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Old 12-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #7246
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Glad to see you have overcome all of your challenges . I am sure it feels good....
Indeed it does, and I got half my clothes washed in the process!

Big wind here this morning from the south-south-east. Only light rain so far. Good day to work inside again.

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I can just feel that good wood heat right now, it is 39 down this way right now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:28 PM   #7248
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Wanna trade some weather? It was -27 Celsius (-16 F) here on Sunday morning. I'd gladly sent Keith some of our snow too.

By the way, great work. It is nice to see the pieces come together.
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Then I very slowly opened the cold water line only to see a nice new shutoff valve leaking quite profusely. So I turned around to grab a wrench to tighten it up when BOOOOM, the line going in to the bank of filters blew right out.
This got me to remembering......

A long long time ago in Texas I had teamed up with a plumber friend to do the plumbing on a large storage-rental construction project.

We did it all above and below ground. This project had a manager's apartment. The day came for a top-out inspection and when the inspector arrived we let'er rip and turned on all the water supplies.

The manager's apartment was also the location of the electric panels for the complex. These panels were located in the manager's laundry room directly across from the washer/dryer hook ups and supplies.

Well we hadn't finished the water supplies for the washer and the lines were open and without stops or caps. Of course the water shot across the hallway and drenched the electric panels that hadn't had the covers installed yet.

Pretty much shut down the whole complex right there in front of the plumbing inspector. The electrician was also on-site and pissed. No serious damage that I remember but we did spend the rest of the day with an air compressor and fans trying to undo our doings and profusely apologizing to the electricians.

Ah-h-h-h-h the good ole days.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #7250
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I can just feel that good wood heat right now, it is 39 down this way right now.
That's about 4 Celcius...and it is 7C here now at the airport, about 8 outside my back door.

You're living in the wrong part of the world Jim.
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Wanna trade some weather? It was -27 Celsius (-16 F) here on Sunday morning. I'd gladly sent Keith some of our snow too.

By the way, great work. It is nice to see the pieces come together.
Only -27, I thought you guys up there loved that kind of weather!

Now, as for that snow, you can keep it thanks all the same. I'm sure we'll be getting our share soon enough.
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This got me to remembering......

A long long time ago in Texas I had teamed up with a plumber friend to do the plumbing on a large storage-rental construction project.

We did it all above and below ground. This project had a manager's apartment. The day came for a top-out inspection and when the inspector arrived we let'er rip and turned on all the water supplies.

Well we hadn't finished the water supplies for the washer and the lines were open and without stops or caps.

Pretty much shut down the whole complex right there in front of the plumbing inspector.

Ah-h-h-h-h the good ole days.
Bud...only YOU could pull a stunt like that and get away with it!
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Bud...only YOU could pull a stunt like that and get away with it!
Yow, well, reflecting on hindsight it was a stupid thing to do for sure. I could of sworn we had checked everything before the inspector was called.

It's kind of like trouncing-down on your accelerator when you think you have your truck in park and creating a new drive-thru at a convenience store.
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Yow, well, reflecting on hindsight it was a stupid thing to do for sure. I could of sworn we had checked everything before the inspector was called.

It's kind of like trouncing-down on your accelerator when you think you have your truck in park and creating a new drive-thru at a convenience store.
Oh yes...we remember that one. Something else only the Budman could do!
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Oh yes...we remember that one. Something else only the Budman could do!
Ya just ain't gonna to let Bud live that down are ya?
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Ya just ain't gonna to let Bud live that down are ya?
Aw, c'mon now Jim, Bud brought it up. I'm just an innocent bystander.

But I do have a question for someone of Bud's extensive plumbing experience.

When you use plumber's putty to seal something like a drain in a bathtub for example, is there a waiting time before you can use said tub? There was no info on the tub of putty, and given my somewhat less than successful earlier attempt at avoiding leaks, I figured I might be better off to ask.
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When you use plumber's putty to seal something like a drain in a bathtub for example, is there a waiting time before you can use said tub?
No waiting time that I have ever been aware of. Notice the stuff has a kind of oily/waxy makeup to it? I think that's the secret to the stuff but don't know for sure, it wants to repel what little water it would be exposed to after it is compressed between the fittings.







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I hope.
That's what I thought as well. It's just your last statement that has me a tad worried.
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You guys are cracking me up.
Keith, you can use the sink as soon as you wish after using the plumbers putty, I have never had a problem with it being water proof right away.
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That's what I thought as well. It's just your last statement that has me a tad worried.
I guess I was thinking you wouldn't notice the "I Hope".

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