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In your case I would agree. However, I have the time and I can afford to give back. Unfortunately, I've got my second covid shot scheduled for next week.
Anyone who believes in small government must also believe in helping others directly. Of course we can't always help directly.
 
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so the people of texas have no clue what a main water valve is to shut the house water off?????..and what about a generator for the home??? I bet they all have 75 inch tvs..but no one wants to prep for emergencies untill its too late..then everyone cries about it...and guess what..after this freeze..ill bet 95% dont change one dam thing and it will happen again..and they will cry about it again...
the whole east coast got slammed by super storm sandy and there was no electric in areas for weeks, supermarkets ,stores and homes were under water, so it wasnt even if electric came back on you would have a place to shop or live and we survived..and it was winter time too..freezing temps ontop of being flooded out...I dont recall much if any help from texas....???
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Anyone who believes in small government must also believe in helping others directly. Of course we can't always help directly.
If you really want to help please
Send your donations to the Clinton foundation Texas Relief fund and they will
dispense it out to the most worthy and needy.....lol--- Just like they did
down in Haiti with the earthquake.....
 

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Doesn't surprise me one bit people having their house flooded and crying on the internet what to do while a deluge is coming from the ceiling. 50% of my customer don't know where the main shut off is or what it does.
 

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If you really want to help please
Send your donations to the Clinton foundation Texas Relief fund and they will
dispense it out to the most worthy and needy.....lol--- Just like they did
down in Haiti with the earthquake.....

I've already vowed to help one specific ethiopian...errr I mean texan ;)


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I think NGO's certainly have their place, but with the internet connecting people like never before we could all very easily get texan penpals and send our aide directly. Cut out the middlemen. Abuse of the system would likely be a lot less as well. We'd each be vetting and reaching out on our own, as opposed to those individuals seeking aide.
 
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Doesn't surprise me one bit people having their house flooded and crying on the internet what to do while a deluge is coming from the ceiling. 50% of my customer don't know where the main shut off is or what it does.
Maybe closer to 75%.

I would beg to differ... most dont know their asses from a hole in the ground...
I would peg the number of totally helpless at 90% dont know how to shut off the water

the electrical breaker box probably closer to 80% cause that is where the power to get the
TV running comes from....

and probably close to 99% dont know how to shut off their gas meter if
they had an emergency.... (thats a tough one )

but 99% all know how to program that TV to record every episode of Housewives of Allanta:p:p :ROFLMAO:
 

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Maybe closer to 75%.
I would beg to differ... most dont know their asses from a hole in the ground...
I would peg the number of totally helpless at 90% dont know how to shut off the water
Probably higher than 50%, sure why not, more men know where it is, women very rarely know and when I put in a new ball valve for the main I have to show them 3 times there's only 2 positions, on and off and it still confuses them. So I say look on the handle it has on/off directions, then they relax a little more.
 

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Probably higher than 50%, sure why not, more men know where it is, women very rarely know and when I put in a new ball valve for the main I have to show them 3 times there's only 2 positions, on and off and it still confuses them. So I say look on the handle it has on/off directions, then they relax a little more.

All the lesbians and men haters down in Texas right now are all begging for a man to help them ...LO
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They all can strap on the vibrators and service each other--but when it comes to an emergency they are lost....

Tango, it Kinda feels good to be needed again dont it??
 

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Tango, it Kinda feels good to be needed again dont it??
Not sure where you are going with that?
You mean people actually wanting a real plumber in their crisis? Yes! Over time I have fine tuned my recipe to have a little less irritable jobs and customers. It's getting a little better but still I have drama stories with headaches on a weekly basis.
 

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We're really at the point where we need material more than manpower, at least where I'm at. Exterior tankless water heaters burst by the dozens when the power got cut, and we're not sure when the next shipment will arrive. Copper, CPVC, and 1/2-1" PVC fittings and insulation are hard to come by as well.

It's also mildly irritating hearing my northern compatriots go on about how none of this would have happened if we used their code instead of ours.
 

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We're really at the point where we need material more than manpower, at least where I'm at. Exterior tankless water heaters burst by the dozens when the power got cut, and we're not sure when the next shipment will arrive. Copper, CPVC, and 1/2-1" PVC fittings and insulation are hard to come by as well.

It's also mildly irritating hearing my northern compatriots go on about how none of this would have happened if we used their code instead of ours.

It might be wise to move the tankless inside if possible but you live in a place similar to florida..
I guess you just throw them back in and hope that this weather pattern goes away and does not
happen again for another 70years.....
No one is gonna go nuts and insulate their pipes and homes better over a freak snowstorm...

what else can you do??
 

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In your case I would agree. However, I have the time and I can afford to give back. Unfortunately, I've got my second covid shot scheduled for next week.
I would sooner give back in my own community..than drive 1500 miles through disaster zones to work for free...
 

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We're really at the point where we need material more than manpower, at least where I'm at. Exterior tankless water heaters burst by the dozens when the power got cut, and we're not sure when the next shipment will arrive. Copper, CPVC, and 1/2-1" PVC fittings and insulation are hard to come by as well.

It's also mildly irritating hearing my northern compatriots go on about how none of this would have happened if we used their code instead of ours.
the truth hurts some times..piss poor planning doesnt constitute an emergency on my part....you southerners want to live like cold weather doesn't exist so now your paying the price.....so maybe you should learn from your northern brothers in trade and not be pissed or cry about it...
 

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I always wonder how they make out with rebuilding after big natural distasters. I hear of big projects being held up here because of lack of trades manpower in normal circumstances. How the hell do they do it when rebuilding from the California wildfires? Shouldn't they be begging for guys to go to Puerto Rico? Why do I never hear about offers like that? We can drive in any state with a license from 1. Why wouldn't they at least make temporary approval for a licensee from any state to go to one of these disaster areas and work to help rebuild?

I'm registered with disaster relief in my State for plan review & inspections. It varies State to State how disaster response is dealt with. When called by the state they can eliminate any requirements for licensing. Usually if they do they want proof of training, certifications etc. in the area you are from.
The big questions in instances of inspections and plan review there can be a question of workers compensation and liability, this could be the same if your an employee even going temporarily to an area for relief work.
There are no uniform ways this is handled. With tornadoes here in the Midwest we have had a few instances we were needed by communities and that was the biggest sticking point.
 
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Wild plumbing in the deep south where the only frost line is usually in the freezer. Ever see a water softener OUTSIDE? PLUMBED IN WITH PVC? I did yesterday. Didn’t take pictures. Per homeowner request didn’t hook it back up. Then i fixed 3 popped copper lines inside. My co worker replaced a tankless heater that was outside and froze solid. I think it’s hilarious that people insist that insulating the exterior lines does a lick of good. Did this one today it was at a warehouse downtown.
 

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