Tuesday, April 07, 2009

March Nominees for the 2009 Contractor Awards

Jan sent these in.

Okay... I might get over the outlet in the shower. But I will not accept the toilet paper holder in the shower.

When the power company told its crew to run electricity to this house, I'm pretty sure they didn't mean to just stick all the wires through a hole in the roof!

Pretty safe, isn't it? Notice that the hot lead is at least a quarter inch from a metal oil pipe and it is almost 48 inches off the ground so the children won't touch it...

Yes, go right ahead and connect the dryer vent to the water heater flue.

What the... ?

The county inspector had just signed off on it. Said it was "all he could do since it was a remodel."

If you can't bend metal conduit, just use a few extra junction boxes!

When you do not have an outlet box, use a Nike box. Just do it!

You know you're a redneck HVAC tech when you use a chew can for a junction box.

Main load, acetone, grits, and tool storage panel.

"Screw that I-beam! That's the framer's problem."

Instead of flashing the penetrations, MacGyver installed buckets with pipes under the drips.

The listing read: "...shower and ceiling fan in master bath...." Eh, where does the wire go and how much glue did he use to stick that thing there?

The ad listed the house with a "whole house attic fan". Professionally installed no doubt.

"If you can vent one bathroom exhaust then three should work just as well!"

"Why should I pay an electrician to do it?"

"Yeah, it said to use 4 1/2" bolts. But these nails out of my nail gun ought to do."

"Flashing!? We don't need no stinking flashing!"

"Look: I had 18" of pipe and this bag of couplers."

I think this goes to a ceiling fan mounted on the ceiling of a bathroom on the other side of this wall. Maybe.

Supply air, meet return air.

Related: 2008 Contractor Awards.

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