Kriegsspiel wrote: ↑Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:15 pm
I've been doing my own plumbing in my house. So far I've replaced the handle/flapper assembly in my toilet (easy), and took apart, cleaned, and reassembled the piping under the sink (took several tries to put it back together without it leaking). I also fixed my brothers sink by cutting off the top of his metal pipe and attaching a pex to it with a sharkbite (easy) before doing either of my own stuff.
Back in the 80s or 90s I hired a friend (who was in the carpentry / home improvement business) to put in a new kitchen counter top and sink. He did the plumbing for the sinking, pointing out how much money he'd saved me by having him do it rather than hiring a plumber to do it.
It always leaked after that. Some time later (years?) I had a plumber in the house for a real plumbing job and I pointed out that leaking problem. The plumber informed me that my friend had installed the pipes backwards.
I do little skilled work at my house. I prefer to let the professional do it the right way.