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I sure don’t like fernco’s, I’ve repaired too many that weren’t supported properly and sagged. We use Shielded mission couplings or sheer bands.
Around here OSHA would crucify you for that home made shoring.
 

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Neat job, hope you use better shoring next time.

Today I first installed an 1-1/2" LeakDefense valve. Next I tracked a waterline. Lunch was sushi. Then I replaced some stems in a shower. Last job was water on at a small cottage, no breaks to fix. Pretty easy day.
 

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Water heater change out, then a consult with a customer who wants a lot of things done, then a rooftop a/c not cooling. Changed out a condenser fan motor and good to go. Home early today but I have way too many heat/air installs I have to get to in the next couple weeks.
 

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Agree on shoring. EITHER THE CUSTOMER PAYS FOR PROPER TRENCH SHORING OR I DONT DO THE JOB.

And I will call them out if they go with someone cheaper.
Customer paid for it and had no issues with it. Our excavator dropped the ball. We had an understanding that if trench is deeper than 5’ then it has to be dug slightly wider, dirt has to be at least 12” away from the edge of the trench and has to be shored. This morning I showed up and my trench was was narrow, dirt was right on the edge of the trench and wasn’t shored. Our schedule is full for next 2 weeks and had to be done today so we ended up building our own shoring. Next week we are replacing water yardline and got another excavator crew. Told my current excavator today that I didn’t have time for these shenanigans.
 

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I agree with you on OSHA 100%. My excavator dropped the ball.
No, you dropped the ball by going into that death trap.

I've gone into my fair share of sketchy holes, but that right there is a grave.
 

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LeakDefense valve? Never heard of it
It monitors flow and shuts a valve if the flow is outside of a set of parameters.

There's a couple different brands of this sort of thing.
 
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No, you dropped the ball by going into that death trap.

I've gone into my fair share of sketchy holes, but that right there is a grave.
It monitors flow and shuts a valve if the flow is outside of a set of parameters.

There's a couple different brands of this sort of thing.
is this similar to MoenFlo?
 

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Did 3 jobs today, blocked 2 callers, disqualified 3 others who usually cheat.

I went for a drive.
What were the jobs you did?
 
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What were the jobs you did?
Main valve replacement
Toilet smell, tiny leak, flange too low
1/2" copper pipe not soldered all the way through and leaked 30+ years after

These 3 were all repeat customers, first time this happened in one day!
 

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Walked the dog. Harvested some potatoes (red and white), garlic and leeks. Prepped a raised bed and planted some of tomato seedlings and replaced a zucchini plant that was looking kind of sad.
Pulled some cushions out of storage. Chopped up a cracked kid's wading pool.
Sat outside and read. Drank more coffee than is good for me. Prepped some ribs for grilling tonight.
Thinking about watching the Warriors vs Memphis.
 
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