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Bassman
02-26-2007, 11:54 PM
Well, I knew I could re-route my gas line by myself but I have an adult music student who is a plumber and we agreed to exchange music lessons for plumbing help. So, we moved my range across the kitchen and did the gas plumbing. I learned a few things:

-even a guy who has been plumbing for 35 years cusses like a sailor when things don't go exactly right.
-a pipe threader is the coolest damn gadget ever invented. For plumbing anyway.
-you can never have too much teflon tape on hand.
-mount plumbing up high in the 18" crawl space so future plumbers can get in there to work
-don't let yourself get too chubby to slide under the girders. :) not me.
-plumbing may not be brain surgery, but it sure is hard work. $70 an hour, what a deal!

hj
02-27-2007, 04:33 AM
-even a guy who has been plumbing for 35 years cusses like a sailor when things don't go exactly right.

Naybe so, but I have never seen it make things go any better.

-a pipe threader is the coolest damn gadget ever invented. For plumbing anyway.

At least when it has a power cord attached to it.

-you can never have too much teflon tape on hand.

My opinion is that for steel pipe, any amount of Teflon tape is too much.

-mount plumbing up high in the 18" crawl space so future plumbers can get in there to work

If only electricians would learn that same thing.

-don't let yourself get too chubby to slide under the girders. :) not me.

The "sterotypic" plumber would not fit either.

-plumbing may not be brain surgery, but it sure is hard work. $70 an hour, what a deal!

Cheap for a licensed contractor. Expensive for a moonlighter.