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Cookie
07-25-2009, 09:22 PM
I thought it might be fun to post here the details of your work day.

I notice that many other plumbing sites does this thread. Even though I am not a plumber I do work. I will start it with mine. I can't wait until, August so I can resume my teaching position. I had taken a job to tie me over money-wise (retail business) and today, I punched out at noon, and kept walking, actually, kept driving, all the way home, and never going back.

Dunbar Plumbing
07-25-2009, 11:53 PM
I took it easy today (saturday) until our county fair cancelled it's last day, which forced me to pull my misting truck out of the front lot and pick up all my park benches.

Glad I don't have to deal with it sunday as I have a full day tomorrow, finishing up an ongoing job.

Busy the next couple weeks as well being a camera man.

Cookie
07-26-2009, 08:05 AM
It has been hot enough here, in the high 80's to still use those Misting trucks of yours. This place I was at yesterday, (where I walked) was a big place, and won't turn on the air. It was stifling. So, now that I don't have a job to go to today I guess it is work around the house today; and work on the classroom outlines.

So what are you filming? Need a hired hand? ;)

Terry
07-26-2009, 08:36 AM
As I was watching "Marley and Me", I was thinking it would be nice to have a thread about the work day expediences we have.
Then I came down to the computer, and here it was.

Nice job Cookie.

Was I reading your mind?

Cass
07-26-2009, 10:16 AM
My work day (Sat.) comprised of looking at a 1.5" water line at a condo with a leak...then looking at another condo that needs a new dishwasher installed and a condensate line replaced that is coming from the A/C that is plugged and leaking onto the ceiling of the unit below...

Terry
07-26-2009, 11:12 AM
Sometimes I go into places like banks, and if I look up, I will see damp ceiling tiles form the air units.
The condensate drains block, and the drip pans overflow.

Some guys clear them with a shot of air from a compressor.

Cass
07-26-2009, 12:44 PM
I like this thread...

Cookie
07-26-2009, 04:14 PM
As I was watching "Marley and Me", I was thinking it would be nice to have a thread about the work day expediences we have.
Then I came down to the computer, and here it was.

Nice job Cookie.

Was I reading your mind?

Maybe. :) I just saw it on other sites and saw they had a nice flux of activity over it, we actually have Rugged to thank because he started one on another site, I just kind of copied it, he deserves the credit.

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 05:17 AM
Then, she added, " I could just take you home." DOUBLE YIKES.

" It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again"

Buffalo Bill
Silence of the Lambs

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 05:26 AM
My Day
7:00 wake up-7:15 on the road
7:20 on 407(toll road) 85mph
7:50 arrive at work
8:00 eat breakfast and enter faxed orders.
8:10-12:00 enter orders, phone calls (check Terry love web site)
12:00-1:00 eat lunch if weather ok go for a walk
1:00-5:00 same as morning
5:00-5:35 on 407 (toll road) 85-90mph
5:40-6:00 make dinner
6:00-10:00 veg in front of tv
10:00 on sleep

Cass
07-27-2009, 05:34 AM
My son's room sized air conditioner leaked alot into his room, I didn't get a chance to look at it yet, any ideas perhaps, why it did that and what I need to look for to fix it? Thank you

Most times an A/C window unit leaks is because it is tipped towards the room rather than away...

I would check that first...

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 06:19 AM
I actually used to go a little faster than that but they put a new law in place here if you go more than 50km over the speed limit (100km on highways) you get charged with "Street racing" which it was designed for.

The new law carries stiffest penalties of any speeding ticket in the United States, or Canada. Penalties for driving 50 km/h over the speed limit include, a $2,000 - $10,000 fine, roadside vehicle seizure, and driver's licence suspension for 1 week, and 6 demerit points.

5,000 charged in 2009 by May 18.
8,459 charged in first year
23 charged daily!
41% convicted on the charge
39% have charges reduced
36 drivers have been caught twice

So that's why i only go 145km/h, but being a toll road it's not too busy and a lot of people go fast.

Cookie
07-27-2009, 06:30 AM
Peter, do you wear a helmet? :p

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 07:31 AM
Yes i got it.
I like the e-mail jokes like that, i usually on pass on ones like those.
The dirty ones i delete, you never know who's watching.

I don't wear a helmet i'm thinking going that fast if something happened, then i would only be a head left inside a helmet.

Terry
07-27-2009, 08:51 AM
Coming back from Whistler I was doing 90 for a while on winding mountain roads.
The guy in front of me was using three lanes, the lane for traffiic coming the other way, our lane, and the shoulder lane.
He had a little sports car, I had an Toyota Highlander 4-wheel drive.
I was able to drive it using the center lane.

It was pretty funny watching the sports car in front using three lanes.

I think it was marked for 45 MPH

It's hard to slow down after skiing for a few days.

http://www.terrylove.com/images/highlander_1.jpg
I only drive that way in Canada.
It comes from my high school days driving up to Whistler on weekends.

FloridaOrange
07-27-2009, 09:44 AM
V6 I hope Terry.
I've heard of Toyota Rav4's with V6's suprising a couple of mustangs. :mad:

My work day is usually sitting in front of a computer. Going out in the field once a week or so. My usual issues are what sirius/CD to listen to and what's for lunch.

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 10:14 AM
I only drive that way in Canada.

I did the trip from Bellingham Washington to San Diego.

Tried to go along the coast Hwy 101 Ocean Pacific (up & down the mountains) i got as far as Fort Bragg California and gave up and drove inland.

I was averaging 20MPH (lol) and these huge tree trucks were riding my but the whole way.

Scariest drive i've ever been on.

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 10:19 AM
I loved that most of the curves went off the mountain had no guard rails and no edge.
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Terry
07-27-2009, 10:41 AM
Corners like that are meant to be drifted.

I had one wild run through Oregon in the Mountains once in a Fiat Brava, seems I was doing 90 there on empty roads.
Lot's of drifting.
Sort of like skiing, but on wheels. I like the sidewise motion.

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 11:01 AM
You guys won't take offense if I tell you YOU'RE NUTS! :p

Hey don't say "Guys" i was only doing 20!
I was being sarcastic when i said i loved it, i was white knuckled the whole time.

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 11:35 AM
My mom's eyes were shut and she was halfway into my seat (drivers seat) and she kept screaming "SLOW DOWN" and i said i'm going the speed limit and these trucks are up my butt and she said "I DON'T CARE SLOW DOWN!".

Terry
07-27-2009, 11:50 AM
I took a friend of mine to Crystal one time, there is a cat track from the top along the side of the mountain.

She said she was worried about going off the trail and winding up in the trees.
So of course I had to turn off the trial and go down that way, told her I would meet her farther down the hill.

It kind of freaked her,


http://www.terrylove.com/images/terry/crystal_4_taylor_rainier.jpg
My son Taylor, the trail is behind him.

Peanut9199
07-27-2009, 12:33 PM
I was learning with my dad and i was backing out of our underground garage spot and i put in my foot on the brake, put the car in reverse and leaned over to look out the back window, took my foot off the brake, stepped on the gas and hit the wall..... it was in drive.

I also remember driving with him and we were going down the street and i saw a couple of cute girls, so i was checking them out.
My father says "Keep your eyes on the road" and i said "Ya i am" and he said "Oh ya, then way did you drive through that stop sign!".

Peanut9199
07-28-2009, 06:04 AM
My sister works for Peel Children's Village, which deals with abused, problem kids and victims of violence could be a parent/sibling is murdered and the children are stuck in the middle of it.
She will go to their homes and help the family deal with the problems.

I would not want her job and i would not do what you do either.

It takes a special person to take on that kind of responsibility and heartache.

Cass
07-28-2009, 08:41 AM
Here you go...a new old rhyme...




There was an Old Lady song
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and wiggled and tiggled inside her;
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a bird;
How absurd to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cat;
Fancy that to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady that swallowed a dog;
What a hog, to swallow a dog;
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I don't know how she swallowed a cow;
She swallowed the cow to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a horse...
She's dead, of course!

Gary Slusser
07-28-2009, 11:53 AM
Right on Terry!

Nothing like a good handling vehicle and a few miles of twisties. I fell in love with them in England in 1962 when I bought my first car, a new red 1962 Mini Minor 5 speed manual with dual carbs and Perrelli racing tires. The front wheel drive took some getting used to but didn't take long on old English twistie country roads racing blokes in their Triumphs and such.

At times I still relive those days with my 4 door Jeep. That's if I can handle the screaming codriver... If I can take it long enough, she gasps for air and turns blue over 80.

hj
07-28-2009, 12:33 PM
quote; but, what is this 85mph? :eek: I am never in that much of a hurry to get to work, you could ticket me for doing under the speed limit,

It's like I told my grandson the other day when we got behind an electrical utility truck. I told him, "If they are going to a job they will drive 45, if they are going back to the barn they will be going 70." My daughter complained to my wife one time that, "Dad doesn't drive as fast as he used to. He used to go 125 on his motorcycle and 90 and the highways." Actually it was 110 on the highways when my wife could not see the speedometer. Before I moved out here, when I came down to see what conditions were, I was driving through St. Louis at 2:00 a.m., (before the days of the Interstates), and a patrolman pulled me over and asked if I knew how fast I was driving. I told him, "Not really, but it was probably in the neighborhood of 95. He said, "Close, I had you at 98." After a little conversation, he asked me to slow down until I got out of town, but as soon as he was out of sight I hit the throttle again and was in Albequerque about 10;00 a.m. after a couple of rest stops.

Cookie
07-28-2009, 11:16 PM
Right on Terry!

Nothing like a good handling vehicle and a few miles of twisties. I fell in love with them in England in 1962 when I bought my first car, a new red 1962 Mini Minor 5 speed manual with dual carbs and Perrelli racing tires. The front wheel drive took some getting used to but didn't take long on old English twistie country roads racing blokes in their Triumphs and such.

At times I still relive those days with my 4 door Jeep. That's if I can handle the screaming codriver... If I can take it long enough, she gasps for air and turns blue over 80.

The jeep liberty is the 3rd overpriced vehicle. :(
http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/1021/americas-most-overpriced-cars/

Peanut9199
07-29-2009, 05:27 AM
My Aunt had a lease for a Cherokee that was up.
She went in to get a new model, they said they didn't have one but they would give her a Commander for the same price.
She had no idea what it was but said sure and signed the deal.
She goes out the back to pick it up and it looks like a Hummer, she can barely climb in the monster, but she is stuck with it for the next three years.
I guess with the price of gas they were having trouble getting rid of them.
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Cookie
07-29-2009, 06:58 AM
I bet that one is a gas guzzler. Maybe with the help of someone your aunt should go back to that place and request something closer to what she had. That is awful how people will take advantage of the next guy. The Liberty isn't too bad on gas at all and it is perfect in the winter on my hills getting back and forth to work, I think it would be ideal for her. It is easy to drive, easy to get into and a nice area in the back for groceries or packages.

Peanut9199
07-29-2009, 07:45 AM
No they weren't to helpful, but she already had a Compass for my cousin and she's at college for the next 3 years and only uses it when she comes home on break, so my Aunt is using that for now.

It's funny to watch her climb into it, she's short and a bit over weight so it cute.

Plus she makes a lot of money so she doesn't care too much on the gas.
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Cass
07-30-2009, 10:40 PM
I replaced 1 water heater today...the water pressure was so low that it took almost as long to fill it as it took to drain it...I didn't check but I am going to guess it was around 25-30 PSI.

Cookie
08-07-2009, 11:38 AM
worked all morning, long day.
The rest of today is play day...
How is your work day?

Peanut9199
08-07-2009, 11:54 AM
8-10 i entered some orders, played on the internet.
10-11 meeting
11-12 Duravit education
12-1:30 Pizza and wings (from Duravit)
1-3 phone & internet
3-5 hopefully nothing

Your story reminded me of a situation with a plumber that was working at Queensway Mental Hospital.
He's working away, his tool box behind him, he here's a noise looks behind him and a patient is standing in the doorway smiling and waving, he waves back and turn to work again.
The patient walks in picks up a hammer and starts to hit him, luckily he stops him before he passes out from the blows to his head.
New policy one guy works another watches the doorway.

FloridaOrange
08-07-2009, 01:37 PM
My Fridays end at 11:30.
Been napping, eating cookies I made for my daughter and just got done watching a movie.

:D

Cookie
08-07-2009, 02:53 PM
I made pizza's today.

hj
08-07-2009, 06:51 PM
I hope your helper is better than the one who was working with a plumber shortly after I moved here. They were on the roof of a five story building. When they got done, the plumber put the tools in the tool box and told the kid to throw them in the truck. Instead going down stairs and doing it, he walked over to the parapet and dropped the toolbox into the truckbed. It almost went all the way through, and made a very impressive, and permanent, dent in the floor.

Terry
08-12-2009, 07:42 PM
http://www.terrylove.com/images/delta_valve_replacement.jpg

Updating a Delta from old to new pressure balanced.

Peanut9199
08-13-2009, 05:10 AM
http://www.terrylove.com/images/delta_valve_replacement.jpg

Updating a Delta from old to new pressure balanced.

When i first looked at the picture i thought "Why would someone want 3 shower valves beside each other" and then i looked closer.

Neotonic
08-23-2009, 05:02 PM
I usually Go to School Monday - Friday :\
But after this year i can start life in College!