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Old 08-05-2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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Greetings from Miles-from-Nowhere:

I just recently exited from 20 years of being an automotive diagnostic technician (boss died recently and the shop was liquidated), and I am currently repairing and getting moved in to my new homestead (12 year old abused doublewide on 2 acres of dirt and weeds, vacant for 1 1/2 years after foreclosure) [I found this forum educating myself on submersible domestic deep well pump diagnosis, to get my water working ].

In some of my other lives I have been:
Water treatment technician.
Refrigeration mechanic.
T.V., stereo, VCR repair tech.
Electrician (industrial/commercial).
Electronic/microprocessor application design engineer.
Industrial equipment mechanic.
Industrial equipment engineering technician.
Commercial 2-way radio repair tech. + Repeater site engineer.
etc.

In other words, jack of many trades, master of none.

I expect I will return to industrial work (fabrication and/or engineering) for a livelihood, and do electronics/computers/automotive as a side line; that and refurbishing my homestead.

Many thanks for the information in the thread on submersible pumps; mine is now working.
Now I move on to repairing the pipes under the house that froze and broke, and only with the pump working do they reveal themselves.

It sure ain't as easy working down there as it would have been 10 years ago!!

P.M. me if I can help you within my areas of knowledge.

Cheers,

Dave

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How are you at PLUMBING? LOL

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N/M... just read the last part....

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Old 08-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #4
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How are you at PLUMBING? LOL

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My time in water treatment, refrigeration, and industrial machinery gave me lots of experience in vacuum, pneumatic, hydraulic, anhydrous ammonia, CFC, potable water, and cooling water pipefitting; plastic, copper, steel (tubing and pipe) and hose assembling; ferrule compression, flare compression, threaded, flanged, soldered (soft and hard) and solvent weld; 1/16" to 4"; up to 5000 PSI.

Not much of a pipe welder or fond of sanitary (calked) or DWV assemblies, though.

Not trying to brag, just listing what I have experience with; I will always be learning new methods and skills, and I will readily defer to those with more experience or knowledge.

(I realize you were half-kidding, I just thought I'd answer, anyway.)

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Yup, I was just trying to be humorous, sorry, my brain's been in 'plumbing mode' all last week and this one and I'm afraid I'm just not that good at drains and vents! BUT, I THINK I have it now... more or less.... http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/2-toil...t-ok-way-77926 I'm a lot better answering other questions though, as are many of the regulars here, so if you get stuck... feel free to ask!

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Old 08-06-2010, 12:45 AM   #6
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Yup, I was just trying to be humorous, sorry, my brain's been in 'plumbing mode' all last week and this one and I'm afraid I'm just not that good at drains and vents! BUT, I THINK I have it now... more or less.... http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/2-toil...t-ok-way-77926 I'm a lot better answering other questions though, as are many of the regulars here, so if you get stuck... feel free to ask!

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DM:

Looked at your thread, and it appears you and the others have things under control.

That last drawing looks most like what I have seen when I have been under floors (both residential and commercial), and around here residences use one vent per group of drains near each other, and here they have 1 1/2" or 2" roof vents (ISTR, commercial buildings may have used 4" for the large multi seat restrooms).

We DO see sub-freezing temps (as evidenced by my broken pipes), but I don't know if we are a "frost zone". As I said, DWV is NOT my forte, and I have only picked up a little from observation.

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