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Old 01-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #16
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We flooded a basement on my first plumbing job. Everything held just fine. Came back the next morning to find out i was fired. The boss was holding a piece of 1/2 inch pipe with what he described as my finger print on the piece of pipe they had to cut out. I took the blame for that one because the other guy showed up earlier than me and said I was to blame. Another time I was fixing a leak that had frozen . I heated it up hit it with some flux sweat it. It did not draw right, I turned on the water and it held great. Came back home 4 hours later to a very fine mist in my bathroom. I had another one go but the lady pulled the strapping out with her hose on the riding lawn mover.

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Ever see a sprinkler head blow and flood an office because one of your crew was brazing a med gas fitting in a confined area and the torch got too close to the head? Man that water in fire lines is dirty
Or how about a hydronic reheat coil leak over night in a hospital and ruin the PC at a doctor's desk?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:22 AM   #18
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You guy are scaring me with these stories!!
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You guy are scaring me with these stories!!
Ok...so I'm not the only one.....

I think I'll crawl under the house to have a look at my plumbing now....
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I worked with a guy that was a perfectionist---we piped in 5 mixing tanks with pipes and valves--pumps--all 4" victalic--a run of over 40 feet---

We missed our mark by 3/8"---it drove him nut to think his math was off---6 months later we tore off the insulation so he could find the mistake---
I used to work as a maintenance foreman at a nuclear power plant. Talk about Quality Control! An error like your 3/8" would've been caught by the inspector at the end of the job and would've failed it.
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You guy are scaring me with these stories!!
It's to the point that if I hear a hissing sound like spraying water I break out in a cold sweat
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #22
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I worked with a guy that was a perfectionist---we piped in 5 mixing tanks with pipes and valves--pumps--all 4" victalic--a run of over 40 feet---

We missed our mark by 3/8"---it drove him nut to think his math was off---6 months later we tore off the insulation so he could find the mistake---
Perfectionist, or Craftsman? I guess there is a thin line. One thing is for sure, The fix ages you a lot less than the nightmares that the mind can create.

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