My parents have just bought a new house in a new town. As part of my recent holiday I stopped in for a few days to do a couple of electrical wiring jobs and other bits and pieces. One of those jobs was to rework the area under the laundry sink to properly install the washing machine.
What greeted me caused a slightly alarming increase in blood pressure, the plumbing was clearly installed after the electrician had been and gone from the house.
Not only were the washing machine connections installed so as to completely obstruct the power socket intended for powering the dryer and washing machine. The taps are placed such that their handles were directly located behind the shelf.
I am picking that the RCD is going to trip if there is ever a leak from the left tap. Perhaps the plumber did it deliberately? An advanced leak detection and early warning system for the left tap only?
I think this illustrates how some tradesmen here in New Zealand tend to "just do what they were asked to" without any regard to what others might have to do in a house, let alone the homeowner actually wanting to use their house to live in.
Mr. Plumber despite your sticker on the sink proclaiming you can be here in 60 minutes, our future business will be taken elsewhere.