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I had a call for a leak in the ceiling of a selectman's office a couple years back. I happened to be parked on main street 100' away. I stood on his file cabinet to look above the drop ceiling. Heating system boiler drain was slightly dripping, they had just started the heating system for the season a couple days prior. Pulled out my pocket hose cap, screwed it on gudentite, and I was done. He grinned and asked "That's it?! You're still charging me the hour minimum aren't you?".
"Hell yes I am!"


I have two hose caps on my van

...Somewhere

Probably next to all those lost receipts I've been looking for
 

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"Hell yes I am!"


I have two hose caps on my van

...Somewhere

Probably next to all those lost receipts I've been looking for
I probably have a dozen. One in my pocket, several in my toolbag, and some in a couple different places in the van. If I use a drain for water like when I am snaking and I have any doubts about it holding, usually because I was the first guy to use it in several decades, I throw a cap on. No need for a call back from a dripping boiler drain my master could have put in when he was knee high on a fence post.
 

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I had a call for a leak in the ceiling of a selectman's office a couple years back. I happened to be parked on main street 100' away. I stood on his file cabinet to look above the drop ceiling. Heating system boiler drain was slightly dripping, they had just started the heating system for the season a couple days prior. Pulled out my pocket hose cap, screwed it on gudentite, and I was done. He grinned and asked "That's it?! You're still charging me the hour minimum aren't you?".
Nope 2hours what I would have said lolololol9lo
 

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I have had a number of them break off and then try to chip out the plastic shank broke off in the threads...
I finally get the threads cleared and the new valve wont start cause the threads are all corroded..
then I had to find a 3/4 tap to re-tap the god dam thing ..... and all this with the water coming out
onto the basement floor........ this was a rental and they did not want a new heater

but I won....
 

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I keep drain caps in the same tool box as the water heater drain pump, easy to remember where they are.
I always keep a hose cap in my pocket.
 
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