Fixing the plumbing equipment

When my husband and I decided to tip out the master bathroom, we should have  taken more time to find a dependable and knowledgeable plumber to handle the job.  Instead, we took the recommendation of my little brother and  hired a plumber who we ended up hating.  We wanted the plumber to replace the pipes, drains, and install a new  tub and the surround.  My husband and I figured we could complete all of the finish work ourselves.  The main reason we were gutting the master bathroom was because the tub, sink and toilet were consistently clogged.  We suspected that there was a bend in pipes impeding drainage.  We asked the plumber to fix the issue by installing a straight connecting pipe between the tub and toilet to facilitate superior flow of wastewater.  The plumber constantly asked us about drywalling, laying down the floor, and possibly painting.  We frequently reminded him that we planned to handle that part of the project.  One day my husband  and I were out of the house for quite a few hours, so our plumber completed the installation of the pipes and began installing the floor.  We caught him in the middle of it, and realized that he’d once again put in a drainage system with a sharp bend in it.  Since that was exactly what we didn’t want, we made him tear it all back out and start over again. When the project was complete, we were excited for the plumber to leave and never come back.  He did not design the pipes how we wanted.  He did not install the tub or toilet properly, and because of it, they both leaked.  He also laid the floor and put up the drywall, even though we specifically told him not to.  Since my husband and I were convinced that he did this to hide his mistakes, we took everything back out and started  the whole project over again.  

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