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Getting slammed with broken pipes from this freeze, which is good, but man I get tired real fast, were back logged, no end in sight yet. Sorry I have not been talking much on here, but been so busy hard to keep.
 

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It almost got down to the low 40's around here. I acutally wore a long sleaved shirt today! I can't imagine fixing cracked pipes in freezing weather is very fun.
 

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Calling for more snow over the next few days, maybe there we will be snow for x-mas here, I have not seen that here yet.
 

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If I look way up to the hills, I can see some white stuff off in the distance. Beaches are still crowded with surfers. I don't know if I could be crawling around on frozen ground working under a house. I don't have those kind of balls. There are some guys on here that I just shake my head at in the conditions they work in. I think I need to go there and get thoughened up a bit. I hope Mother Nature goes easy on you all up there.. Hay, whad ya think of my little tankless experiment post?
 

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Got my first set of frozen water line repairs tomorrow morning.


Great thing is...I get to watch someone else get in the crawlspace and do the work, get paid because I'm the director, tool hander to him and material supplier.

It just works this way when you're as wide as the space between the joists and the dirt. Wooooohoooooo!

I'm proud to be thick!
 

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I like your post, I don't do allot of tankless so I don't really know what to think, we use the some code, but we do have amendments to ours.

Yea I'm already tired of the cold weather, one day is fine but when we get two weeks on end, it's gets to me.
 

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i fixed my first frozen pipe of the year just yesterday. i'm only a few miles up 101 from you tankless. it does get cold here every now and then. not COLD, just cold. i started plumbing in colorado and this is like hawaii in comparison.






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I used to live in CA as a plumber years ago back in 85 to early 89 and then again from early 90 to 95. Marysville/Yuba City, way up north from where you are located.
 

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Got my first set of frozen water line repairs tomorrow morning.


Great thing is...I get to watch someone else get in the crawlspace and do the work, get paid because I'm the director, tool hander to him and material supplier.

It just works this way when you're as wide as the space between the joists and the dirt. Wooooohoooooo!

I'm proud to be thick!
Funny that you say that, just the other day, there was a WH behind a stacked washer a dryer, the space between the stairway wall the the stacks was too small for me to squeeze between, now I'm not the tall 5'4", so there is the one plumber that is taller them be and he was able to get back there, I feel fat now, I used to where 29 waste paint now I where 36.
 

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Ron, I'm with ya brother, I got to hang off of this guys foundation framing 10 feet off the ground, frozen I might add, thawing this guys water service in three different locations...Fun fun fun!!! Got him fixed to go chase another. That poor guys drainage was all exposed under this house which was about 30 - 40 feet up. His Lav's drains were frozen, luckily his kit sink and W/C line still were working...I can't wait for this super cold stuff to go!
 

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Good for you RON! Like my grandfather used to tell me " get all the work you can all day, those hunger pains will be there when you get home".:blink:
 

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I hate winter. Now that I'm using a trailer for my tools and stock I find that I really hate winter even more.

I had a frozen trailer the other day. Not too much time underneath except for turning the valve on and off while I made repairs inside. It was an old '79 with galvy pipes underneath and 3/8" copper tubes above the floor. Most of the damage was frozen copper tubes and leaking faucets and toilets. I'd like to get a couple more like that before Xmas.

And I found some neat pants for cold weather - they're made by Wrangler and have a felt liner and ripstop fabric, along with every kind of pocket there is. Only problem is they're heavy. They look a lot like what I usually wear, but have some nifty leather on the main right-hand pocket (right about where I usually clip a tape measure), and some leather on the back pockets.

$45 a pair.

Other than that, I haven't had too many freeze calls. The real cold weather probably won't be here until February, though it's been down around zero at night.
 

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hell, if it gets around 15 here, Im buying every backflow, prv, hosebib, flex connector, and dresser coupling in town. Wont ever happen though.:(
 

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its sunday night, a little after 11:00 and just got home from the 3rd freeze up or break. its great, sunday after hours, great money. but ive got a huge case load of decent to big remodels, new construction, and normal service, and a back log of when you get a minute list. and the temp is holding steady between -30 to -10. these freakin freezeups are getting in the way of my project work and its f-n cold. somebody call me a p#@$y and tell me to suck it up and quit *****in.
 

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I was a f'n p****y tonight as I refused to answer the ringing phone. It was an emergency call and I was out in this cold tonight, 4 degrees.


Call me after it warms up to 34 degrees and all the lines blow, get a huge water bill and THEN I'll come out and fix yer plumbin' problems!

I got a frozen line at the shop right now, just need to open that frozen valve at the wall at the right time so when the ice expands it has a place to grow to.
 

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I was a f'n p****y tonight as I refused to answer the ringing phone. It was an emergency call and I was out in this cold tonight, 4 degrees.


Call me after it warms up to 34 degrees and all the lines blow, get a huge water bill and THEN I'll come out and fix yer plumbin' problems!

I got a frozen line at the shop right now, just need to open that frozen valve at the wall at the right time so when the ice expands it has a place to grow to.
4 degrees your havin a heat wave. and i accidently answered the phone, thought it was my wife.
 

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No calls today - they must have known I wasn't going anywhere.

We got slammed and a lot of roads aren't even plowed yet. Out in the country, the roads drift over, sometimes eight or more feet deep because of the open fields. I spent the day trying to keep up with the wind. With luck, we won't get slammed again tonight and I'll be able to get out of the drive without breaking out the snowblower again.

My mailbox was sitting in the middle of the sidewalk - seems those plow guys can't judge distance very well.
 

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Looked at a job converting a grocery store into medical offices yesterday. There hadn't been anyone in the building in 45 days. No heat as the previous owner killed all electrical power. It was 24 degrees in there when I was there with a live wet sprinkler system.:eek:

I called the fire department and shut down the riser. It will be 55 degrees here tomorrow. They started the heat today. I'm sending a couple guys up to start fixing tomorrow.
 

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we got slammed today with 6 frozen bursted pipe jobs, almost all of them underneath kitchen sinks, with the pipes in the overhang, im beat
 

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What do you guys usully charge for burst pipes? I have a guy with 2 burst pipe for tommorow and was looking for ideas to charge him (side job) you could pm if you dont feel right putting your prices on the board
 
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