Hello to all, I am a residential service plumber with over 35 years experience. I know that sounds like a long time but I still have a lot to learn and I am looking for a place where I can expand my knowledge base and maybe troubleshoot those things that inevitably come along and stump even the best among us.
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Are you an employee, apprentice, journeyman, business owner?
Tell us if you had to go to trade school. How long?
How many hours or steps(1/2/3/4) before you become a journeyman?
What trade certificate do you have, plumbing, gas, oil, pipe fitter etc.? How did you get them, exams, courses, or free in a cracker jack box?
What about your recent jobs, describe what you actually do and what type of building : houses, high rises, commercial building, institutional, oil refineries, paper mills etc.
Tell us about you, some funny plumbing jobs and or horror stories.
I own my own business.
I learned most of my trade by OJT
I passed being a Journeyman 20+ years ago.
I am a SC licensed plumbing contractor. I applied my trade for 15 years, studied my code books, sat for and passed my exams in 1997. After giving them a few hundred dollars they gave me a pretty piece of paper that says "I are a plumber".
I don't know any other way to describe what type of buildings or what type of work a "residential service plumber" works on that would give any more detail than exactly that. But if it is still to difficult to figure out, I repair any plumbing issues in peoples houses that they might have.
Funny story?: Just this morning I was called out for a sewer inspection and after I sent my camera in 15' I found a pipe that was drill vertically through the sewer, 2' further I found another. After locating I found a sprinkler head directly above the sewer line. The top of the sewer is only about 8" deep. I am still scratching my head over this one.
OH, and by the way, I do tend to be a little sarcastic.