Last year my fiancé and I started our first home improvement project together, aptly, a shower. We installed a new control valve along with new tile. Although my fiancé was still grouting the tile, I decided it was safe to turn on the main water supply valve because we'd finished the plumbing. A second later, a scream echoed through the house. I ran to the bathroom and saw that the shower was blasting on my fiancé. We'd left the valve in the open position and she couldn't turn it off because we hadn't installed the handles. Anyway, a year after this first shower, we're happily married!
My brother-in-law and I decided to help his father remodel his bathroom. Being pretty handy, we thought it would be a snap. When it came time to set the tub, we hooked up the water supply and the PVC waste lines, then took a break for dinner to let the glue dry. When we finished eating, we turned on the water to try it out. After a few seconds, my brother-in-law said he could hear water dripping. Then it turned into a gusher. After investigating the problem, we found we'd used rubber cement instead of PVC glue. The containers were similar and were right next to each other on the shelf. After a couple of hours of redoing our mistake, we were ready for a hot shower!
Shower in a Tub
My handy husband was tearing out our old fiberglass tub/shower combination to remodel our bathroom. He proudly brought out his trusty reciprocating saw and went to work.
All of a sudden, the steady buzz of the blade cutting through fiberglass was replaced by his favorite naughty word, followed by a cry for help. He'd sawed straight through a water pipe and water was spraying everywhere.
Our remodeled bathroom is extra deluxe now that it has some brand new pipes.