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Offline spud

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Should I report this plumber to board?
« on: August 28, 2015, 08:36:02 AM »
I've just been to a house to do a new bathroom installation. There's a new hot water cylinder installed 9 months ago. Plumbers used a flexi connector at top of cylinder which goes downhill to vent. New cylinder must have been taller than old one. So effectively the vent is running downhill by about 300mm.
This made me investigate more.
Plumber had reconnected wetback to cylinder and then found there wasn't much pressure so he gone up on roof and installed a pressure relief valve!
I could not believe it.

Should I report this?
I've told owner not to light fire......

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 08:42:38 AM »
I say report it.  As you have described it it is more than just a mistake. 

Its time for our industry to help police these issues and stop being nice to the guys doing this type of work. They are costing us money and reputation.

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 03:59:36 PM »
hi guys, `Plumbers` you say dose not sound like trained men to me, that is an accident waiting to happen, cheers

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 07:51:42 PM »
Yes Spud, i think you should, its wrong, you know it and you have made the customer aware too.
its never going to be nice but you have to do the right thing or you wont be able to sleep at night.
Thats my thoughts ::)
I believe in doing a job once and right. !

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2015, 02:58:32 PM »
yes - i agree this needs to be reported, not only is it simply just wrong but is an extremely dangerous life threatening situation!

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 08:48:13 PM »
Yes definitely, this is not just a few clips missing, or even under pipe sizing, but a serious life threatening situation.  Plumbers are responsible "for the health of the nation" and here is a real example of that.  It's not dobbing, it's about who ever did this work never doing something like this again.  I assume you know the plumber, or at least who he/she is?  The owner can also make the complaint if you prefer, but I agree with Watchdog - we need to stand up and be willing to stamp out bad workmanship which causes risks to life and limb.  This person clearly does not understand the implications of what they have done.   Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 06:14:08 PM »
I think you should report this plumber. That was a intentionally made mistake.

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 08:14:57 PM »
I would suggest not to call this person a Plumber as they are clearly not.
 And as for reporting to the plumbing police I would have no hesitation knowing full well that i have done the right thing, remember you do have a professional responsibility to protect the health and safety of the public.
 if you feel that you are dobbing them in i would just draw attention to the job and let others decide the course of action.
 
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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 10:05:14 AM »
hi guys, ( i would just draw attention to the job and let others decide the course of action) that's what lawyers are paid big bucks for, present the evidence and let the judge make the decision... nice work if you can get it,cheers 
 

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 07:02:58 PM »
Hi robbo
We are allegedly leading health professionals after all, perhaps we should be paid the same! nice pay if you can get it eh.
And as a side note are surgeons responsible for the materials they use to be fit for purpose?

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Re: Should I report this plumber to board?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 09:43:04 PM »
Hello Doctor, my hip hurts, I got a cheap titanium ball joint...... if I cover your labour can you fit it for me.......

Yeah no worry......
You can't choose who you are.....but you are the sum of your choices.......


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