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Pulled out an old 40 gal skinny and installed this tankless and water softener. Footprint was 20" W x 22" D. Boss that bid it out said gotta make it happen. Everything wedged between the furnace and the stacked washer/dryer.

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Anyone else got some pictures of miracles pulled off in tight quarters?

Except you Skoro. Nobody wants to see your pictures of tight spots!
 

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Except you Skoro. Nobody wants to see your pictures of tight spots!
You wound me! My wife would be very upset if I shared my pictures of "tight spots".

Yesterday I looked at a leaking cast iron waste line. I will be going back for a few days to replace about 10' of 4" c.i. and about 15' of 3" ABS because some arsehole went from the 4" to the 3" on the vertical and then ran the 3" ABS through the basement and switched to 4" ABS. I don't understand why because they ran the 3" ABS in place of the old 4" c.i., they ordered two different sizes of ABS when they could have just done all 4". Anyway, I noticed on the work order a note about one of our rookies going there in October and then saying a line to a sillcock couldn't be repaired due to lack of access. I was in that same crawl space last summer running some new pex lines. I knew it was bullschit. I will be running the new line when I go back. I will have my helper take some tight spot pictures for you. 馃槝
 

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Why did you use those flex supplies? Are they 18" or longer?
 
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Do you like those Bradford tankless units? What sets them apart?
They seem to be alright. I like the Navien units a little better. The advantage to the Bradford Infiniti is it's fed from the top, so it looks a little better if you're switching from a tank to a tankless.

Why did you use those flex supplies? Are they 18" or longer?
I did consider using PEX straight to the unit, but there wasn't enough space to fit my crimpers. 18s were the shortest I had on the truck. Needs must at 6:30 on a Friday. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔 I know it looks bad.
 

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Tight spot? Ask that apprentice about tight spots....
That was a successful repair yesterday. There was 24" of headroom for the 125lb kid. He compared the crawl to crawling into his microwave. Yes, I cautioned him not to crawl into his microwave.
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Getting the new boiler in- and this was the easy way! Getting the gigantic old boiler out was even harder. Told the customer straight up we are going to damage the wall, no way around it due to tight turn at top of the staircase.
Thank God I was there to help by taking photos while my guys cussed me out. It is nice to be the boss sometimes!
 

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Had a good one today. Had to replace a section of cast that threaded through a spaghetti of ductwork, anaconda wiring, and galvanized water lines. The entrance to the space was about 14 x 16 and I had to take apart the ducts to even get in.
Always consider turning the power off before you have to interact with electrical wiring.

By interacting I mean crawling over it, in it or around it in order to get to your plumbing work.
 

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Always consider turning the power off before you have to interact with electrical wiring.

By interacting I mean crawling over it, in it or around it in order to get to your plumbing work.
I definitely keep my head on a swivel working around old wiring. I'm the son of an electrician so I know most of the warning signs to look for. That being said, if there's more than a half inch of water in the crawlspace the power is getting axed before I go in there.

The worst is the "grounded" pipes that turn out to be live! I remember one particular house that had the neutral bonded to the galvanized. That one smarted quite a bit and it took every ounce of professionalism I had left to not cuss somebody out. I told the HO they needed a sparky pronto. Their response: "well it worked fine until you came." 馃が
 

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I had to run some pex through an attic space to relocated a water heater. It was really close to were the main electrical panel was. I was laying on the wires to the entire home in the attic, the attic floor was covered in them.

Wires everywhere. I tell custy that I need to turn power off. He doesn鈥檛 like it. I say 鈥 we鈥檒l either I turn the power off or I can鈥檛 do the work 鈥

He agrees but is kinda acting weird about it鈥︹

So we kill the main breakers and THE BACKUP GEN set starts to run鈥..

I say, 鈥渨e have to turn the GEN off鈥.鈥

He says 鈥 I lost the Keys to the box 鈥.

I bring out bolt cutters and he goes nuts鈥︹

So I reach over to the gas valve and turned his gas off. 馃ぃ

Yes, I added $200 to his bill for being inconsiderate of Terry safety. Wrong or right, I did it and I won鈥檛 apologize for it.

I had a friend killed plumbing under a house by a naked wire. It鈥檚 no joke.
 

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Getting the new boiler in- and this was the easy way! Getting the gigantic old boiler out was even harder. Told the customer straight up we are going to damage the wall, no way around it due to tight turn at top of the staircase.
Thank God I was there to help by taking photos while my guys cussed me out. It is nice to be the boss sometimes!
That one guy is really struggling with that load....he needs a gym membership.... :ROFLMAO:
 
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