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Old 01-24-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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We've all heard some interesting tricks from some of the old timers we've worked with. Maybe you were a new apprentice or a journeyman in a new area. But let's hear those tricks of the trade.

The latest one i've heard is when trying to unthread a large cleanout plug or fitting. Hit it with a dead blow to help break the junk holding it. Similar to tapping on a pickle jar. I have seen it work one or two times. Only in places you can't have a torch.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:14 PM   #2
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We've all heard some interesting tricks from some of the old timers we've worked with. Maybe you were a new apprentice or a journeyman in a new area. But let's hear those tricks of the trade.

The latest one i've heard is when trying to unthread a large cleanout plug or fitting. Hit it with a dead blow to help break the junk holding it. Similar to tapping on a pickle jar. I have seen it work one or two times. Only in places you can't have a torch.


Pops taught me that one long ago.

Lots of folks here dislike giving away secrets to the general public.

The good gossip goes on in the business lounge. Well sometimes it does.
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We've all heard some interesting tricks from some of the old timers we've worked with. Maybe you were a new apprentice or a journeyman in a new area. But let's hear those tricks of the trade.

The latest one i've heard is when trying to unthread a large cleanout plug or fitting. Hit it with a dead blow to help break the junk holding it. Similar to tapping on a pickle jar. I have seen it work one or two times. Only in places you can't have a torch.
Ummmm, no.....there are already too many a$$wipe homeowners hanging around looking for free help and tips..why dont you just give away money, because thats what you are doing posting any helpful info here, unfortunate there is no way to have a private section to access without too many posts...it should be an area that is password protected and only verified people should get a password to enter....but that aint gona happen..
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Ummmm, no.....there are already too many a$$wipe homeowners hanging around looking for free help and tips..why dont you just give away money, because thats what you are doing posting any helpful info here, unfortunate there is no way to have a private section to access without too many posts...it should be an area that is password protected and only verified people should get a password to enter....but that aint gona happen..
I'm talking about the odd secrets not the " How to install a toilet" tricks.

But if others feel that way then let the thread die.
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those odd secrets are the most valuable, because the easy stuff they can google or watch youtube... otherwise your thread would be of value to the professional, but not at the risk of giving the secrets away..to those that dont deserve..
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those odd secrets are the most valuable, because the easy stuff they can google or watch youtube... otherwise your thread would be of value to the professional, but not at the risk of giving the secrets away..to those that dont deserve..
If you have to retain "secretes" to hold onto customers you must not be that good of plumber.
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I agree with shtrllsdwnhill. Too many eyes. I have plenty of knowledge, on some subjects. Don't want to give it away. I also have plenty of questions that cannot be answered because of too many non tradesmen lurkers.
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Ummmm, no.....there are already too many a$$wipe homeowners hanging around looking for free help and tips..why dont you just give away money, because thats what you are doing posting any helpful info here, unfortunate there is no way to have a private section to access without too many posts...it should be an area that is password protected and only verified people should get a password to enter....but that aint gona happen..


Hope you dont own a business calling your customers asswipes
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Hope you dont own a business calling your customers asswipes
He's not calling his customers asswipes, he's referring to people looking for free advice to attempt to fix it themselves. Have you ever looked at the members vs. guests ratio on this site? Here's a current screenshot of it. 31 members and 767 "guests" looking for your free advice.
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Someone should just start a private forum where it's professionals only.

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See what I did there lol
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