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Old 01-30-2017, 10:40 AM   #51
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Cut my teeth drinking PBR, Black Label, Hamm's, Grolsch, and High Life.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:24 PM   #52
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Used to snag dads highlife bottles,,, just moved them around to different shelves and he would lose count, lol. Also would give this creepy guy 5buck to buy us a case of black label, he'd just take a few for his troubles,,,
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Reminds me of this time my dad did some work for this guy who didn't have any money, so he gave him a pallet full of 'Ale8,The soft drink of tomorrow'.

My brothers and I used to sell them to all the neighborhood kids for a premium. We said it was special Soda you couldn't find anywhere else... (wich was slightly true).
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All we drank around here was falls city beer made in Evansville Indiana up until a few yrs ago,this was the old falls city beer,it has since gone bankrupt but someone else started brewing falls city beer again couple yrs ago but it is different,some kind of malt beer,the old city was the best,they even had long neck returnable bottles,man when these long necks were ice cold blue smoke would come out of them when you unscrewed the top,ahhh good ole days are gone
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I know for a fact you dont own your own business and with that attitude probably will never and if you do , it wont last long.. so now you want to make this a pissing contest...
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Hereís a trick I learned on hvactalk.com. When a nomenclature plate is so faded that you canít read it, rub a pencil on something and wipe your finger it. Rub it on the plate and it shows up beautifully.
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:32 AM   #58
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Here’s some tips from the sister forum Contractortalk.com

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Old 09-15-2019, 12:44 PM   #59
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[QUOTE=JohnnieSqueeze;[COLOR=DarkRed] So what technically makes someone an "old timer?" By answering the questions below correctly.
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What tool was used to cut cast iron after the chisel but before the Reed snapper?

What was the tool used to flatten lead?
What was the tool used to flare out lead?
To make lead shiny you used a _____ ______, and you made it shiny by removing the _____________.

In 1955 what was the length of cast iron pipe?
In 1955 to make a hole 5" in Dia. in a wooden floor what was the saw called. Before you could use that saw what did you have to do?

What was the preferred toilet seal?
What was used to seal faucets to sinks?

What was the normal size of a bathtub drain, at the fixture?
On a drum trap was was the bottom of it called?

Taking a company truck into a gas station. How much was gas in 1965?

What was the fuel used to melt lead, prior to Propane?

OK now the other old timers can chip in LOL
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I didn't start in the trade until the late sixties, these answers should be close.

What was the tool used to flatten lead?
ball peen hammer, or a maul. That's what torchy called it.

What was the tool used to flare out lead?
Swedge

In 1955 to make a hole 5" in Dia. in a wooden floor what was the saw called. Before you could use that saw what did you have to do?
Keyhole saw.
You drilled a hole, or holes.

What was the preferred toilet seal?
Putty, but we were using bees wax too.

What was used to seal faucets to sinks?
Putty again.

Taking a company truck into a gas station. How much was gas in 1965?
32.9 cents per gallon.

What was the fuel used to melt lead, prior to Propane?
Gasoline or Naphtha which ever was cheaper.

My answers are from Canada so they could be different than yours.
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