Plumber Drilled Holes Through My Dishwasher - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
Rewards Points: 27
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Had a new kitchen installed about 1.5yrs ago. Sometime probably a year ago I found a pipe leak (old copper pipes) and decided to have the whole house re-plumbed since we had a home warranty and were about to put down laminate flooring. They used Pex and ran new lines through the attic. Since the kitchen sink is against a concrete exterior wall, they ran lines through the side of the cabinet.

Fast fwd a year or so later, and my wife notices there's mildew in the cabinet next to the D/W and obviously something's been leaking. I just pulled out the washer and found 2 holes right through the plastic basin of the D/W.

****ty plumbers drilled right through it. Anyone know the best way to patch the holes? I'm thinking some sort of epoxy or something but not really sure.

PS looks like they came around Oct 2010, which means I'm probably out of warranty. But I'm going to contact the home warranty and see what they say
Attached Thumbnails
Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher-cab1.jpg   Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher-cab2.jpg  

Advertisement

AngeloUCF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
Experienced
 
Jackofall1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


I have read alot of stupid things by stupid people but I think this one about takes the cake. If nothing else you should nominate this guy for a Darwin award.

You might be careful with epoxy as it may melt the plastic, make sure you get the epoxy especially for plastic and see if you can get a piece of similar plastic and completely cover the holes.

Mark

Advertisement

__________________
When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
Rewards Points: 27
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind if I have to make repairs. I just got off the phone with Old Republic warranty and left a message for a damage claim. Looks like there might be something they can help with. Would be great if I could replace the D/W.

I do not want these guys to fix anything themselves as I was pretty unhappy with the service. See my review below that I found online:

Quote:
I used them for a replumbing of the entire house. They did satisfactory plumbing work and did most of the job in one day. I was told they would subcontract the drywall repair from the holes they made, however they did it themselves very sloppily. I was picking out dried texture from my 3mth old carpet and scrubbing it out of my furniture to clean up their mess. They also didn't bother to cover anything up, so the entire house was extremely dusty and to top it off they left food remnants and liquor receipts in my yard. I complained to the owner and he didn't seem to care and offered no apology, which is the minimum I was expecting. They came back to "fix" some things but at that point I just wanted them out of my house. At least there are no water leaks in the house.
Funny how the last sentence became untrue in the end.
AngeloUCF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
Experienced
 
Jackofall1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Well if you need to push it, replace the DW, as this is an unforgivable error on their part.

Mark
__________________
When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 11:57 PM   #5
Master Plumber
 
Javiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,462
Rewards Points: 712
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Out of warranty or not that just plum ridicules I would go after plumbing company that employed that moron this is not a warranty issue as far as the re pipe work. That just poor workmanship, my licensing board would make them make good on something like this. This guy deserves a here’s your sign
__________________


Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it

http://www.americandrain.net
Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 12:02 AM   #6
Member
 
Missouri Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Almost Arkansas
Posts: 2,764
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Those two hole can probably be successfully patched with silicone type caulk. Not expensive to repair....maybe $5 for a small squeeze tube.
__________________
Do you want it your way or the right way?
Missouri Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
Experienced
 
Jackofall1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Quote:
Originally Posted by Missouri Bound View Post
Those two hole can probably be successfully patched with silicone type caulk. Not expensive to repair....maybe $5 for a small squeeze tube.
I would not just fill the holes with silicon, the problem being, this leak is site unseen so if the caulking fails you do damage before it is noticed. Fill with caulk and then cover to ensure that there will never be a leak, that is if you aren't successful with the pumbing company, if they are still in business.

Mark
__________________
When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #8
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,286
Rewards Points: 3,212
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Some silicones contain mildew killers and are not intended for food contact---

If you go that route--use a food contact approved silicone.
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
Rewards Points: 27
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Thanks guys, a lot to think/worry about. I might just push for a new dishwasher considering everything was less than 6months old
AngeloUCF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 08:51 AM   #10
Member
 
joed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 8,349
Rewards Points: 3,492
Blog Entries: 4
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


If the cabinets and floor under the dishwasher are damaged they should pay for repair of them as well. Do not settle for patching the holes. You need a new dishwasher.
__________________
Do not PM with questions that can be asked in a forum. I will not respond.
joed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Plastic epoxy should work fine for that.

But as others said the dishwasher repair is minor compared to what damage is done around it.
Mimibuick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #12
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


I've seen that before too, and told the rental agency that I don't fix holes in the sides of dishwashers. Buy a new one and i'll be happy to install it without drilling any holes into it.

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: pa
Posts: 4,614
Rewards Points: 2,542
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


ok after all is said you had a new d.w that someone damaged ..they should be insured ...I would settle for nothing less than what you had....A NEW DISH WASHER......
ben's plumbing is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ben's plumbing For This Useful Post:
hardwareman (03-13-2012)
Old 03-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #14
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


Quote:
Originally Posted by Javiles View Post
Out of warranty or not that just plum ridicules I would go after plumbing company that employed that moron this is not a warranty issue as far as the re pipe work. That just poor workmanship, my licensing board would make them make good on something like this. This guy deserves a here’s your sign
Also, I agree with this guy


This has nothing to do with the plumbing end of it. They drilled the holes, obviously they didn't feel the first one hit the side of the tub, so they had no idea they hit it. How would you know until you needed to pull it out?

100% their responsibility to fix it.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
Chicago, IL
 
Michael Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,037
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Plumber drilled holes through my dishwasher


+1 for new Dw.

Advertisement

__________________
Home Inspections, Infrared (Thermal Imaging) Leak Identification and Inspection Services, Roof, Attic, Building, Basement and Foundation Moisture Intrusion and Water Leak Inspections, Troubled Building Consultations - Serving Chicago and Suburbs http://paragoninspects.com/
Michael Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help caulking and filling nail holes in my trim hadees Painting 13 11-25-2012 11:32 PM
Dishwasher circuit tripping magnolia Electrical 5 10-29-2010 10:59 PM
Help..drilled holes in storm door wrong... rvegab00 General DIY Discussions 2 09-29-2009 10:42 AM
I Called a Plumber, Now I really need Help! kswoot Plumbing 8 10-14-2008 08:57 PM
HELP! I'm NOT a plumber. And I don't play one on T.V.! kswoot Plumbing 20 10-02-2008 02:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts