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Old 06-26-2020, 09:58 PM   #1121
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So today I had a cottager at the provincial park that I put in a new sand point. She calls me back this week, the sand point isn’t working. I go there expecting no water. There’s plenty of water, it just has the yellowish brown iron tinge that all water in the area gets. She wants me to dig the point back up to make sure it’s working. I’m like “do you have water?” “Yes of course we do or you’d have a grouchier me to talk to!” “Well ma’am last time I checked water isn’t naturally chlorinated out of the ground, but I’ll gladly quote you on treatment systems.” I get the typical response of “well you just put it in and it doesn’t produce clean water” “ welcome to cottage country!”
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:21 PM   #1122
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So today I had a cottager at the provincial park that I put in a new sand point. She calls me back this week, the sand point isn’t working. I go there expecting no water. There’s plenty of water, it just has the yellowish brown iron tinge that all water in the area gets. She wants me to dig the point back up to make sure it’s working. I’m like “do you have water?” “Yes of course we do or you’d have a grouchier me to talk to!” “Well ma’am last time I checked water isn’t naturally chlorinated out of the ground, but I’ll gladly quote you on treatment systems.” I get the typical response of “well you just put it in and it doesn’t produce clean water” “ welcome to cottage country!”


How deep is it? When you say "sand point" do you mean your backfill was sand for filtration or that the area is naturally sandy?


Why not just drive a point instead of digging?




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How deep is it? When you say "sand point" do you mean your backfill was sand for filtration or that the area is naturally sandy?


Why not just drive a point instead of digging?




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A sand point refers to sandy soil.
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:33 AM   #1124
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A sand point refers to sandy soil.



Around here we have a company that if you live where the water table is high enough they dig a hole about 30 feet deep and about as wide, set a 6" or 8" pvc pipe with holes drilled in the bottom 10', wrap it in landscape fabric, back fill the bottom 10' or so with large stone, and then do at least 10' of septic sand backfill before a couple feet of top soil.




It's quite a bit cheaper than drilling a well and while it may be surface water the septic sand provides adequate filtration.




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Old 06-27-2020, 09:10 AM   #1125
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A sand point refers to sandy soil.



Around here we have a company that if you live where the water table is high enough they dig a hole about 30 feet deep and about as wide, set a 6" or 8" pvc pipe with holes drilled in the bottom 10', wrap it in landscape fabric, back fill the bottom 10' or so with large stone, and then do at least 10' of septic sand backfill before a couple feet of top soil.




It's quite a bit cheaper than drilling a well and while it may be surface water the septic sand provides adequate filtration.




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That’s exactly how I do it. The water table in this park is about 3 feet down.
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Blocking numbers is starting to pay off. Twice this week I got voice mails but the phone didn't ring so that means I've spoken to them already and they were disqualified either from their comments, price shopping tactics or other dis-qualifiers.

There is one woman who got through though, I had blocked her number because she belonged in the cheapskates group. I guess she called every other company too and she started to use a private number to try and get someone. She didn't remember me but I did, I told her I was busy but I had a blank agenda.

The other day another cheapskate woman called saying she had called everyone and everyone was "busy" I said mam you are calling from a city 3 hours away! We are not even the same region! She replied "Still can you refer me someone"? Stupid...

Then tonight a woman calls and the first thing she says is "What's the rate"? so I knew it was a waste of time so I said send some pics and low and behold she sent VIDEOS within 20 seconds! I wonder if it's a price shopper or a company trying to size me up. I'll be blocking that one too.
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I saved myself from wasted trip and injuries! A woman called this morning saying she used a product to open up her clogged lav sink and said it smelled terrible. I asked her the product she used, yep sure enough she put in pure sulfuric acid. She had no clue it was dangerous stuff.

F__king hardware stores who sells that $hit!

I told her to call someone else who's willing to take the risk of going straight to the hospital for chemical burns. it ain't going to be me!
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I saved myself from wasted trip and injuries! A woman called this morning saying she used a product to open up her clogged lav sink and said it smelled terrible. I asked her the product she used, yep sure enough she put in pure sulfuric acid. She had no clue it was dangerous stuff.

F__king hardware stores who sells that $hit!

I told her to call someone else who's willing to take the risk of going straight to the hospital for chemical burns. it ain't going to be me!
I prefer Hydrochloriic acid to unclog drains. It seems to have the same strength as sulfuric acid but none of the smell.


I use acid in a lav or urinals mostly with PPE and a mini plunger. It works pretty well. It's saved the day quite a few times.
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I prefer Hydrochloriic acid to unclog drains. It seems to have the same strength as sulfuric acid but none of the smell.

I use acid in a lav or urinals mostly with PPE and a mini plunger. It works pretty well. It's saved the day quite a few times.

Same here, HCl is much stronger than sulfuric and works great. It's the only chemical drain cleaner I keep on the van.


Works really well for cleaning old metal parts too. Not my fault some people don't know how to work with chemicals safely, doesn't mean they should be banned. Life is dangerous, if you're scared stay home







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School is a little over 2 years old. We got reports of this mop sink smelling. Put a camera down the line and couldn't find the p trap so I pulled the sink. And this is what I found.

So far for code violations I see
- P trap before the dirty arm, so I got sewer gas from the vent.
- Compression couplings on trap primer line
- Caulked the pipe into the bottom of the mop sink instead of using a gasket.
-The trap primer line was stubbed cut flush with the wall and put a clean out cap over...
- They even missed the wall


This was done by a union shop. Which I thought those guys usually had there crap together but how was this left?

edit: Also the 4x2 combo looks off. I wanna take it out and inspect it but it looks bent almost. It doesnt look square at all.

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