Structural inspectors aren't the only ones who can tell if you're living in a shitty home. Plumbers can do that too. Recently, a plumber who goes by the nickname Bfizzle shared just a fraction of all the weird stuff he has seen on the job (unfortunately, Verizon lost a bunch of photos when he changed phones), but it's clear that too many contractors simply don't care what they're building.

#1

Your Sewer Is Blocked

Your Sewer Is Blocked

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

That's a masterpiece! Well done, nature.

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"I'm 27 and live in the greater Seattle area. Been a plumber for 2 years and an apprentice 3 years before that," Bfizzle told Bored Panda. "I'd say one of the most common reasons I get called is because a house has cheap plumbing. For example, if you buy a $50 toilet, you're going to have issues with it in the near future."

Even a leaky faucet can become a big deal. For example, if it drips just once per second, it still can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year.

#2

Candles Left On The Toilet Tank

Candles Left On The Toilet Tank

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Why exactly are people burning candles in the toilet in the first place? For some mood lighting when you're shitting?

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"Another big thing is that home builders don't ever think ahead, I had to replace a shower valve yesterday and there was a fireplace behind it so the only way to access it was to smash the tile inside the shower," the plumber explained.

#3

In A Chinese Restaurant

In A Chinese Restaurant

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M.J.
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1 year ago

Just eeeew

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According to the professional, the easiest way to make sure your plumbing is in good condition is to make sure it's up to code. "The plumbing code exists for a reason, and just because an inspector passed off on it doesn't mean it is. Inspectors don't go in your crawl space and aren't really even tested on their code knowledge. A certified plumber will know."

#4

Reach For It

Reach For It

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Jenica Thomas
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1 year ago

Hotel logic *sigh*

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#5

I Guess It Works

I Guess It Works

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European other
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1 year ago

Just a modern addition

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#6

What Did You Eat Sir?

What Did You Eat Sir?

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Francis
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1 year ago

:-O that poor animal!

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#7

Neat Tub Shower

Neat Tub Shower

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Daria B
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1 year ago

It's like when Super Mario finds a bonus stage filled with coins. ♥

anotherboredpanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Bang your head against them. But be careful, it's hazardous without the magical hat

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LyRae Sullivan
Community Member
1 year ago

that is actually pretty amazing

Stephen Lyford
Community Member
1 year ago

Philly has an amazing cocktail bar that has the foyer floor totally tiled in pennies, and the entire bar is tiled with nickles.

Ms Phit
Community Member
1 year ago

Tucson too- ( penny floor) in the historic Hotel Congress

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Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone has some time on their hands.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

I helped friends do a backsplash in their powder room of pennies, because "penny tiles" cost about 30¢ each, but pennies cost a penny!

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

If I had a penny for every...Oh! I DO!

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Very inexpensive compared to tiles.

Lisa loves cats
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s hurting my eyes

surprised pikachu
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, if you ever need extra money, it's time to remodel the shower!

Teresa Almanzan
Community Member
11 months ago

Cannot tell what it is?

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a cousin who did the floor of one of her bedrooms with pennies, it looks really nice.

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool.

Kande Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet that cost a pretty penny!

Scott Burden
Community Member
1 year ago

Cheaper to tile with actual money than tile. Copper finish, for pennies on the dollar...

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

The Paul Smith shop has one room covered all over with copper pennies . I love it.

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

I could see myself trying to rip them off the wall, finding that I didn't have any money for a pack of smokes!

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! My OCD alert went off when I saw some overlaping

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder just how many pennies and how long to tile it?

DrGirlfriend
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate the smell of old pennies, but this looks so awesome.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

Once a month I smell like old pennies

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

- "A penny for your thoughts." - "I was thinking about how to get you to give me a penny."

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
1 year ago

Knew someone who did this to a floor when he could not sleep, must weight A LOT!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

I like it - it recalls the '70s but in a good way.

Tim Skeens
Community Member
1 year ago

Golden Shower?

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

NO

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#8

Also Found Digging

Also Found Digging

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Jon S.
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is much more interesting than a bottle!

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#9

Don't Like The Leak? Put A Cork In It

Don't Like The Leak? Put A Cork In It

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait for it... 3,2,1...

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#10

The Day After Taco Bell

The Day After Taco Bell

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

oh shit...

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#11

Homeowner Did A Remodel, Needed To Downsize The Shower

Homeowner Did A Remodel, Needed To Downsize The Shower

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Cindy Snow
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1 year ago

My shower is almost that small😟

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#12

A Repurposed Toilet

A Repurposed Toilet

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Why was plumber called?

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#13

Why Does My House Smell Like S**t?

Why Does My House Smell Like S**t?

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M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

It was leaking long before that pipe collapsed. It had to have been for the bottom of the supporting strap to rust out.

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#14

Homeowner Fixed His Own Leak

Homeowner Fixed His Own Leak

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Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Gauze. Stat!

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#15

This Is Why Your Faucets Have Low Flow

This Is Why Your Faucets Have Low Flow

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Aski Markup
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Wtf is that!?

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#16

Yet Another Handyman Special

Yet Another Handyman Special

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Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

The edges are perfect to collect funny stuff!

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#17

Big Apprentice, Small Crawl Space

Big Apprentice, Small Crawl Space

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European other
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1 year ago

He's not big

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#18

That's Not How Grounding Works

That's Not How Grounding Works

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

# panic mode ON #

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#19

Another Repurposed Toilet

Another Repurposed Toilet

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewwww

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#20

The Handyman Special

The Handyman Special

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks waterproof

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#21

Don't Flush Tampons

Don't Flush Tampons

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Jon S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I was once digging a trench when the JCB clipped a sewage pipe. What flowed out can only be described as a tidal wave of tampons. They had all been bunging up this one pipe section for what must have been years. I did not finish digging that particular hole.

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#22

How Not To Stop A Leak

How Not To Stop A Leak

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Kathleen Cochran
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok? What is that?

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#23

No Words

No Words

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Ahahahaha! I like the quote, though. If you have poop related health problems especially.

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#24

This Is Why Your Kitchen Drain Backs Up

This Is Why Your Kitchen Drain Backs Up

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kate h
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Prevention tips: 1. Don't use a garbage disposal. They don't work well and people put stupid things in them. Especially vegetable peelings and grease. Wipe your plates/pots/pans out into the garbage. 2. Clean your kitchen drain/pipes with baking soda/vinegar once a month. Instructions can be found on the web. 3. After cleaning with baking soda/vinegar, dump boiling water down the drain, then tap water for a few minutes. Next, dilute half a cup of bleach into a gallon of tap water and dump that down. Your sink will not back up again. Source: 12 years using this method.

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#25

An Old Water Heater

An Old Water Heater

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
1 year ago

just need bit of paint...

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#26

That's Not How Venting Works

That's Not How Venting Works

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Sonja
Community Member
1 year ago

Curly

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#27

Hose Bib Leaking? Slap Another Valve On!

Hose Bib Leaking? Slap Another Valve On!

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

I’ll allow it

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#28

How Not To Stop A Leak

How Not To Stop A Leak

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M Dream
Community Member
1 year ago

you have to do sth until plumber comes!

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#29

Found Underground

Found Underground

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Uh... I only see a bottle. Someone care to explain?

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#30

That's One Way To Replace A Water Heater

That's One Way To Replace A Water Heater

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Rench
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't blame him for leaving it. Those things are really heavy when they're filled with sediment.

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