There’s nothing more entertaining than a good old-fashioned plumbing fail, particularly when it involves some rather creative DIY “fixes”. Check out our gallery for some of the funniest, strangest and most inventive pipework you are ever likely to come across. Spoiler alert: one of them involves a door handle. You have to see it to believe it.

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Fail 1: This is human ingenuity (or laziness?) at its finest. Why plumb around the furniture when you can run the piping straight through it? Image found: http://www.failking.com/img5/24815-piping-fail_f.jpg


Fail 2:  The universal law of engineering is that there is nothing that a couple of bricks and a stack of 4 x 2 can’t fix. Image found at: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gYpy8OMChjQ/maxresdefault.jpg


Fail 3: Why make plumbing more complicated than it needs to be? A pipe is a pipe and they all do the same job anyway, right? Image found at: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/479281585315769858/


Fail 4: This looks like a totally legit DIY repair job. Gaffa tape? Check. Empty soft drink bottle? Check. Home and contents insurance? Let’s hope so. Image found at: https://au.pinterest.com/brinn0361/plumbing/


Fail 5: More DIY plumbing madness, this time with a plastic milk bottle, a length of electrical cord and a door handle. What could possibly go wrong? Image found at: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/572801646326190754/


Fail 6: You had one job! A burst water pipe and this entire Hong Kong street comes to a complete standstill. Image found at: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5PMyLI9i1aw/maxresdefault.jpg


Fail 7: Why waste time plumbing your shower head into the wall when you could be using this perfectly good microphone stand instead? Image found at: http://www.abacusflame.co.uk/home/house.html


Fail 8: It takes a special kind of intelligence to incorporate a kettle and a plastic bottle into your hot water pipework. Image found at: http://buildingrooms.com/portal/blog/2015/11/01/dodgy-building-work-not-from-belfast-this-time/


Fail 9: The look on his face says it all. It’s a valiant attempt, but these guys look to be fighting a losing battle here. Image found at: https://bestplumbers.com/the-dangers-of-delaying-plumbing-repairs/



Fail 10: It’s not strictly plumbing-related but it is a piping fail. Props to anyone who can fix an exhaust pipe with a Coke can and some twine. Image found at:  https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9d/4d/30/9d4d30378a80662b7454fe7dfdb8e569.jpg

Piping Comparison Guide: Welded Copper VS Press-fit Stainless Steel

Copper is generally perceived as the industry standard for piping given its long and distinguished history, so you might be suprised to know that newer forms of technology like stainless steel pipe fittings are superior in a number of ways.

This guide will dispel some common myths and provide you with a clear and concise comparison of the primary featuresand benefits of each option.