Plumbing Zone - Professional Plumbers Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Plumber/Gasfitter
Joined
·
912 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
To be honest.. its going in scrap bucket.. I've got tons of them.. and this one has been worked on the packing nut is shredded from years of channel locks cranking on it.. just thought I'd show it before its gone...

Its old but like I said I've been working in the city for years and these are in every house pre 1950 which is 3/4 of houses in our city my house has one still in service and it works too
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
426 Posts
To be honest.. its going in scrap bucket.. I've got tons of them.. and this one has been worked on the packing nut is shredded from years of channel locks cranking on it.. just thought I'd show it before its gone...

Its old but like I said I've been working in the city for years and these are in every house pre 1950 which is 3/4 of houses in our city my house has one still in service and it works too


I’d love to get my hands on some of those.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,512 Posts
To be honest.. its going in scrap bucket.. I've got tons of them.. and this one has been worked on the packing nut is shredded from years of channel locks cranking on it.. just thought I'd show it before its gone...

Its old but like I said I've been working in the city for years and these are in every house pre 1950 which is 3/4 of houses in our city my house has one still in service and it works too



you have $$$ coming out ur a$$ and you dont know it..put those valves on ebay as steam punk and they sell for $$$$...go take alook..ill bet you can get $10 + for each of those valves...in that condition...


take a look at this asking price https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1-4-POWELL-GATE-VALVE-150-WSP-BRASS-BRONZE-STEAM-PUNK-ART-SCULPTURE/303330282839?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item469fe4cd57:g:UpMAAOSwf4BcZ7m-&enc=AQAEAAACQBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qXLeXskUmwQ70wd%2FrjZkJI1wUZx3jmnHkQnYzI4TTrLqHtopH7jPzHYIjy6zFM%2Fz47XfBIieAN45c0IDwB36XahFprN9ci7KvvUmvLxg50zWKD5mrKLayZlSYliy%2FmTjFbVQcWF27r%2FtnlzdULOVwlS9%2Bc4%2FmZUKI22FTqjokDM7bSAGwyQU8iyjgGl0FhtmvjLeKHgEm1kez77LlVv3rZ6uAKg%2FlsUbbOONceugVC36dfzvvRwndWGmfgyWC1cLiCrtE9P%2BeIWJrRxENXXe1OA6rTOgzDL7GugKW5FIuvrJkq2%2BxFQRhUowttoY4IET0h0oU2phO00umE5eVWPFVSfwQJh76VgS8UwesfzYNDQVnX1CYGxZRZw6vZpt5rcQBur12ggBvtr8vKG28AHpGNbIkt%2F00JN8JM7Im9ytT6eGVlvs5%2BOzcZwKisiHyhEg8CXH77XzeMtXkExYHFSPAA%2F0ZxD4x2I6N8ojzWLGCSHKrcGVAPXkmTNSIKupZ%2BB61ycL2Mb7NGOsCPVhBPMHX2Yz%2FfxjH5hXQ6%2Bgz1%2BhbK%2BNjfH8avmOrGwsv1k%2F7PbpeLLWU0xS6yWFrxRugCJLKAwvRf3BQZnpSXxlWqirKYowRJNY8d7t7IRZrkBDgDO8Do4mMFub1JLCDVY6XEB7o3sG2xSc%2BQtJbq5JzCKupt7Vr4kJ1jvEIovndrPnah9R3oGkkexqShze4CItqzpYOXVE2Pt5Zfjz1G3n1VYlWNNvA%3D%3D&checksum=303330282839fa6dee86a550457baeb18cd6f13b55e4&enc=AQAEAAACQBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qXLeXskUmwQ70wd%2FrjZkJI1wUZx3jmnHkQnYzI4TTrLqHtopH7jPzHYIjy6zFM%2Fz47XfBIieAN45c0IDwB36XahFprN9ci7KvvUmvLxg50zWKD5mrKLayZlSYliy%2FmTjFbVQcWF27r%2FtnlzdULOVwlS9%2Bc4%2FmZUKI22FTqjokDM7bSAGwyQU8iyjgGl0FhtmvjLeKHgEm1kez77LlVv3rZ6uAKg%2FlsUbbOONceugVC36dfzvvRwndWGmfgyWC1cLiCrtE9P%2BeIWJrRxENXXe1OA6rTOgzDL7GugKW5FIuvrJkq2%2BxFQRhUowttoY4IET0h0oU2phO00umE5eVWPFVSfwQJh76VgS8UwesfzYNDQVnX1CYGxZRZw6vZpt5rcQBur12ggBvtr8vKG28AHpGNbIkt%2F00JN8JM7Im9ytT6eGVlvs5%2BOzcZwKisiHyhEg8CXH77XzeMtXkExYHFSPAA%2F0ZxD4x2I6N8ojzWLGCSHKrcGVAPXkmTNSIKupZ%2BB61ycL2Mb7NGOsCPVhBPMHX2Yz%2FfxjH5hXQ6%2Bgz1%2BhbK%2BNjfH8avmOrGwsv1k%2F7PbpeLLWU0xS6yWFrxRugCJLKAwvRf3BQZnpSXxlWqirKYowRJNY8d7t7IRZrkBDgDO8Do4mMFub1JLCDVY6XEB7o3sG2xSc%2BQtJbq5JzCKupt7Vr4kJ1jvEIovndrPnah9R3oGkkexqShze4CItqzpYOXVE2Pt5Zfjz1G3n1VYlWNNvA%3D%3D&checksum=303330282839fa6dee86a550457baeb18cd6f13b55e4


and even more for junk valves..
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brass-Gate...415645?hash=item3d9926181d:g:u-sAAOSw~w5d716m
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
7,976 Posts
I’ve been married for 15+ years. Title didn’t phase her. Next potential victim is my 11 y/o.... I’ll report back.

Seriously though, I’d love to have one of those in my collection!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,512 Posts
I’ve been married for 15+ years. Title didn’t phase her. Next potential victim is my 11 y/o.... I’ll report back.

Seriously though, I’d love to have one of those in my collection!

just tell him the modern day name for " service cock" is " escort"" gigolo".. something single old ladies use.... :vs_laugh:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,675 Posts
Speaking of an old service cock....Anyone heard from @Plumber_bill lately?













.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Venomthirst

·
Registered
Plumber/Gasfitter
Joined
·
912 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Lmfao you guys are hilarious.. the naming of the post was used to drive attention lol.. I stopped calling them valves.. A cock is a better term in my opinion.. unless I'm talking about a ball valve because if you say ball cock then it's obviously confusing what your talking about
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,512 Posts
Lmfao you guys are hilarious.. the naming of the post was used to drive attention lol.. I stopped calling them valves.. A cock is a better term in my opinion.. unless I'm talking about a ball valve because if you say ball cock then it's obviously confusing what your talking about
when I talk about cock noone(her) misunderstands what I mean.....:devil3::devil3::devil3:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,512 Posts
Lmfao you guys are hilarious.. the naming of the post was used to drive attention lol.. I stopped calling them valves.. A cock is a better term in my opinion.. unless I'm talking about a ball valve because if you say ball cock then it's obviously confusing what your talking about

I would call then hose bibs....or sill cock if you want to get cocks involved...never really heard the term " service cock" much at all...
 

·
Registered
Plumber/Gasfitter
Joined
·
912 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Lol.. nobody uses that term... I was just trying to be funny.. the uk guy calls valves cocks sometimes.. bug everything he says is worded differently
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,512 Posts
Lol.. nobody uses that term... I was just trying to be funny.. the uk guy calls valves cocks sometimes.. bug everything he says is worded differently

listening to how some people speak from other countries and their terms can be both funny and interesting at the same time...and then trying to figure out what they mean by what they say.....
 

·
4th year apprentice
Joined
·
399 Posts
No one likes to feel like they don't know something. I've seen that manifest as frustration and embarrassment and turn into anger directed at the plumber when the customer doesn't know what the hell a hose bib or a sillcock is. They all understand when I say hose faucet. I normally don't like dumbing down things, but in this case it is self preservation. We get enough customers who get pissed just because they have to pay us, no sense giving them another reason.

They hate me when I buy a new computer when they start spouting off tech terms without an explantion in English, because I don't stand for it and I let them know. I just went back to one store and paid a little more for a TV because the kid took the time to explain all the features in English for someoen who has no interest in electronics, so I could compare and figure out exactly what I wanted.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
7,976 Posts
True story. Second week of training I had to deal with the home owner, a sweet old lady. The guy training me booked it when I told her she needed a new cock and ball.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top