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Old 08-04-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Solo today. Seven main line prevents, all in basements, one poltergeist that 4 Master plumbers couldn't figure out (I'm an apprentice), another basement main, and finally a slab main where I had to pull the stool.

The whole day went good till the slab house. Spent three hours, even with all my tarps and draining my drum three times, it looked like a murder scene. Vacant for eight years. Went out 7 times with various cutters, opened and closed back up twice. Battled pencil size roots from 50' to 70' with my 300. If the line isn't collapsed I could definitely get it with my k1500, but even with the sleeve thingy I won't use it through a flange anywhere finished. If I had a k7500 or 1065 I probably could have gotten it. Talked to the LL, said I'll run my big machine if we install an outside clean out or he can call someone with a Jetter. His response, "If we do either of those I'll have to maintain it yearly or so, right? Ok, I'll just have it replaced." He's an awesome LL, and a great guy all around. Typical Friday.

Still a very profitable day with a poop on top instead of a cherry.

So how did your busy day go?
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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Upsold a kitchen sink to a hydrojet?

Ran an ice maker Line

Cleared a Back to back Tub/shower

And did an estimate for an upstairs waste and overflow replacement. It's leaking bad and runing the kitchen ceiling.
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2 guys, 8 hours on a 50 gallon electric water heater. We are at the end of this job (1.9 million for plumbing) and next job is months away. Making it last.
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2 guys, 8 hours on a 50 gallon electric water heater. We are at the end of this job (1.9 million for plumbing) and next job is months away. Making it last.
See I couldn't do that. I have to be going at full speed. The Corp beat hurry up and wait into me. I have better things to do elsewhere than work slow or sit around and hold the earth down.

No offense by any means Flyout!
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Upsold a kitchen sink to a hydrojet?

Ran an ice maker Line

Cleared a Back to back Tub/shower

And did an estimate for an upstairs waste and overflow replacement. It's leaking bad and runing the kitchen ceiling.
I'm still not sure on that General. I think, with a bit of time back and forth on the way out on a sludgy line, it might work great.... and a good up sell, but I need to truly believe in a product to sell it.
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2 guys, 8 hours on a 50 gallon electric water heater. We are at the end of this job (1.9 million for plumbing) and next job is months away. Making it last.
That's the problem that I had working civil service for the U.S. Navy
they always wanted to make the job last, instead of get ur done
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I went and checked a potential shower rough in, then to an air conditioner leaking water into a commercial building and cleared a couple condensation drains, then to a post office for two through the trap urinal stoppages and a mop sink stoppage, then to a sports bar for a/c's not working (pulled the clogged filters and will return and do maintenance on them, ate an awesome free lunch while there), then to another post office and cabled a main line, and then to an a/c not working after the solar install "sparkies" miswired it, I wired it properly and added some refrigerant. I left at 8:30am and home by 6pm.
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That's the problem that I had working civil service for the U.S. Navy
they always wanted to make the job last, instead of get ur done
Been on a few ships myself. Don't care for them at all. Gatorfreightors. LHA's and LHD's. Brokenwood was my least favorite back in '99. Operation Stabilize, East Timor. 31st MEU. Good ol times. Have a video. I spent 76 hours bore sighting 4 cobras on ship and had to redo one because the TSU was swapped out by avi.

Man was I ever hopped upped on caffeine and effedrine, which was ok at the time! But we got the birds done in time!

I never had so much fun and misery at the same time.
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I went and checked a potential shower rough in, then to an air conditioner leaking water into a commercial building and cleared a couple condensation drains, then to a post office for two through the trap urinal stoppages and a mop sink stoppage, then to a sports bar for a/c's not working (pulled the clogged filters and will return and do maintenance on them, ate an awesome free lunch while there), then to another post office and cabled a main line, and then to an a/c not working after the solar install "sparkies" miswired it, I wired it properly and added some refrigerant. I left at 8:30am and home by 6pm.
Hey, wtf is this hvac thing? Saw it on the cold line of a water heater on my last main line inspection. Not a trap primer, something hvac by the looks of it.
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Dang it. Turn your head sideways.
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