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Yea, so "baby Junes", That is what my Wife & I call him, (Joseph Jr ) decided he wanted to go out and plumb today,

He made his rounds through a bunch of different states and worked with some Remarkable plumbers, as well as encountering some really nasty plumbing violations, and he asked me to share his story.

I hope you enjoy!

Here is how it all started:

He was asked to "sweep" the truck before we got started and for some reason he took it as "get me a long sweep".

Here is a look at him walking out of the truck with the sweep.


http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/122-guest-plumber-joseph-jr-visits-nc.jpg

He figured since it was still morning he would go out and look at some "free estimate" calls to see if he could drum up more work for the rest of the week,

Well, The lady that wanted the FREE estimate turned out to be a dead lead, She was just looking for someone to "band-aid" her situation, and she did not want to replace the water heater.....so what did Junes recommend?

"Hey Lady. Just jack the water heater up with some sweeps"


http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/129-junes-water-heater.jpg

Now ready for the next call Junes decided he would head west to work with some remarkable plumbers over there that know how to install water heaters.

He got there when the job was just about done, but he was still laughing about the previous job , and just had to share the story holding the sweep for effects :)


You can see the beautiful job of this water heater, to bad he got there late and didn't get a chance to show the boys how he could sweat pipe:)


http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/130-noritz-tankless-water-heater.jpg


After he got thrown off that job because he refused to let go of the sweep he decided he wanted to be a kid again, so he headed over to Ron's Grandson's house and they held the first ever:

PZ ROUND UP - Action Shots

http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/126-junes-rons-grandson.jpg


After They agreed that Kids should be kids and that it would be more fun for their dads and granddad's to compete they decided to go out side and look for the ice cream truck ( They said no paparazzi allowed, .....sorry )


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After leaving Ron's grandsons house he decided to stop over at Para's job site to see if possibly he could unload his long sweep on the Rough, and maybe borrow that broom he needed.

But when he got there, Para was no where to be found......"Oh man", he told me ...."Dad, you should have saw it, The ground was all trenched and I was ready to go, but no one was around. I hope next time Para is around , so we can plumb together!

Here is proof he was there :

http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/123-joseph-jr-visits-para.jpg


So after leaving the Paradise Job site he decided to head over to Bill's new bathroom install because he had to see it in person to get the full experience. When he got there he said the job was simply just Remarkable.

BUT before you knew it , Bill had to ask him to leave because he wouldn't get out of the shower. The homeowner was laughing at first because she understood he was a kid, but he started making a mess with all the water splashing around ,so they just agreed it was time for him to go onto next job,

I bet Bill was wondering what was up with that long sweep !


http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/127-junes-shower.jpg


Another call over the weekend led him to check out this attic where he would need to install maybe a vent or two, he wasn't sure, but he said that he could use a _______- yup , a long sweep :)

http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/125-june-attic.jpg

His second to last stop was over to All Clear Sewers job site to check out this neat way of cleaning drains from the roof.

He recommended putting his long sweep on the top of the vent pipe to make the "snaking" go easier,

All clear responded with: "Hey Kid, You wanna do it?"

Junes said he responded with: 'NA, I got places to go, but thanks for the lesson All Clear , I will see ya next time !


http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/131-junes-all-clear.jpg


After His Long day of running from job to job in several different states he finally decided that it was time to put the long sweep back into a truck,

He said "Dad, Ah I see now, If I would have went into this truck in the first place , I would have seen the broom right by the back door"

http://www.plumbingzone.com/members/*******-352/albums/photoshop-images/124-guest-plumber-joseph-jr-visits-mark.jpg



Well, That was his day and he had fun, I hope you did as well reading this thread, It was just meant to take the stress out of our days. Please Spread the word around your community and town and get more people involved in the trade.


God Bless

The End .....For now ;-)
 

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Dude, you gotta get out of the house.

We may have to organize a photochop intervention:rolleyes:

I always seem to use my chops for evil purposes rather than good.

I chopped one of my Jeeping buddies into the banner carriers position in the SF gay pride parade. Good times! good times.
 

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Dude, you gotta get out of the house.

We may have to organize a photochop intervention:rolleyes:

I always seem to use my chops for evil purposes rather than good.

I chopped one of my Jeeping buddies into the banner carriers position in the SF gay pride parade. Good times! good times.

Hehe, I work from the house , I can't leave :(

Yea, we should start a new section :)
 

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Yea, He said he hid your floor grate on the way out , because you threw him off the job :)....haha!!
 

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Nice post Joe.

Mark
 

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Around here in these parts of the planet, we call that there fitting a 3" combo.:blink:tee hee hee
Yea, Its called that here too as well, But I am old school and in service weight pipe that is a long sweep , so I am just lazy and call it a long sweep PVC .

It's actually a combo here too :)
 

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That was great to read, thanks for the story line, makes having a long day at work seem worth it :)
 
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