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oops drilled straight through a hotwater pipe *PIC*

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by lemon_1, 25 Dec 2017.

  1. lemon_1

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    was putting up a shelf. thought it was odd the drill bit kept trying to go off at an angle. water burst right into my face and all over the kitchen. did it on xmas eve. luckily wife and kids are abroad. IMG_20171223_151956.jpg
     
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  3. Notch7

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    Oops! Still at least all the shops will be open to get parts :)
     
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  4. Benmar

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    How to literally get yourself in hot water, hope it's all sorted now.
     
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  5. Seafarer1966

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    My heart goes out to you. Years ago I was rather inebriated and decided to fix that pesky, creaky floorboard on the landing that had been annoying me for months. Drilling and screwing like a madman feeling very pleased with myself until I went through a water pipe. Water cascading through the ceiling below.
     
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    Good shot! (And I've done it too...)
     
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    the screw is always missing for a good reason...:whistle:
     
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    Don't get it... Please explain the joke.
     
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    not really a joke - the screw is missing because the person who had the boards up last was installing water pipes under there, and the screw used to go in where the pipe has been installed, hence they didn't screw through their own pipe. That would be the good reason, but if it leaves a creaky or wobbly board, enthusiastic DIYer comes along 10 years later and doesn't consider why there's one screw missing and boshes straight through the pipe with their new electric screwdriver.
     
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  11. mattylad

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    I usually take a big marker and scribble on the boards when I find pipes, wires etc underneath.
     
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    Was doing a job for a guy a lot of years ago. Said he was going to be installing sliding wardrobes at the weekend so I marked all pipe locations on the floorboards. Got a call Saturday afternoon, saying that he'd manage to drill through a pipe. You can't help some people.
     
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