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Old 11-30-2017, 07:57 PM   #21
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And how you handle the situation too!
True that! I would like to think I could handle it properly, I try to not let it outsmart me.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:46 PM   #22
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True that! I would like to think I could handle it properly, I try to not let it outsmart me.
It happened to us a few weeks ago. We had a 2” cold line and a 3/4 hwr line feeding 15 floors. Right when my co worker was about to tie in the 3/4, it came out full blast at 165deg. A series of things happened that helped us from flooding the place.

We had a 50 gallon can we were using to catch sewage in case someone flushed. My coworker had to divert it with a piece of 5” cast iron which is heavy enough as well as was getting hot . I kept yelling at him to not drop that pipe! As that can was getting full I was rooting around our copper bucket looking for a sharkbite cap. The hvac guys walked in the room and quickly found another garbage can to divert the water to. I found a cap and stood on a bucket to push it on. With that hot water hitting me in the face it took a couple tries before I could get it.

We had 4- 8” holes in the slab right below us. It would have flooded the general managers office right below as well as to the lobby floor where check-in is. This is a high end hotel downtown.

The 2” was fine because we turned it off and removed the handle. The mistake I made was trusting the building engineers with the hot water. And yes , there was some water that got though the floors, but it could have been a h*ll of a lot worse.

It’s possible the stop just popped off in the video which is not his fault, but he could have tried some way to stop that water.
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It happened to us a few weeks ago. We had a 2” cold line and a 3/4 hwr line feeding 15 floors. Right when my co worker was about to tie in the 3/4, it came out full blast at 165deg. A series of things happened that helped us from flooding the place.

We had a 50 gallon can we were using to catch sewage in case someone flushed. My coworker had to divert it with a piece of 5” cast iron which is heavy enough as well as was getting hot . I kept yelling at him to not drop that pipe! As that can was getting full I was rooting around our copper bucket looking for a sharkbite cap. The hvac guys walked in the room and quickly found another garbage can to divert the water to. I found a cap and stood on a bucket to push it on. With that hot water hitting me in the face it took a couple tries before I could get it.

We had 4- 8” holes in the slab right below us. It would have flooded the general managers office right below as well as to the lobby floor where check-in is. This is a high end hotel downtown.

The 2” was fine because we turned it off and removed the handle. The mistake I made was trusting the building engineers with the hot water. And yes , there was some water that got though the floors, but it could have been a h*ll of a lot worse.

It’s possible the stop just popped off in the video which is not his fault, but he could have tried some way to stop that water.
I'd love to see that video 🖒

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It was one of those moments where you feel like you just cut off a few years from your life.
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It's a few more and roto rooter is involved in all. LOL
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Roto rooter that's the name you just flush your troubles down the drain........
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It's a few more and roto rooter is involved in all. LOL
This one is absolutely hilarious!!! I actually worked at RR at the time this came out and I got a call like this once. I replaced the flex tho bc tightening it did not work!

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When was that filmed? The prices they quoted were cheap!!! If that was me i would have replaced the whole supply line. I dont go out on calls assuming that somethings just loose because someone loosened the supply. I would assume that the supply was defective. I'm not going to warranty someone elses work and then come back on my dime to fix it again. Plus i have had leaking supply lines so long that they have filled the pan up the owner not know for a long time so the water heater is really rusty and if the heater is close to the 10 year mark i usually just recommend replacing it. It seems the life of new heaters is abou 10-15 years. It seems the older water heaters would last a lot longer. Our water heater was 23 years old when it went out.My dad put it in in 1991.

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While i was writing this i had to go install a 50 gallon water heater UPSTAIRS!!!!! I'm tired. It was leaking inside the jacket and flooding downstairs and it was only 10 years old.
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This one is absolutely hilarious!!! I actually worked at RR at the time this came out and I got a call like this once. I replaced the flex tho bc tightening it did not work!

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It's a few more and roto rooter is involved in all. LOL

Wow, that is painful to watch. Do you think the last company closed it’s doors after that one?
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