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Old 05-11-2017, 10:01 PM   #31
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It's a great time to be in the service business.
The OP makes a good point about the dumbing down of the plumbing trade. But tradesmen will always have good paying jobs and steady work. The simple reason is most people are lazy. If it involves a shovel, tight spaces, ridiculous heights, poop, attic work in July & August, heavy fixtures, expensive tools, etc ... call a plumber.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:51 PM   #32
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Hell, DIY stores have given us tons of work. They "show them how" and shore up the confidence just enough to be dangerous. Instead of replacing a faucet, you're cutting out drywall replacing copper, patching the back of the cabinet, and replacing the faucet because after 17 trips to the hardware store they now hate plumbing, and learned an expensive lesson.


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Old 05-12-2017, 09:36 AM   #33
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The OP makes a good point about the dumbing down of the plumbing trade. But tradesmen will always have good paying jobs and steady work. The simple reason is most people are lazy. If it involves a shovel, tight spaces, ridiculous heights, poop, attic work in July & August, heavy fixtures, expensive tools, etc ... call a plumber.


Its funny to watch.... most everyone is lazy and they are basically brainwashed and terrified of getting any kind of dirt on them
they cant even break out in a slight sweat without having to bathe afterwards and lots of folks take 2 and 3 baths a day......

The only real physical activity that most are willing to do is have sex, and as much as possible just like they see on TV..., and they will jump at the chance...with even a total stranger.....

offer them a part in a ***x o movie and they will gladly jump in the sack with a whole crowd of god knows what ......

talk about getting dirty I dont think any amount of hot water could wash that kind of stink off... ,

but they dont see it that way.... because its sex...


I think I would rather dig a ditch......
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Unfortunitly you are incorrect about a/c line set connections. There are now approved press fittings for a/c.
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This is true.. I just saw a box with our HVAC service guy... Also see they make med gas fittings pro press as well... But so far they are so high priced.. They are used sparingly.
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This is true.. I just saw a box with our HVAC service guy... Also see they make med gas fittings pro press as well... But so far they are so high priced.. They are used sparingly.
I'll wait to see if they stand the test of time. Some plumbers aren't going with press fittings and we're only worried about around 80psi. When there's a blockage in the hvac system we see 500psi+. In residential and light commercial brazing lines is basic.
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After routing all your piping some hospitals require that we use the pro press fittings for the final tie in to minimize shut down. And once you do final tie in helps with not having to purge mainline.
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I'm curious about those Med Gas fittings. I haven't personally seen them.. Is there a casing around them, so to protect against heat? The main reason we braze vs solder those joints anyways.
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When I said pro press for med gas I was being generic the system that is approved here in New Mexico is called lol ring, plenty of information on YouTube about it.
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