the plumbers work (2nd set of pictures)
  10. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    New photos,the finished product.

    Considering the location of the existing pipes and that unusual trap arrangement,its passable as long as there are no water leaks.

    At the end of the day it could all be neater but you asked for a kitchen to be fitted You did not ask for all the plumbing to be moved and then the kitchen fitted.

    As mentioned by CGN a screwed false panel (18mm white melamine board) could be fitted infront of the plumbing,so the majority of the plumbing is out of sight.

    The outside work is quiet neat.
  11. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Why on the outlet waste didn't he just connect to the original boss, looks to have enough fall for the distance, would have been better than a grey boss on a black pipe. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
  12. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Waste looks fine, condensate pipe connected. Bit of a mess where pipes go through brickwork...was that him?

    Hot and cold, whilst not particularly pretty, look OK.
  13. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member

    Thanks for all your thoughts, the back of the sink was worse than what it currently was. The plumber straightened it up the builder and literally cut some random shape.
  14. Movieman334

    Movieman334 Member

    Thanks for your reply may I ask what you mean by unusual. I'm totally new to plumbing so have no idea what is normal and not normal....
  15. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Unusual waste bowl trap connections,these are supplied with the sink as a kit and supplied world wide.

    Personally i bin them and use a low profile waste arrangement (cost £9) But your installer has fitted it as good as possible.

    Enjoy your new kitchen :)

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