20 Plumbing Masterpieces That Should’ve Been Flushed Straight Down The John

We’re no master plumbers, but it doesn’t take Mario to spot the mistakes in these pictures. Yes, these travesties of piping and plumbing totally belong down the drain, where nobody will ever have to look at them again. From missing sinks to faucets that spray directly on to power sockets, how these ever made it beyond the planning stage is a real mystery.

How hard can it really be to replace a faucet handle? Well, too hard for this plumber, apparently. Indeed, they’ve opted instead for a strange assembly of rubber bands. We have to say that it really doesn’t gel with the rest of the room’s aesthetic.

Okay, so the door looks to open inward, which means it’s not totally impossible to get into this house – just horribly impractical. Really, who on Earth thought it would be a good idea to leave the pipe like this? Surely it wouldn’t have taken much to route it underneath the door?

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We don’t even know where to begin with this one. After all, while the most obvious flaw is the paper plate “warning” that could seemingly blow away at any minute, it’s not nearly as egregious as the power sockets that apparently plug directly into the pipe full of hot water.

We’re struggling to figure out what happened here. Did the urinal overflow and reject a week’s worth of takings? Or was the bag there already, and people have simply been relieving themselves directly into it? Either way, it’s hardly a masterpiece of plumbing.

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How does something like this even happen? Was someone installing a wall and, rather than remove the obstructing toilet, they just built around it? That’s the only explanation we can think of. And really, there’s nothing they can do about it now: it’s a load-bearing toilet.

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Once upon a time, an incompetent plumber accidentally installed a faucet high atop a wall. And lo, the concept of a shower was born. Okay, so that’s probably not how it went down, but how else do you account for this disaster?

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We’re not sure where this all-too-communal restroom is, but it’s safe to say it’s not somewhere that privacy is important. Either that, or it’s just someone who’s so used to blocking their toilet that they’ve installed backups, just in case.

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Sure, this seems legit. As long as anyone trying to use this toilet doesn’t mind bending their spine completely out of shape to do so, of course. But when you’re desperate… yeah, we’re going to chalk this one up to a complete failure on the plumber’s part.

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A faucet without a sink is like a blender without a lid. Sure, you can turn it on, but it’s going to make a huge mess. So, this is definitely one of those plumbing “masterpieces” that deserves to be flushed away. Because, really, how do you forget to install a sink?

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As makeshift toilets go, this is pretty inspired. Until, that is, you realize how quickly it could become clogged up. And somehow, we doubt there’s much running water here. Indeed, it’s more like a funnel to guide your deposits than an actual toilet.

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Yeah, this really is even worse than forgetting a sink. After all, you wouldn’t just be making a mess – you’d also be at risk of creating a severe electrical hazard. We just hope that nobody has ever been foolish enough to turn this faucet on.

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Just imagine hiring a plumber to fit your new bathroom and then arriving home to find this. Somehow, we doubt that you’d be happy to just leave it as is. But that’s exactly what seems to have happened here, considering how old and decrepit this sink looks. Indeed, keeping clean must be a constant struggle.

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We’re not going to sit here and pretend that we know all there is to know about pipes and plumbing. Still, we’ve been in enough public restrooms to know that this isn’t how urinals are supposed to work. After all, the restroom attendants must be working around the clock to empty those bottles.

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Perhaps what’s most concerning about this picture isn’t that the drinking fountain sprays directly on to the electrical sockets, but that the heavily stained wall suggests that it’s been “tested” way too many times. Though of course, it’s also pretty alarming that whoever installed it didn’t bother to calculate the water’s trajectory.

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We’re all in favor of saving space, but if there’s one place where that should be avoided, it’s at the urinals. Yes, this would definitely be a little too close for comfort, if you catch our drift. Unless it’s just meant for someone who struggles to control the direction of their stream…

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To be fair, this might just be a stroke of plumbing genius. After all, you can relieve yourself and wash your hands all in one place, and the soapy water from the sink will run down and clean the urinal. Of course, that does mean that every single urinal will need a sink, so maybe it isn’t very practical.

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Just imagine a plumber installing this and thinking, “Yep, great, that’ll do, no problems here!” We know, you can’t do it – the thought is just too ridiculous. Alas, it seemingly happens, or did here, because there’s photographic evidence. Yeah, this plumber might need to rethink their career choice…

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We’re not saying that we’d be banging our head against the wall at this plumbing job, but we don’t think we’d have much choice. Sure, the builder might be partly to blame for making the bathroom so small, but then why did the plumber just go ahead and install the toilet anyway?

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To play devil’s advocate for a second, perhaps this plumber was just concerned that everyone outdoors might get too cold? Okay, surely nobody can be that incompetent. But how else do you explain a radiator on the outside of a house? Indeed, it truly boggles the mind.

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Well, we’re just glad that they clarified which toilet was intended for whom. After all, you wouldn’t want to walk in and accidentally use the wrong one – that could be disastrous. We guess that must be the case, anyway, or why else would they have bothered? Let’s just hope that these his and hers toilets are never used simultaneously…

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