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Old 06-28-2019, 09:02 AM   #1
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Hi Folks!


I joined in a pinch the other day because of a BAD electrical problem that I need advice with (and admit despite solid answers from several members, I'm still lost!).


But on the upside, I'm here to contribute too! I live in Nevada (now), worked PT as a plumber's apprentice in high school, and nearly FT as an apprentice and then journeyman to pay my way through college.



I'm not so good at understanding the copper wires, but I know my way around water + waste/soil systems and put in more gas lines than I care to remember. Anyone else here ever cut + thread thousands of feet of 1" galvanized pipe by hand for a single job? The day I could afford a power threader, I never looked back!


Glad to be here, glad to contribute, and hoping to learn!
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:35 AM   #2
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Welcome CrossedWires,

We welcome those who contribute, and those who answer questions.

Please consider adding your location to your CP. Since you are in NV, be a bit more specific. Reno has a bit more elevation than and different climate than Las Vegas.

And no, I have never cut and thread that much black pipe. Thank God!! But then again, I am not a Pro, just a DIYer.
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@crossedwires , what @ktownskier said!

Click on the link for your profile, hit the yellow pencil thingie for location and write her in. Just generally.

Makes a difference, and don't be afraid to give advice if you can.
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@crossedwires , what @ktownskier said!

Click on the link for your profile, hit the yellow pencil thingie for location and write her in. Just generally.

Makes a difference, and don't be afraid to give advice if you can.
Yeah, what he said!
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Hi Folks!


I joined in a pinch the other day because of a BAD electrical problem that I need advice with (and admit despite solid answers from several members, I'm still lost!).


But on the upside, I'm here to contribute too! I live in Nevada (now), worked PT as a plumber's apprentice in high school, and nearly FT as an apprentice and then journeyman to pay my way through college.



I'm not so good at understanding the copper wires, but I know my way around water + waste/soil systems and put in more gas lines than I care to remember. Anyone else here ever cut + thread thousands of feet of 1" galvanized pipe by hand for a single job? The day I could afford a power threader, I never looked back!


Glad to be here, glad to contribute, and hoping to learn!
Boo yeah, You done it!

Damn northern Nevada is alike God's country, away from all us effect big city snobs,

Don't be afraid to share if you dare.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:39 PM   #7
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Boo yeah, You done it!

Damn northern Nevada is alike God's country, away from all us effect big city snobs,

Don't be afraid to share if you dare.

Only things I miss about CA are the beach and my family. The first I can do without, the second, I can visit.



Reno is like a time-warp after escaping the Bay Area. After all the nonsense electrical stuff this morning, I took the oldest kid out for some 4 wheeling exploring. 3 miles from the house. Left at 4, home in time for dinner. Lol.
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I'm reminded of a funny (now) story. Wife and I had just bought our first home 10 years ago. The bathtub H/W faucet had a small drip - just needed a new stem seat washer. Of course, I procrastinated.



One day I come home from work, wife has a *really* sheepish look on her face and my first words are "What did you do?!"


She hands me the sheared off handle from the H/W valve. Somewhere in her mind, taking my 18" pipe wrench to the handle seemed like a good way to stop the drip. My old man, a master plumber, looks at her, looks at me, and starts cackling like a madman. He knew what I was in for, being a 50+ year-old house.



So I have steam shooting out of my ears, my wife is mad at me(!!!), and I'm thinking "Where in blazes am I gonna find parts for THAT ancient valve assembly?"



$80 and a lot of searching later, I had it fixed. A bull nose washer would have cost me 15 cents and about 30 minutes of my time. I hide my wrenches now.
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