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Interesting Repairs Apparently Made By Doctors and Electricians Playing “Plumbers”

The Funny Plumbing Fixes We See: Electrical Tape and Casts Used to Repair Broken Hot Water Heater Pipes
The Funny Plumbing Fixes We See: Electrical Tape and Casts Used to Repair Broken Hot Water Heater Pipes

Plumbing Repairs Should be Left to the Plumbers…Just Sayin’

Our plumbing technicians come across some very interesting fixes sometimes that homeowners have done to repair a leaking pipe from a water heater.

  • One homeowner, must have been an electrician, tried to fix a leak with Electrical Tape wrapped around a pipe coming from the Water Heater, which is very HOT water.
  • Another homeowner, this time they must have been a Doctor, tried to fix his leaking hot water pipe by putting a CAST on it.

Of course, neither fix held, especially when it is HOT water, but our professional plumbing technicians were able to remove the leaky pipes and make the proper pipe repairs.

  • We also had one of our customers tell us he tried to fix a leaky pipe by wrapping it with Rubber Tubing, until he could get the plumber there.  He is a Veterinarian.

If you want it done right and not just a temporary fix, contact Treasure Valley Plumbing & Drain Services. And we promise…we won’t try to be electricians, doctors, or veterinarians.

 

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