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Old 11-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #31
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Why does a gas valve leak at the test pressure? I thought a gas valve was rated at 600 PSI WOG, 150 PSI WSP. I do not install the gas appliance shut off until after the inspector OKs the test.

And I always ask the inspector what pressure and what length of time he wants.


I use ball valves & haven't had any problems

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:50 PM   #32
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I was brought up on the torch technique, there are better ways that I have learned.

wondering if this "pro" with 36 years of experience cares to post his/her license number and certifications to back up the arrogant posts.

if you say you are who you are then all that is left is that you, sir, lack tact, it sounds as if you can memorize words from a code book but don't understand its reasoning or the science that mandates a code in any profession.

let's not let this hack of a professional wreck the image of all of us.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:03 PM   #33
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I use ball valves & haven't had any problems
we are not talking gas shut off valves here, we are talking about the gas control valve itself, the one on the appliance.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #34
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I was brought up on the torch technique, there are better ways that I have learned.

wondering if this "pro" with 36 years of experience cares to post his/her license number and certifications to back up the arrogant posts.

if you say you are who you are then all that is left is that you, sir, lack tact, it sounds as if you can memorize words from a code book but don't understand its reasoning or the science that mandates a code in any profession.

let's not let this hack of a professional wreck the image of all of us.
Tell you what, why don't you post your address, phone number and social security number?

You mistake arrogance for knowledge and caution. How much tact is required when folks that obviously have no experience with gas service are bound and determined to forge ahead anyway?

Yes, I have memorized many words from many code books. Mostly because I teach code to plumbers, gas technicians and oil burner technicians. Are you telling us that knowledge of the code is a bad thing?

What "image" do you have? The guy that tests for gas leaks with a torch? give it time, those eyebrows will grow back in
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:56 PM   #35
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I ask you to back up your empty statement of license and certifications, and you answer with this

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Tell you what, why don't you post your address, phone number and social security number?
this is a statement of someone with no license

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Yes, I have memorized many words from many code books. Mostly because I teach code to plumbers, gas technicians and oil burner technicians. Are you telling us that knowledge of the code is a bad thing?
knowledge and memorizing are two different things. if you need me to explain everything to a so called teacher to
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I teach code to plumbers, gas technicians and oil burner technicians.
then you have bigger problems and you should be the one learning from the students

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What "image" do you have? The guy that tests for gas leaks with a torch? give it time, those eyebrows will grow back in
Im the guy with real world experience
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:33 AM   #36
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I ask you to back up your empty statement of license and certifications, and you answer with this



this is a statement of someone with no license

No, this is a statement from
somebody that does not want people sending me stupid emails.



knowledge and memorizing are two different things. if you need me to explain everything to a so called teacher to then you have bigger problems and you should be the one learning from the students

You are not capable of explaining anything to anybody. But just to make you happy I have been in business for 36 years. Employ 13 service and plumbing technicians as well as a half dozen office staff. Have held my licences for well over 30 years. Have taught adult ed for over 15 years at night.



Im the guy with real world experience

Experience at what? setting fire to yourself
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:01 AM   #37
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Tell you what, why don't you post your address, phone number and social security number?

You mistake arrogance for knowledge and caution. How much tact is required when folks that obviously have no experience with gas service are bound and determined to forge ahead anyway?

Yes, I have memorized many words from many code books. Mostly because I teach code to plumbers, gas technicians and oil burner technicians. Are you telling us that knowledge of the code is a bad thing?

What "image" do you have? The guy that tests for gas leaks with a torch? give it time, those eyebrows will grow back in

You all know what they say, "Those who can't do it teach it"
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:23 PM   #38
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Cept that I've been "doing it" for 30 odd years now as well as teaching. Besides which, I would like for somebody to explain how you teach something like plumbing and HVAC without knowing how to do it? And, this is a DIY site where folks come for advice. How useful whould that advice be if it only came form other DIY'ers that have no clue what the code is or what the accepted way to do it is? I hve said this before and I'll repeat it again. I have no problem with helping a guy out with problems that are not going to potentially put themselves, their families and their neighbors in jeopardy. Gas work of any kind should only ever be done by licensed, qualified service technicians.

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