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I went to the hardware store after our talk of hex shank taps and finally bought myself a hex shank drill bit set. I am going to store them in a copper pipe wth end caps like I've done with my driver bits. Only 15$ under our contractor account.

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If those are Milwaukee and the case has a threaded insert on the outside, you can buy a magnet thingy that screws into it and then it’s a case with a magnet 🤣👍
It is a milwaukee but it doesn't have a threaded insert. I would just pop rivet a disc magnet on it if I wanted. I don't have anywhere to stick it to anyway. This was just to have a few bits in my bag that will work with my impact I keep in my bag. I will still need a 1/2" bit.
 
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I dont want anymore tools at all. If I were in the position i hope to one day achieve, i'd never pick up another tool again. Unless its to repair a rod or reel. That would be it.
 

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I lay down on the job too much to wear that stupid vest
 

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I think Rocky wears this tool vest when he runs service once a month. 😐

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I do. I like laying on the ground reaching down to repair a deep water main. I like the way all the random tools poke me in the chest and stomach while in that position. It turns me on. I load it down with pipe wrenches and wear it on my evening 2 mile walks also.
 

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Couldn’t you install a new faucet faster and cheaper than it would take to tap a old faucet???? Just sayin
Depends on the type of faucet. A lot of the time you just replace the stems and seats, pretty quick job. Doesn't take much longer to resurface a seat. A lot of the more experienced homeowners(old guys) replace their own washers every couple years and only call me when there's a bigger issues.

Fixing an old faucet is more than a simple repair labor is x and replace labor is y. New faucets aren't all brass like most of the antique ones. I have worked on 100yr old faucets that will easily last another 100-200yrs. Some people like the way their bathroom looks and want to keep the original fixtures. Sometimes a replacement isn't available or would be extremely expensive, as is the case with many freestanding clawfoot tub faucets that have an integrated waste assembly. Ever seen a sink with a built in porcelain spout? They usually don't make new valve bodies for those.

Tub and shower faucets get fixed a lot more often than lav. sink or kitchen faucets because who wants to open a wall?
 
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I do. I like laying on the ground reaching down to repair a deep water main. I like the way all the random tools poke me in the chest and stomach while in that position. It turns me on. I load it down with pipe wrenches and wear it on my evening 2 mile walks also.
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Couldn’t you install a new faucet faster and cheaper than it would take to tap a old faucet???? Just sayin

On this particular job the sink/faucet in question I replaced it with new. The other sink with original faucet is still there, works perfectly, and can easily be serviced again. In fact it's been 3 years this month since I put new washers in and resurfaced the seats.

Unfortunately the one that got replaced had some bad work done to it by an old maintenance guy. The stems were swiss cheesed at the handle broach. You can't win them all.
 
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You know for the better part of my career we didn’t buy or use any fancy tools. My father and grandfather grew up in harder times and they only bought what they had to. So that means they worked harder but kept more money.

Boy how things have changed. My dad said they thought they had hit the big time when they bought chain cutters instead of cuttting clay with chisels. And when they got electric drills and saws to to rough in’s.
 
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