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Old 03-02-2020, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Water main break !

Take a look at this, 96" or 8' water main, city was digging up to repair
small leak when all Hell broke loose without warning

https://images.foxtv.com/static.fox2....jpg?ve=1&tl=1

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Old 03-03-2020, 07:02 AM   #2
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Take a look at this, 96" or 8' water main, city was digging up to repair
small leak when all Hell broke loose without warning

https://images.foxtv.com/static.fox2....jpg?ve=1&tl=1

City of Houston, TEXAS



Should have used the bread trick, I mean truck.








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Old 03-03-2020, 07:03 AM   #3
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This is what happens when old gate valves fail, should have switched it out with a ball valve years ago.












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Clearly this is a ploy by illegal immigrants to gain access to the usa. They've redirected the rio grande to destroy trumps shiny new wall! Ultimately people will believe the lies of the libatard media that it was a "water main break".


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Clearly this is a ploy by illegal immigrants to gain access to the usa. They've redirected the rio grande to destroy trumps shiny new wall! Ultimately people will believe the lies of the libatard media that it was a "water main break".


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Nah bro, this was clearly Hillary's failed attempt to introduce the Corona virus into the water supply.
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nope all wrong..it was obummers fault, this water main was fixed during his infrastructure repair to rebuild America...he figured to wash away all the legal people to make way for the illegals to set up in an area...code name " wash and plant"......
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Do they make a jetswet in that size?
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nope all wrong..it was obummers fault, this water main was fixed during his infrastructure repair to rebuild America...he figured to wash away all the legal people to make way for the illegals to set up in an area...code name " wash and plant"......
Yea just in time for the election. Maybe we can try that out in washington wash all the bums out. Except my President keep him for 4 more years.
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A week or two ago we were talking to our inspector about whoring out the Master license and employees taking on side work.

So this plumbing company sent a guy to someone’s house to cable the main. No clean out, had to pull the stool. I guess the main was only a few feet below grade, so the tech sold them a Saturday side job digging up the main and put in a two way clean out.

So Saturday he started digging and found a 4” metal pipe. It wasn’t heading in the direction you’d think it ran, but it was a corner house, so you really never know for sure without locating it.

So he took his snap cutters and worked on snapping. Took him a long time to snap it, but when he did snap it, he found out it was a 4” water main.

I don’t know if it’s a true story. I have a hard time believing that you can snap a 4” steal water main with snappers, but still makes for a funny story.
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A week or two ago we were talking to our inspector about whoring out the Master license and employees taking on side work.

So this plumbing company sent a guy to someone’s house to cable the main. No clean out, had to pull the stool. I guess the main was only a few feet below grade, so the tech sold them a Saturday side job digging up the main and put in a two way clean out.

So Saturday he started digging and found a 4” metal pipe. It wasn’t heading in the direction you’d think it ran, but it was a corner house, so you really never know for sure without locating it.

So he took his snap cutters and worked on snapping. Took him a long time to snap it, but when he did snap it, he found out it was a 4” water main.

I don’t know if it’s a true story. I have a hard time believing that you can snap a 4” steal water main with snappers, but still makes for a funny story.
its possible they used just cast iron, but most newer water mains are ductile iron....
but no matter what they used you will find an idiot with a new method of breaking it...


Cast iron pipe is a pipe which has had historic use as a pressure pipe for transmission of water, gas and sewage, and as a water drainage pipe during the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It comprises predominantly a gray cast iron tube and was frequently used uncoated, although later coatings and linings reduced corrosion and improved hydraulics. In cast iron pipe, the graphite forms flakes during the casting process, when examined under a microscope. Cast iron pipe was superseded by ductile iron pipe, which is a direct development, with most existing manufacturing plants transitioning to the new material during the 1970s and 1980s. Ductile iron pipe is different than cast iron, because the introduction of magnesium during the casting process causes the graphite to form spheres (graphite nodules) rather than flakes. While this allows the material to remain castable, the end product is much tougher than cast iron, and allows elastic behavior at lower stress levels.[1] Little cast iron pipe is currently manufactured, since ductile iron pipe is widely accepted as a superior product. Many public utilities, municipalities, and private industries still have functional cast iron pipe in service to this day.
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