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Old 08-01-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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When everything you did is messed up. Today we turned on the air to this chemical lab.. Under each cabinet I had to install air regulators, and Turrets on the counter... 3/6 of the regulators I messed up.. One was backwards, one was missing a plug in the back, and the other was just loose.. My foreman is looking at me like I'm an idiot, while I'm running around, angry at myself.
Trying not to get too angry at myself.. These Turrets and regulators were 2 weeks late.. And we were supposed to be out last Friday... So I rushed to get them done, and didn't double check my work like normal. I still, try to hold myself to a higher standard then the crap I produced. Rant over..
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
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Been there, done that. I have been on so many jobs that the various trim items are backordered, etc, and then when they show up, there are no cut sheets.
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I didn't understand 90% of what you said, but there have been days when I should've just stayed in bed.
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Yeah, not my best rant.. Just one of those days. Every time I really think I'm becoming pretty damn good at certain things , this trade humbles me back down. Oh well, I learned a lot from today. Don't go to fast that it effects your quality, and double check things, especially if you haven't done a lot of something.
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I mean I know nothing of the HVAC side.

Working too fast is one thing I hate that my Master makes me do. I'm not a slow worker by any means, but too fast and that's when mistakes are made.

Bad days happen. At least you went home with all your digits and limbs.
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This wasn't HVAC. Air regulators are there, so when you open the valve , you aren't getting blasted with 150psi of air .. The turrets, are nothing more then fancy chrome air valves on top of the counter for the Lab.
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We did some remodels at Argonne National Laboratory, the turrets were drilled out in the wrong spots, not by us, though. No cut sheets, and the sinks were dropped in, super deep, almost impossible to get behind them. because of the panels, oy vey! Then the Argonne contractor oversight guy was trying to throw us under the bus.
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I got you now. Never worked on a system like that.
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Had several issues with those deep chemical sinks. Have you ever cracked the natural gas turret and lit it with a lighter.
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I did have a problem with one of the chemical sinks... Counter guys installed the super deep under mount chemical sink.... Put the drain on the wrong side... I go to install acid basin under sink... And can't ... Didn't have room with how cabinet was, and where sanitary was roughed in... Check specs, sure enough sink is 180 degrees the wrong way.... Luckily it was just special silicone they used and some strut holding the sink, and not epoxy.
Dropped sink , spun, and re installed.
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